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May 2017
Free

SPANISH CONVERSATION FOR TEENS

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Teen Scene at Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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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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Free

LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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This group discusses contemporary and classic literature every Wednesday. Open to the public.

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June 2017

WRITERS YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW 

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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Floyd McKay in Salem

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Floyd McKay will be doing a book signing and presentation at the Oregon State Capitol on his book, Reporting the Oregon Story. 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon

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Free

SCRABBLE CLUB

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The Scrabble Club meets Wednesdays in the Plaza Room. For more information contact Leesa.

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Free

SALEM POETRY PROJECT

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 David Hargreaves

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems by Nepal Bhasa poet, Durga Lal Shrestha, appeared in 2014. 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 a rotating menu…

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Featured Reader, David Hargreaves

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems by Nepal Bhasa poet, Durga Lal Shrestha, appeared in 2014. 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…

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Robin Cody and Brian Friesen

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Book Bin – Salem, 450 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Robin Cody is a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and a winner of the Western Writers of America Silver Spur Award for short nonfiction. In 1995, he won the Oregon Book Award for Voyage of a Summer Sun. Ricochet River was selected as one of top 100 literary works produced in Oregon in the last two hundred years. He'll be joining us with the 25th Anniversary edition of Ricochet River. Brian Friesen is an author from Portland, Oregon.…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Phil McCorkle has been a writer much of his life. Most recently published in a Statesman Journal column over the course of two years, he has also written and edited more than a dozen newsletters related to his work, written freelance articles for Flyfishing Magazine, and worked for a year as the assistant outdoor sportswriter for the Statesman. As a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations, he has frequently written grants and appeal letters during his 30-year career. Only recently, as a…

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Free

Reading the Arabic Torah with the Greeks: Moses Maimonides and Muslim Predecessors

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temple Beth Sholom, 1274 Cunningham Lane South
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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How Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides interacted with the works of Muslim and Greek thinkers to interpret the Torah. A lecture by Willamette professor Dr. Shatha Almutawa

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media shows. “Salem” means “peace” and sometimes, it is so. 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…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from U of O. Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her collaborative visual art & poetry book with artist Ann Kresge is forthcoming. Dawn’s book, Still Life with Judas & Lightning, was a 2015 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. 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…

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrel & Keg, 1190 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem to share, there will be an extra sign-up sheet. Before the reading begins everyone who signed up for the poetry exchange will hand their poem to someone else on the list. Your poem will be read by that other person, it will give you an excellent perspective one how others read your work. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow. Find us in the back room. Featured…

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July 2017
$80

Oregon Battle of the Books Summer Writing Camp

July 31 - August 4

“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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