Bards on the move!

Poetry of Place issue readings are confirmed, with more to come. Come meet the Bards Deluxe and enjoy the new issue with us at one of these great events.

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The current issue of the Bear Deluxe celebrates Poetry of Place. To that end, the magazine held a poetry contest and the winners, selected by poet laureate Paulann Petersen, have been published in issue #36.  Each winner of the contest became a Bard Deluxe.  The Bards are now out and about reading their work at various local venues, including the following:

St. Johns Booksellers Saturday May 9th, 2015, 3-4pm.

When the parade is over and the party is on, drop by St. Johns Booksellers for poetry from the Bards Deluxe. Five of the “Bards” Deluxe (Laura Dunn, Megan Freshley, Heidi Greenwald, Marj Hogan, and Ross Robbins ) will read on St. Johns Parade and Bizarre day, May 9, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m., at the St. Johns Booksellers, 8622 N Lombard Street in the heart of St. Johns. St. Johns Booksellers is a long time promoter of local poetry and has large collection of used and new books.

Check out other events at the 9th Annual St. John Bizarre Day.

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, Saturday May 16th, 7-8:30pm.

Mother Foucault’s features an outstanding collection of books in the venerable tradition of Portland’s used bookstores. Six of the Bards will read at that event: Armin Tolentino, Laura Christina Dunn, Kendall Core, Marj Hogan, Megan Freshley, and Heidi Schulman Greenwald. Located at 523 SE Morrison at the east side of the Morrison Bridge, Mother Foucault’s is definitely unique in this modern age as having no website, no e-mail contact (though there is a Facebook page), cash sales only and if you listen closely, often someone in the back room using a typewriter!

Oregon City Library, Thursday June 18th, 7-8pm.

The Oregon City Library will feature a reading of three of the Bards, Marj Hogan, and Oregon Literary Fellowship Winners Armin Tolentino (2014) and Laura Christina Dunn (2015).The Oregon City Library is a cultural haven and in addition to poetry has recently hosted a wide range of events including music, yoga, video game night, pajama story time and a Star Wars party.  The OCL is an historic and beautiful Carnegie Library, located in Uptown, on the bluff at 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.