Amy MacLennan’s Things to do this Poetry Month

Amy MacLennan’s has put together a great list of readings to help you celebrate National Poetry Month. Thanks, Amy.

** Jackson County Library Poetry Events

    April 1, 5:00p-6:30p, Shady Cove Library: Lawson Inada leads discussion on poetry

    April 5, 2:00p-3:30p, Rogue River Library: Lawson Inada provides a poetry discussion and writing workshop

    April 6 (SUNDAY), 1:00p-3:00p, Ashland Library: Linda Barnes, Angela Howe Decker, Amy MacLennan, and Amy Miller read from their works (some of my favorite poets to steal from)

    April 12, 2:00p-4:00p, Medford Library: Poetry and Pie (read a poem and eat pie)

    April 12, 12:00n-3:00p, Eagle Point Liibrary: Explore Haiku and write your own or decorate a famous haiku poem

    April 13, 1:00p-3:00p, Ashland Library: Elizabeth Hallett hosts a showing and discussion on Stafford’s “Every War has Two Losers” (people can read their favorite Stafford poem)

    April 16, 1:00p-2:30p, Ashland Library: Lawson Inada will provide a poetry discussion and writing workshop

    April 22, 5:00p-7:00p, Rogue River Library: Film showing of Stafford Documentaries, “William Staffford: Life and Poems” and “Every War has two Losers”

    April 30, 12:00n-1:30p, Medford Library: William Stafford Tea and showing of “Every War Has Two Losers”

** OSF Hip Hop Open MIke

    Monday, April 7, 7:00p
    Black Swan Theatre, Ashland

** Last Illahe Event of the Season!!

    Shaindel Beers, John C. Morrison, Vince Wixon
    Thursday, April 17, 7:00p
    Illahe Gallery, 215 Fourth St., Ashland

** Bloomsbury Books, Ashland

    Dawn Diez Willis, Donna Henderson
    Thursday, April 3, 7:00p

    Pepper Trail, Gary Lark, Michael Spring
    Thursday, April 10, 7:00p

    Jeff Alessandrelli, Lisa Ciccarello
    Monday, April 14, 7:00p

    Steve Dieffenbacher, Jenny Root, Kathryn Ridall
    Thursday, April 24, 7:00p

    Angela Decker, Don Colburn
    Tuesday, April 29, 7:00p

** Gallerie Karon

    Wednesday, April 23, 7:00p
    Amy MacLennan, Dori Appel, Bruce Barton, Joyce Epstein, Rebecca Gabriel
    500 A Street, Ashland

** Julia Connor Workshop (Straw into Gold)

    Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27
    GEOS Institute, 84 Fourth Street, Ashland
    $150 for 12-participant workshop with 10 hours of instruction
    Deadline: April 1

Amy MacLennan makes her home in Oregon’s Rogue Valley. She is the author of two chapbooks, Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012) and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011), and many other terrific poems.

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