Updated July 4, 2018.

Upcoming Readings

20180923 Poetry For Peace FlierSept 23, 2018 Poems for Peace Poetry Reading  2-4 pm Salem Library

In 2011, I participated in the Salem Peace Mosiac, a project that brought the creatives and the Salem community together to work with the artist, Lynn Takata, to create a Peace Mural – for the “City of Peace” – on the face of the Court Street YMCA building. This included poetry workshops which resulted in the Mosiac’s chapbook “Speaking Peace.”

YMCA is planning now to remove the aging buildings on their block to build safer facilities & apartments. The Save the Salem Peace Mosiac (composing many of us who worked on the original project) is striving to save and relocate the Salem Peace Mosiac – and has teamed up with Mid Vally Poets Society to offer this upcoming Speaking Peace Poets Reading as one of the fundraisers to accomplish this drive.

Join me as I again publicly read “Why I don’t Like Poetry”

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Memorable Events

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Gaiety Hollow Poppies by CC Willow 2018 Paint The Town Art Show

Sept 8, 2015 Write The Town Poetry Reading

As part of September’s Paint The Town / Write The Town Art Show, Mid Valley Poets Association performed their “en plein aire” poems at the Elsinore Framing & Art Gallery 44. Poet Readers included Ariel, Amalie Rush Hill, Dina Trist, Eleanor Berry, Elizabeth Keyser, J.R McCutcheon,  Jayme Garren, John Van Dreal, Marilyn Johnston, and Mike Shuler.  During the course of the program, I read garden as canvas, goodbye to thomas kay, and purple poppy.

goodbye to thomas kay was especially well-received, being very Salem-centric and a memorium to one of Salem’s influential people.

Corvallis Book Bin MBM reading (2)August 10, 2018   Moments Before Midnight  Reading at Corvallis’ Book Bin. Attending Poets included Amalie Rush Hill, Ariel, Dr. Veronica Esagui and our newest MBM poet Alvaro (who just got accepted into the sequel of MBM).

July 29, 2018 June’s Last Friday Poetry Group at Salem’s Book Bin featured the poets of  Moments Before Midnight: Oregon Poets Write for Ecological, Social, Political, and Economic Justice. Attending Poets: included Ariel, Eleanor Berry, C. Steven Blue, Veronica Esagui, Amalie Rush Hill, Rosalyn Kliot, Dr. José María Pérez-Sánchez (JM. Persánch), and Jennifer Rollings

June Salem Poetry ProjectJuly 28, 2018 Featured reader at June’s Salem Poetry Project (now housed at The Ike Box). Salem’s own red-head, Ariel, shared pieces from her “Bits of Cyn” erotica collection.

April 27, 2018  Salem Art Walk: Poetry Group Show & Open Mic at Prisms Gallery (in honor of National Poetry Month). Open Mic hosted by Ariel. Poetry & poetry-inspired show will Apr 27 – My 23. at Prisms Gallery (Reed Opera House Mall, Salem, OR)

April 22, 2018 Garden Poems at Gaiety Hill. a Poetry In Performance event sponsored by Mid Valley Poets Society (MVPA). Poets included Ariel, Ada Molinoff, 

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Carol Hottle, Colette Tenant, Cynthia Herron, Dina Triest, Eleanor Berry, Franca Hernandez, Jade Rosina McCutcheon and Marilyn Johnston. Gaiety Hollow is the historic home of landscape architects, Lord & Schyrver – Such a lovely place to celebrate Earth Day!

April 12, 2018 Poets in the Moments Before Midnight anthology read their published poems at  Salem Poetry Project  Poets included Ariel, C Steven Blue, Mike Shuler, JM Persanch, Charles Castle, and editor Amalie Rush Hill.

Jan 25, 2018 Salem Poetry Project @7pm.  – Read fissures, checklist 50,  and letter to the world durimg open mic.

Oct 7, 2017  2017 Write The Town Poetry Reading @ Elsinore Frame & Fine Art Gallery Salem Oregon: Poets from Mid Valley Poet Society (including ME) read their selected PTT/WTT pieces.

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Ariel reading at Salem Poetry Project.

Sept 14, 2017 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Sept 7, 2017 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

June – Sept  2017 2017 Paint The Town/Write The Town: Summer-long event poeming & painting throughout the Salem area with Artists in Action and Mid Valley Poets Association.

Jun 22, 2017 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Apr 20, 2017 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Apr 6, 2017 Salem Poetry Projectt 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Mar 23, 2017 Featured Reader at Salem Poetry Project @ Barrel & Keg, Salem Oregon. 

Feb 9, 2017 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Jan 5, 2017 A Featured Reader at Salem Poetry Project @ Barrel & Keg, Salem Oregon.  Tonight featured all the Write The Town 2016 anthology poets.

Dec 1, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Oct 20, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic .

Oct 8, 2016 2016 Write The Town Poetry Reading @ Elsinore Frame & Fine Art Gallery Salem Oregon: Poets from Mid Valley Poet Society reading their selected PTT/WTT pieces. Write The Town Anthology 2016 available here.

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Sept 15, 2016 Ariel performing “Apple Cider Donuts” at Salem Poetry Project

Sept 15, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic, including one of my favs “Apple Cider Donuts”. Had my dear friend T.L.Cooper from Albany, Oregon come up & join me  in attending this event!

Sept 8, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg. Read during the Open Mic.

Aug 25, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read TextbookSummer Night & In Argument Of Diving during the Open Mic .

Jul 28, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic.

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Ariel performing “But At Night” during Cafe Noir’s Friday Open Mic

Jul 21, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic.

Jul 14, 2016 Salem Poetry Project 7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during the Open Mic.

Jun 16,2016 Salem Poetry Project 7Pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during Open Mic.

Jun 2, 2016 Salem Poetry Project  7pm @ Barrel & Keg.  Read during Open Mic.

May 26, 2016 Salem Poetry Project @7pm.  – Read In the Hills of Above Stayton, Day before Valentines,  and Aren’t We All. (Last time at Frozation downtown, SPP moved to the Barrel & Keg the following week)

May – Sept  2016 2016 Paint The Town/Write The Town: Summer-long event poeming & painting throughout the Salem area with Artists in Action and Mid Valley Poets Association.

Jan 28, 2016 Featured  Reader at Salem Poetry Project, Salem Oregon – Watch video  of

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April 2014 Ariel performing at Poetry At The Playhouse

me  reading Red shoes at Salem Poetry Project on Youtube.

April 4 & 5, 2014 Hosted Poetry at the Playhouse for 2014 National Poetry Month at Brush Creek Playhouse in Silverton Oregon

Apr 19 – 21, 2013 Hosted Poetry at the Playhouse for 2013 National Poetry Month at Brush Creek Playhouse in Silverton Oregon

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2014’s BCP sign for PATP
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Ariel performing “But At Night” during Cafe Noir’s Friday Open Mic
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