"I just attended a poetry reading by Shawn Aveningo in San Francisco. I was completely moved to tears! She is awesome, a talented artist! Thank you Shawn for touching my soul tonight and giving me a glimpse of your heart! "

Lisa Balsamo Magruder
FrameArt Studios, Folsom



February 2017



Thursday, February 23, 7:00-8:00 pm

Lynn Knapp Book Launch Celebration
at
Another Read Through
3932 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon

The Poetry Box is proud to announce the release of Lynn Knapp’s poetry collection, “Giving Ground.” We invite everyone to join in the celebration and hear Lynn’s new book come to life. Also reading from their new books will be Leah Noble Davidson and Tiffany Burba.
You Can also Order Copies of Lynn's Book HERE










Monday, Dec 5, 6:30 pm

Free Range Poetry Series

The Feral Poets
Hosted by Anthony Pfannenstiel & Dan Encarnacion
at
Northwest Branch Multnomah County Library
2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, Oregon

Featuring:
Shawn Aveningo, Cathy Cain, Carolyn Martin
Pattie Palmer-Baker & Tricia Knoll




Sunday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Poems about Music
Portland Book Launch Celebration
at
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division), Portland, Oregon

Featured readers include:
Brad G. Garber, Christopher Luna, Dan Raphael,
Helen Kerner, Judith Arcana, Julene Tripp Weaver,
Leah Mueller, Michael T. Coolen, Sarah Key,
Tiffany M. Burba, Toni Partington and Tricia Knoll

Books will be available at the event
or you can also order copies of the book HERE




Saturday, November 12, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Poems about Music
Portland Book Launch Celebration
at
Milwaukie Poetry Series
The Pond House at the Ledding Library
Milwaukie, Oregon

Featured readers include:
Carolyn Martin, Claudia F. Savage, Colette Tennant,
Douglas Spangle, Eileen McGurn, Jennifer Hambrick, Josh Gaines,
Linda Ferguson, Marilyn Johnston, Rosemary Douglas Lombard
Shawn Aveningo and Wayne Lee

Enjoy a sample reading from the book,
Jennifer Hambrick, reading "Halftime at Woodstock"




Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm

Free Range Poetry Series

Opened Window: a night of erotic poetry
Hosted by Anthony Pfannenstiel & Dan Encarnacion
at
Northwest Branch Multnomah County Library
2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, Oregon

Featuring:
Shawn Aveningo, Juan Antonio Trujillo & Leah Mueller

Come early to sign-up for Open Mic at 6:15
Books will be available at the event




Sunday, April 24, 1:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie?
Vancouver Book Launch Celebration
at
High End Market Place (Sunday Sessions)
1906 Broadway St., Vancouver, WA

Featured readers from the book include:
Christopher Luna, Lori Loranger,
Jennifer Pratt-Walter, Nathan Tompkins,
Shawn Aveningo, Casey Bush and Tiffany Burba-Schramm,

PLUS Bonus Reading featuring
Christopher Luna & Toni Parrington
and Music by River Twain!

Books will be available at the event
or you can also order copies of the book HERE




Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie?
Portland Book Launch Celebration
at
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division), Portland, Oregon

Featured readers include:
Brad G. Garber, Burky Achilles, Casey Bush, Christopher Luna,
D. Russel Micnhimer, David Belmont, Jake Grieco, John Smistad, Leah Mueller, Lori Loranger, Marilyn Stablein, Michael Berton,
Nathan Tompkins, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo,
Spurs Broken, Tiffany Burba-Schramm, Tricia Knoll
and Wayne Lee

Books will be available at the event
or you can also order copies of the book HERE




Saturday, March 5, 7:00 pm

Of Course, I'm a Feminist!

