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Angela Decker

Angela Decker’s poems have appeared in African Voices, Comstock Review, Hip Mama, The Wisconsin Review, Jefferson Monthly, and others. She occasionally teaches poetry writing at Southern Oregon University and shares the arts & literature column “Quills & Queues” with Vicki Aldous in the Ashland Daily Tidings. Her chapbook, “Splendid Catastrophe,” was recently published by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Ashland where kids carry poems in their pockets and strangers read sonnets on the streets.

Writers, submit

The “Timberline Review,” a new literary journal published by the Oregon-based writing group Willamette Writers is seeking new work from established and emerging writers, so it is time to fearlessly send them your poetry, essays, creative nonfiction and short fiction For full guidelines and online submission details visit timberlinereview.com/submissions. Submissions are free for Willamette Writers [...]

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SOU creative writing faculty present their work

Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum is showcasing work by the Creative Arts faculty as well as hosting a series of talks and readings. This Thursday, February 19 at 5:30 pm, Robert Arellano, Kasey Mohammed and Craig Wright will read and discuss their poetry and stories. Don’t miss these talented, engaging and whip-smart writers. Arellano is [...]

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Young poets need your help

Hey poetry lovers, students at Crater Renaissance Academy of Arts and Sciences in Central Point are participating in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition and they need five fearless community members to judge this competition at the school on Friday, February 20th at 7:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to help out some hardworking kids [...]

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Charles Darwin at the Ashland Library

Come celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with Charles Darwin himself. On Thursday February 12 from 12:30-1:30 at the Ashland Library, local poet, writer and evolutionary biologist Pepper Trail will present a performance in the character of the English naturalist whose ideas on evolution and natural selection changed the way people viewed themselves and the world around [...]

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Share your love poems at Downtowne Coffee House

It’s the season of love poems, and the Coffee House Poets are hosting their monthly open-mic at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 12 at the Downtowne Coffee House in Talent. This month’s suggested poetry theme is “What is Love.” Poets can share their romantic writing or completely ignore the theme and share whatever the heck [...]

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Applegate Library offers self-publishing workshop

If any of you talented Rogue Valley writers are considering self-publishing a book, head over to the Applegate library Sunday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 for a two-hour workshop on self-publishing with Amazon’s CreateSpace. Local poet and editor Amy Miller has loads of self-publishing experience and she’ll guide students through basic book design, common errors to [...]

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Community gathers for William Stafford celebration

January 17 marks the birthday of Oregon’s beloved poet, the late William Stafford, and the Rogue Valley will join the nation in celebrating Stafford and his incredible body of work. Our local celebration will take place at SOU Hannon Library’s Meese Meeting Room 305, at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday January 29. The program will begin [...]

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Student Poetry Contest

Teachers, grab your students and let them bust out some poems for the 2015 Oregon Poetry Association’s Student Poetry Contest. The contest is open to all Oregon students, kindergarten through 12th grade. There is no entry fee, and the postmark deadline for entries is February 10, 2015. In addition to bragging rights, ten winners in [...]

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Ashland Sketches offers a wild mix of art

Ashland poets, writers, dancers, visual artists and others can check out “Ashland Sketches: Second Sunday Showcase,” a monthly gathering of artists and eager audience members that welcomes new work, improvisations, collaborations and experimental projects. The first showcase of the year is Sunday, January 11. Each month, the Showcase folks invite about five participants of varying [...]

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Resolutions for writers

With the new year coming on fast, writers are dusting off pens and laptops, and considering writing goals for 2015. I spoke to a few poets and novelists about their goals and they were all surprisingly similar. Here is a list of six popular and achievable writerly resolutions. 1. Make time to write. There’s a [...]

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