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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.

Publishing workshop at the Ashland Book & Author Fest

Poets, writers and publishing control freaks are in luck. Amazon’s CreateSpace makes self publishing easier. Local writer Amy Miller is offering a workshop at the Ashland Book and Author Festival, this Saturday Sept., 20 at noon to help get folks started. The festival will take place at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon library from 10 am [...]

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Slammin’ for Salmon

The 10th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival is looking for writers, nature lovers and anyone with poetry in their hearts to read their work during the festival’s Poetry Slam for Salmon. The festival is Saturday, October 4 from 11:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition to the slam, the event will feature interactive exhibits focusing on [...]

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Sheila Bender and Jonah Bornstein

At Bloomsbury, every month is poetry month. Friday, Sept., 5 at 7:00 pm, the bookstore will feature readings by Sheila Bender and Jonah Bornstein. Bender is a poet, author and writing instructor. In addition to teaching at universities and offering a variety of writing workshops, she is also the founder of Writing it Real, an [...]

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Poet Willa Schneberg at Bloomsbury Books

Oregon Book Award winning poet, Willa Schneberg will read and discuss her work at Bloomsbury Books on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm. Schneberg is the author of five poetry collections, “In the Margins of the World,” “Box Poems,” “Storytelling in Cambodia,” the chapbook “The Books of Esther” and her recently released “Rending the Garment.” [...]

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Ashland Book and Author Festival Coming Soon

Writers, readers and folks who love them, get ready for a party. The Ashland Book and Author Festival is almost here. On Saturday, September 20, from 10-4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Nearly 100 authors, book sellers, publishers, and artists from Southern Oregon gather for a day of discussion, workshops and celebration of [...]

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Poet Laureate Peter Sears in Ashland

Poets and poetry lovers, mark your calendars. Our new Poet Laureate is coming to town. Peter Sears will read from his latest book, “Small Talk: New and Selected Poems” on Friday September 12, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Ashland Public library. The event, presented by Friends of the Ashland Public Library, is free and open to [...]

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The joys of journal writing

Journal writing is both a cathartic release and great way to explore your own creative process. Best of all, it just feels good to write. Though journal writing seems like an easy thing, it can be both daunting and frustrating. Fortunately, there are professionals such as certified journal facilitator Linda Barnes who can offer techniques [...]

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Poetry with TED

I’m a huge fan of the online TED Talks, and each member of my family has their favorite topics to watch from skateboarding to architecture to comic books. I recently went on a TED Talk binge, watching nearly everything I could find related to my favorite subject, poetry. There are loads of them, and here’s [...]

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“Lunch Poems” Turns 50

Frank O’Hara’s famous collection, “Lunch Poems,” has been reissued in a 50th anniversary hardcover edition, and it’s a treat for O’Hara fans and anyone who wants an engaging peek at 1950’s and 60’s pop art and culture and politics. The title refers to both O’Hara’s tendency to write the poems while sitting in Times Square [...]

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The Applegate is rich with poetry this summer

Not that anyone needs an excuse to travel to the gorgeous Applegate Valley, but poetry is an excellent reason for a road trip. The Applegate Poets will present a reading on Sunday, July 27 from 3pm to 4 pm, in the community meeting room of the Applegate Branch Library. The poems will consider aspects of [...]

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