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Upcoming Readings & Events


Silverton Poetry Festival
Featured readers: Amy Miller and others TBA
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Mount Angel Abbey Library
Mt. Angel, Oregon

I'm excited to read at the famous Silverton Poetry Festival, which will feature readings, discussions, and workshops from Friday through Sunday, February 23–25, in venues all around Silverton and nearby Mt. Angel. I'll be reading at the concluding event, Sunday's "Feast of Poets," which is rumored to include some really great food. Details to come at the Silverton Poetry Association site.



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White Dog Poetry Salon
Featured readers: Amy Miller and Kim Stafford
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
507 NW Skyline Crest Road
Portland, Oregon

What a thrill to read at Penelope Scambly Schott's venerated White Dog reading series. Hello again, Portland!



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Valona Deli Poetry Series
Featured readers: Amy Miller and TBA
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
1323 Pomona St
Crockett, California

Bay Area poetry friends, let's get together for a big reunion at this vibrant reading series. Warmly hosted by Connie Post and originally founded by David Alpaugh, the Valona—a stone's throw from the Carquinez Bridge and the C&H Sugar plant in beautiful downtown Crockett—has been an East Bay poetry hot spot for years. Can't wait to read there again and see the fog and smell the Bay and drink Peet's.



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Ongoing: 


Downtowne Coffee House Open Mike
Second Thursday of each month, 7:00 (sign-ups start at 6:30)
Downtowne Coffee House
200 Talent Ave., Talent, Oregon



Rogue Poetry Slam
Third Tuesday of each month, 8:00 (sign-ups start at 7:30)
Caldera Tap House
31 Water St., #2, Ashland, Oregon
(541) 482-7468
$5 cover; proceeds go to winners
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Past Readings & Events


Friends of the Hannon Library Speaker Series
Guest speaker, Amy Miller:
"Publishing Your Poetry in Today's Literary Landscape
Monday, October 16, 2017, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Meese Room (#305), Hannon Library
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, Oregon

"With so many ways to get published these days—print vs. online, national vs. local, traditional vs. self-publishing—it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a place to send your poems or book manuscript. This one-hour presentation will offer encouragement, tips, and tough-love advice."

Yep, me talking for an hour about something I could talk about for years. The challenge will be what to cram into 60 minutes. I'll be aiming it at those needing a pep talk to get them on the road to publishing, but I'll have tidbits for experienced poets too, like how to make submitting less like drudgery and more like a sport, tips for keeping up your enthusiasm, and tricks for coping with rejection when the inevitable happens. We'll touch on both worlds—publishing individual poems as well as books—in this action-packed hour.


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Shelly Krehbiel, Michael Spring & Amy Miller
Springfield Poetry Series
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Emerald Art Center
500 E. Main St.
Springfield, Oregon
Sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild


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Judith Arcana & Amy Miller
Free Range Poetry Reading Series
Monday, October 2, 2017, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Multnomah County Library (Northwest)
2300 NW Thurman St.
Portland, Oregon
(503) 988-5560
freerangepoetrypdx@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/freerangepoetryPDX/


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Amy MacLennan & Amy Miller
First Draft Writers’ Series
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 North Main
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 278-9201
http://pendletonarts.org/index_files/first_draft.htm


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Judith Arcana, Michael Spring & Amy Miller
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7–8 p.m.
Bloomsbury Books
Ashland, Oregon

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Windfall Reading Series
Featured readers: Vincent Craig Wright and Amy Miller
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon


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Cascadia Review Authors Reading
Thursday, April 2, 7:00
Bloomsbury Books
290 E. Main St.
Ashland, Oregon
(541) 488-0029

Poets featured in the acclaimed online journal Cascadia Review will read from their works. Readers include Angela Howe Decker, Gary Lark, Amy MacLennan, Amy Miller, Pepper Trail, Patty Wixon, and Vince Wixon.


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Self-publish Your Book Using Amazon’s CreateSpace
with Amy Miller
Sunday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ashland Library
410 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, Oregon
(541) 774-6996

Learn how to publish your book using Amazon’s CreateSpace self-publishing platform. This two-hour presentation will cover basic book design, common errors to avoid, and the twists and turns of setting up your book in CreateSpace and building your Amazon page. We’ll also talk about the pros and pitfalls of self-publishing, discuss other publishing platforms that don’t include Amazon, and look at real-world case studies and hands-on examples, with plenty of time for questions and answers. 


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