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July 2017

SPANISH CONVERSATION FOR TEENS

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Teen Scene at Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Free

Argentina native and teacher María Laura Ferro will use games, songs, and other activities to engage middle and high school-aged Spanish language students in casual conversation. This is a drop-in program. New teens are always welcome.

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LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Free

This group discusses contemporary and classic literature every Wednesday. Open to the public.

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WRITERS YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW 

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poems and more. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen to other people's work.

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SCRABBLE CLUB

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Free

The Scrabble Club meets Wednesdays in the Plaza Room. For more information contact Leesa.

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SALEM POETRY PROJECT

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Free

Each week the Salem Poetry Project presents a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring The Favorite Poem Project

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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This reading will be part of the Favorite Poem Project, started by Robert Pinsky, the former US poet laureate. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite poem and a story of why it is important to you. An open mic will follow. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has…

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Oregon Battle of the Books Summer Writing Camp

July 31 - August 4
$80

“A fun online camp experience exploring young adult novels as guides to good writing, this week-long opportunity will improve writing skills and help connect like-minded storytellers. The week long, two hour a day, camp is 100% online (Participate from any location with internet access.) for students entering grades 7-9, who will have read at least four of the 2016-17 Oregon Battle of the Books books by the start of camp.”

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August 2017

Open Mic Night

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taproot Lounge & Cafe, 356 State Street
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Join us every First Tuesday as Taproot hosts YOU! The stage is set to receive talents of all kinds: singer/songwriters, comedians, storytellers, poets--any and all are welcome to take the mic. Open to minors until 9:00 p.m., sign ups start at 7:00 or earlier. We are often still going late into the night (or early morning), so join us for good food, good drink, and great company! We've had some epic Open Mic Nights in the past, and we look…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Larry Anderson was a college professor for 40 years. Upon retirement in 2002, he and his wife Christine (retired mental health professional) settled in Molalla to be close to family. Ten years ago he became interested in poetry and joined The Friends of William Stafford, The Molalla Writers Group and The Silverton Poetry Association. He has taken numerous workshops, has been tutored by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Stewart-Renier, published several papers in poetry related publications including an Anthology and his…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Conception Samano

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Concepción Sámano is a Mexican female poet who was born in Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Central Mexico. She graduated from the University of Guanajuato with a degree in Philosophy, and has been working as Cultural Promoter. Concepcion has published two collections of her poetry: Los Dias de Luz Amarilla (The Days of Yellow Light) and El Cuerpo que me Lleva (The body that is bringing me). She collaborates with different magazines publishing articles and poems. Find us in the back…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Van Dreal

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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A third generation Van Dreal artist, John began creative endeavors such as painting and writing at age 7. He earned his formal education in fine art and educational psychology, maintaining careers in both fields while writing in his spare time. John has been a resident of Salem for 25 years where he lives with his wife, dog and two cats. In addition to his work as a poet and artist, he is a published author in the topic of youth…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alvaro Rodriguez

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Alvaro Rodriguez is from Colombia. He graduated from The University of Akron with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in May 2016. He is the author or co-author of 6 scientific manuscripts in the field of corrosion and electrochemistry. He loves reading about science, music, poetry, politics, and surrealism. He has a great appreciation for art, languages, and the expression of everyone's perspective seen from the lens of a camera. His poems talk about his experiences and inspiration comes from everyday…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Richard Blanche

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Richard Lester Blanche is a local singer-songwriter, actor and poet. Having moved to Salem in 1969 he is a Graduate of Western Oregon University, Richard has been writing poetry and song lyrics since the age of 15. He is currently an active member of the local bands Potatoe Famine (yes with an e) and Coot and Codger. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel &…

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