(Please note that these dates are subject to change)

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

The Dalles Art Center
220 East 4th Street, The Dalles



February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm | with Janice Rubin, Peregrine Literary Series, Stickmen Brewery, 40 N. State Street | Lake Oswego

March 15, 2018, 7:00 pm | FoPo Poetry, Backstory Books, 6010 SE Foster Road, Portland

March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm | Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, with Andrea Hollander, 523 SE Morrison Street, Portland

April 17, 2018, 5:30 pm | Poets PDX Live, Multnomah County Library, Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland

April 23, 2018, 7:00 pm | Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main, Ashland

May 8, 2018, 7:00 pm | Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis

May 10, 2018, 7:00 pm | Ghost Town Poetry, Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

September 3 or 10 TBA, 2018, 6:00 pm | Free Range Poetry at NW Public Library, 23rd and Thurman, Portland

September 23, 2018, 4:30 pm | River Road Reading Series, with TBA, River Road Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene

April 29, 2019 | Conversations with writers, Reedsville Presbyterian Church, 2785 SW 209th, Aloha


The Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic—one of the most popular poetry series in Portland—showcased accomplished poets, mainly from Oregon, with some featured readers coming from as far away as Washington State, California and New York. An open mic following the readings provided an opportunity for up-and-coming poets and brave beginners to share their poetry with a responsive and appreciative audience.

The poetry community in Portland is a vibrant and rich tapestry of talent consisting of lyric poets, narrative poets, experimental poets, word poets, slam poets, performance poets, and LGBT poets and I feel fortunate to have hosted many of them. The venue was often filled to capacity with so many “regulars” that I felt like I was presiding over a “poetry church.”

With gratitude and appreciation to all those who shared their work…

Leah Stenson