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North Portland Spoken Word Writers Group
In the Open Mic (1st and 3rd Thursdays) we share work ( our own or the work of others), poetry, prose, music is all welcome. In the Writing Group (2nd 4th and when applicable 5th Thursdays) we write from prompts and share our work with each other.

The Arbor Lodge

1507 Rosa Parks Way · Portland, OR

What we're about

Spoken word: is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of wordplay and intonation and voice inflection. It is a 'catchall' that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and can include comedy routines and 'prose monologues'.

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

This is a casual, comfortable setting in a Coffee Shop after hours. There is water available, however we recommend you bring your 'beverage of choice' if you want something more. We also ask that you take your containers with you upon leaving. Hope to meet you and listen to your Words :)

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