-- Tsunami Books has TWO open mic opportunities for all ages. Call them to find out when the next ones will be held: 541-345-8986. Find Tsunami at 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene.
1. All-Ages Open Mic Poetry and Jazz ($5-10, includes admission to the slam)
2. This is followed by The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Tslam. Performance poets get 3 minutes 11 seconds limit per poem, original work only. ($5-10 admission)
-- Lane Library League has contact information for public and volunteer libraries in Lane County
-- Oregon Poetry Association has an annual contest for youth.
-- Honoring Our Rivers, accepts river-related submissions
from youth. Application
-- Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine publishes youth. Here are the submission guidelines.
-- Setting Forth-- on a Literary Itinerary
would like to include
writing by children in the magazine. Find out more at http://settingForth.org
-- UO Youth Enrichment/TAG has partnered with Young Writers Association for many years. YE/TAG offers enrichment in all subject areas to eager, able learners.
-- Wordcrafters in Eugene is a new literary arts non profit focusing on fiction and craft. They include both adult and young writers in their programming. Wordcrafters offers an annual creative writing contest for youth, and for 2015, team up with Lane Arts Council to offer writing and visual arts labs on no school days.
-- Oregon Humane Society's 67th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest deadline for Oregon and Clark County Washington for grades 1-8 is December 18, 2015.
-- School-aged writers are invited to sign-up to read their original writing at The
Poetry Stage @ The Festival Of Eugene in late August (festivalofeugene.com ). The Reading is featured in Festival of Eugene advertising
as a Sunday afternoon student reading or open mic for their friends and family
to enjoy. To sign-up or get more information contact C. Steven Blue by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Steven Schreiner (Pen name: C. Steven Blue) is Publisher/Managing Editor of Arrowcloud Press, a poet, as
well as a producer and host of annual poetry events here in Eugene (website: website: www.wordsongs.com). He produces and hosts The Poetry Stage @ The Festival Of Eugene.
-- Lane Literary Guild has a helpful list of literary arts links on their webpage.
-- Mid-Valley Willamette Writers is the largest writers' organization in Oregon. Lindy Cady shares some tips for young writers on developing characters in Lamp World, on YouTube. The video
was shot in the office of Willamette Writers.
-- Sallie Vandagrift taught after school workshops for Young Writers Association for a number of years and has started a literary arts organization for youth: salmonhousewriters.com.
-- Ophelia's Place is a supportive community for girls, located at 1577 Pearl St. #100, in Eugene. They sometimes offer creative writing classes on site after school, and during their annual Girls Rule Event at Lane Community College: http://www.opheliasplace.net
-- Upstart Crow Studios sometimes offers a class on script writing in their Studios on 855 W. 1st Avenue in Eugene.