Come and share a poem, a story, a song; or just a welcoming and listening ear...

"If a novel is winter, and a short story is a snow storm, then a poem is a snowball, squeezed."  ~ Bruce Dethlefsen

Welcome to North Portland Spoken Word! We are a friendly and welcoming group who meet the first and third Thursdays of each month in a Coffee Shop after hours. There is water available, however if you would like something else you will need to bring your own beverage. We also ask that you take your container(s) with you. Welcome!

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  • Mitch D.

    I heard about this group at psu, and I'd love to come and listen. With so many people, is everyone expected to read?

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Holly B

      Mitch - please see my response to Brett also. It actually seems to work pretty well, if there are a lot of people then we need to respect each other's time and hold our own shorter perhaps. So far, and we've had over 20 people a few times now, it seems to flow easily and fairly. Other members - I encourage you to respond to Mitch as well - I'd like to hear your opinions on this question ~

      November 4, 2013

  • Brett M.

    Do we just show up or is an invite required?

    November 4, 2013

    • Holly B

      Brett, it is casual, open mic, but held in a smallish space. I try to hold the limit to 20 but often not everyone who RSVP's shows up. So if you are really wanting to attend please do. We can always make room for more. Just RSVP and show up :) ~

      1 · November 4, 2013

  • Madeline B A.

    I won't attend the October 31 meetup since there isn't one (we only have the cafe on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month). But I will attend the November 7th!

    1 · October 22, 2013

    • Holly B

      thanks for the comment Maddy - I need to change the info on the site! :) See you on November 7th ~

      1 · October 22, 2013

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