The following are ongoing poetry reading events.  Often there are featured readers followed by an open mic.  Please support these events and help keep poetry happening in Portland.

Figures of Speech

Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  In Other Words Bookstore at 14 N. Killingsworth St. Two featured readers each month plus open mic. time (two page max for open mic. readers).  Also, a new writing prompt each month to take home and create new work.

Hosted by Steve Williams/Constance Hall

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The Studio Series

Poetry reading and open mic, Second Sunday of the month hosted by Leah Stenson.  At Stonehenge Studios, located in the historic Lair Hill, at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave. 97239 features photographs and greeting cards of Portland artist, Jacqueline Jones. The Studio is a gathering place that hosts regular wine tastings, art exhibits and wares of local artists.

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Colored Pencils Last Friday of the month

Colored Pencils is a monthly venue for contemporary painters and traditional poets, Old World sculptors and local performing artists, and world cuisine – but at bottom, we are a vision of a New Portland, an ethos and an aesthetic drawing from our city’s newcomer and settled communities’ enormous joint account of social and cultural capital. Last Fridays of every month our Colored Pencils crew – a vigorous collective of 14 nationalities and ethnicities, five religious traditions, three generations, all gender orientations, our city’s homeless, renters, and home owners – delivers a raucous celebration. Events feature our city’s grandest elders, our tiniest dancers, and everyone in between.  The venue varies, so check their web site.

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Your Voice Here an open forum for poetry and acoustic performance.  Hosted by Tom & Margot Lavoie.  Signup opens at 6:45pm, with the featured guest reader taking the floor at 7.

3rd Wednesday at St Johns Booksellers, 8622 N Lombard St Portland Oregon 97203-3731.

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