A Reading in Celebration of National Women's Month
(Plus Open-Mic follwing the feature)
at
TSUNAMI BOOKS
2585 Willamette St, Eugene, Oregon

Featured performers include:
Shawn Aveningo, Linda Ferguson,
Tricia Knoll, Elise Kuechle, Carter McKenzie
and Sharon Wood Wortman

Books will be available for sale at the event
or you can also order copies of the book HERE




Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon Book Launch Reading & Open Mic
at
Parkplace Books
348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033

Scheduled readers include:
Lynn Knapp, Chris Jarmick, Linda Strever,
Irene Bloom, Lillo Way, Pattie Palmer Baker,
Judith Skillman and Shawn Aveningo


Hosted by Chris Jarmick
Books will be sold at the event or on our website HERE
Open Mic follows the Feature




Wednesday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 pm

Of Course, I'm a Feminist! Book Launch Reading & Open Mic
at
Ledding Library Pond House
2215 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR

Scheduled readers include:
Judith Arcana, Tricia Knoll, Sharon Wood Wortman,
Carter McKenzie, Ila Suzanne, Brittney Corrigan,
Pam Crow, Gail Barker and Shawn Aveningo


Books will be sold at the event or on our website HERE
Open Mic follows the Feature




Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Poems about Food
Portland Book Launch Celebration
at
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division), Portland, Oregon

Featured performers include:
Carolyn Martin, Claudia F. Savage, Dan Raphael,
Elizabeth Moscoso, Cathy Cain,
Helen Kerner, Linda Ferguson, Nathan Tompkins,
Paulann Petersen, Tammy Robacker,
Shawn Aveningo, Terri Niccum, and Tricia Knoll

Books will be available at the event
or you can also order copies of the book HERE




Sunday, July 26, 3:00 pm

Poeming Pigeons - Southern California Book Launch Celebration
at
Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA

Scheduled performers include:
Sharon Alexander, Karen S Cordova, Stephen Linsteadt, Maria Elena B. Mahler, G. Murray Thomas and Mariano Zaro


Hosted by G. Murray Thomas




Monday, June 29, 7:30 pm

Poeming Pigeons - Sacramento Book Launch Celebration
at
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA, 95816

Scheduled performers include:
Allegra Silberstein, Katy Brown, Tim Kahl, Georgette Howington,
Connie Post, Genea Brice, Kate Wells, Taylor Graham,
Deborah Meltvedt, Kimberly White, Lytton Bell, Martie Odell-Ingebretsen and Shawn Aveningo

You Can also Order Copies of the Book HERE




Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm

Poeming Pigeons - Sacramento Book Launch Celebration
at
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division), Portland, Oregon

Featured performers include:
Annie Lighthart, Brenda Taulbee, Carolyn Martin, Christa Kaainoa,
Douglas Spangle, Eileen McGurn, Irene Bloom, Jennifer Kemnitz,
'M', Lynn Knapp, M.F. McAuliffe, Matt Amott, Michael Shay,
Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo, Steve Williams
and Tricia Knoll

You Can also Order Copies of the Book HERE




Sunday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 pm

Carolyn Martin Book Launch Celebration
at
TaborSpace (Dining Room)
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97215

The Poetry Box is proud to announce the release of Carolyn Martin’s poetry collection, “The Way A Woman Knows.” We invite everyone to join in the celebration and hear Carolyn’s new book come to life – from her voice along with the voices of local poets and friends.
You Can also PRE-ORDER Discount Copies of the Book HERE




Sunday, March 8, 6:00 pm

Of Course I'm a Feminist:
A reading to celebrate International Women's Day


TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, Oregon 97215

Hosted by: Ellen Goldberg
Featuring:
Frances Payne Adler, Judith Arcana , Shawn Aveningo,
Gail Barker,Judith Barrington, Emily Carr, Brittney Corrigan,
Pam Crow, Linda Ferguson, Andrea Hollander, Tricia Knoll,
Elise Kuechle, Carter McKenzie, Penelope Schott,
Marilyn Stablein, Ila Suzanne, Carlyn Syvanen,
and Sharon Wood-Wortman.




Tuesday, Feb 17, 7:00 pm

Readings at Milepost 5
at
Milepost 5 - Chapel Theatre
850 NE 81st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97213

Featuring:
Dan Raphael & Shawn Aveningo
Hosted by: Duane Poncy, Editor of Elohi Gadugi Journal
Doors Open at 7:00, Show Starts at 7:30
Open Mic Following the Feature




Monday, Nov 10, 7:00-9:00 pm

Keeping It Weird Book Launch / Release Party
at
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division), Portland, Oregon

Featuring:
Matt Amott, Michael Berton, Elijah Cordero, Simon del Valle,
Tricia, Knoll, M, Carolyn Martin, Shawn Aveningo, Justin Price
Michael Shay, Steve Williams, Nathan Tompkins & Brenda Taulbee

PLUS Live Music by MJ12 - The Band
Come Early to Enjoy Great Food and Support the Venue!

