The Ledding Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with four poetry focused events. All events will be held at Ledding Library Pond House 2215 SE Harrison St. adjacent to the Ledding the Library.
On Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm Milwaukie High School will have an Open Mic for teens. Teens will have the opportunity to read their own poetry and the poems of their favorite poets.
On Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm a reading in the Sixth Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series by Steve Dieffenbacher. Steve Dieffenbacher has lived in Oregon’s Rogue Valley since 1989. His full-length book of poems, The Sky Is a Bird of Sorrow, was published by Wordcraft of Oregon in 2012. Ranging from Oregon to the Southwest to Latin America, the poems, written over a span of 20 years, are a journey of connections made, lost and rediscovered during a lifetime, with each place lived in or visited becoming a focus for them.
On Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm the Milwaukie Poetry Series will sponsor an Open Mic poetry reading. Sign-up at the event or ahead of time with Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan on 5-7 minutes to share your own or other people’s poems. If time allows, we’ll welcome additional readings. Poetry books will be available and refreshments provided.
On Saturday, April 27 there will be a writing workshop by Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate. The workshop will be limited to 14 participants of all levels of experience and cost $30.00. The goal for the day for this interactive workshop is to have every participant leave the Pond House with a journal full of material for new poems. (Registration needed and limited to 14 participants: Call or e-mail Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or email@example.com for information and registration)
Poetry blooms year round in Milwaukie