Benefit for the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA), Sept. 24

Barnes & Noble, Eugene, Oregon, presents a Student Poetry Open Mic and double book launch for local Eugene poets C. Steven Blue & Laura LeHew. The Sept. 24 event benefits the 2014 Oregon Student Poetry Writing Contest, sponsored by the Oregon Poetry Association.

  • Where: Eugene Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Center, 541-687-0356
  • When: Tuesday, September 24, 6-8 p.m.
  • 6-7 p.m., A student poetry open mic. Sign up at the door starting at 6 p.m., for 3-minute time slots. Read poetry! Bring your parents! Buy books and other stuff to support students!
  • 7-7:30 p.m., Laura LeHew book launch reading for her new titles, Willingly Would I Burn and the poetry anthology Turn
  • 7:30-8 p.m., C. Steven Blue book launch reading/performance for his new titles, S.O.S. ~ Songs Of Sobriety ~ A Personal Journey Of Recovery and Black Tights

Book signing will follow.

Pick up a voucher at the event, and anything you buy in the store for the next week will have a percentage of the proceeds donated to the 2014 Student Poetry Writing Contest.

*Note: The voucher number is #11180767. This voucher is good for the whole week of Sun. 9/22 – Sat. 9/28. Use it to buy anything at any Barnes & Noble store, including, and 15% of the proceeds will go to the 2014 OPA Student Poetry Writing Contest. Just enter or give the number at checkout. Tell every book lover you know and give them this number!