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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.

Words, wine and Craig Wright

Save this Friday night for some fabulous stories, music and wine at the Weisinger Family Winery’s monthly literary event, “Words & Wine.” This month’s featured reader is Craig Wright, author, musician, poet and SOU creative writing professor. Wright is a master entertainer, and whether he is sharing fiction, song or poetry his work is engaging, [...]

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Herzog scholarship for young writers

High school seniors and college freshman and sophomores, the Herzog Writing Scholarship is continuing to accept submissions until March 27, so grab your best work and submit. The Herzog Writing Scholarship, named for a founder of Willamette Writers, is to encourage and support a new generation of writers. This year, there are four scholarships, with [...]

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Take a peek at poet Scott Wozniak

I’m always delighted at the variety and size of Bloomsbury Books’ local poets section. The not-so-little area is a treasure of diverse area voices and a treat to browse. Recently, I picked up local poet Scott Wozniak’s chapbook, “Bumrush the Fantasy.” It’s a quick, quirky and often moving collection that speaks to the inner tough [...]

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Memorize poems with your whole body

Of course it is delightful to read a good poem, but there is even greater pleasure in memorizing one. Once it is in your head and heart you always have that poem’s wisdom and beauty to draw upon. Also, you can recite it to entertain your friends after a cocktail or two. The Poetry in [...]

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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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