You Can also PRE-ORDER Discount Copies of the Book HERE




Tuesday, Nov 18, 7:30 pm

Unchaste Readers Series
The Knock Back Bar
2315 NE Alberta St, Portland, Oregon
Hosted by: Jenny Forrester
Featuring: Shawn Aveningo and 8 Other Women (TBA)

Women read their minds for a set time. They speak of finding and losing all of the things that women find and lose. They hold our hands as they tell hard stories that they’ve survived or ar still surviving. They make us laugh at them and at ourselves in the kindest, most creative ways. They read us poetry and prose and share their music. They speak to us using words and hands. They let us write on their skirts and they carry our burdens away. They give us Dragon Wheels and take us on journeys with maps to places that only they know about.

Doors open at 7:00. Shows to begin at 7:30 p.m., sharp-ish



Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014, 7:00 pm



Salon Skid Row Presents: A Night of Erotica
The Corner Bar (at The Rialto)
401 NW Alder St, Portland, Oregon
Featuring:
Steven Lopez, Shawn Aveningo, Greg Gerding & Stella Harris
Hosted by: Josh Lubin
Free Event




Friday, Sept 25, 9:00 pm



B Street Refugees @ Macadams
Macadams Bar & Grill
5833 SW Macadams Ave, Portland, OR
Featuring Musicians:
Sarah Lodge, Brian Streeter, Larry Hancock,
Mike Ryan, Rob Meadows & Robert R. Sanders




Thursday, Sept 24, 8:00 pm



Luna's Poetry Unplugged
Luna's Cafe
1414 16th Street, Sacramento, CA
Featuring: Poetica Erotica
Hosted by: Amber Nicole
Free Event




Thursday, Sept 24, 8:00 pm



VoiceCatchers Reading Series
Glyph Cafe
804 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR
Featuring:
Shawn Aveningo, Maggie Chula, Cindy Stewart-Rainier,
Thea Constantine, Burky Achilles & Jennifer Weinberg
Hosted by: Carolyn Martin




Sunday, March 16, 7:00 pm



Ink Noise Review
Jade Lounge
2342 SE Ankeny St, Portland, Oregon 97214
Opening Acts: Shawn Aveningo & Mary Otte
Main Event: Sage Cohen & Maxwell Faulk
Hosted by: Curtis B. Whitecarroll
Free Event




Thursday, Dec 12, 7:30 pm



"This was one of the most heartfelt readings I have heard in ages."
Penny Kline, Sacramento Playwright

Metaphorically Speaking
My Studio
2325 J St, Sacramento, CA
Featuring: Matthew Lane Brouwer, Tim Kahl & Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Dec 4, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Shawn Pittard & Clemon Charles
PLUS Release Party for Verse on the Vine Anthology
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Saturday, Nov 2, 7:30 pm


Tule Review Cover

Tule Review Release Party & Poetry Reading
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA, 95816
Featuring: Tule Review Poets
Hosted by: Frank Graham , Linda Collins & Kate Asche
Free Event




Wednesday, Oct 2, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Molly Fisk & Stanley Zumbiel
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Saturday, Oct 19, 3:00 pm



Crossroads Poetry Series
Center for Contemporary Arts Sacramento (CCAS)
1519 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Featuring: Shawn Aveningo & Allegra Silberstein
Hosted by: Trina Drotar & Sandy Thomas
Click to Hear Audio of the Show




Saturday, Sept 28, 1:00 pm


Sacramento Voices

100,000 Poets for Change
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA, 95816
Featuring: Sacramento Voices Anthology Poets
Hosted by: Phillip Larrea
Free Event




Wednesday, Sept 19, 7:00 pm

National Kidney Foundation Benefit Show
Shine Cafe
1400 E Street, Sacramento, Ca
Featuring: Shawn Aveningo, Laura Martin, Sean King, Christine Easterly & More
Hosted by: Dave Iribarne
Cover: $8 (or donation to foundation)




Monday, Aug 19, 7:00 pm


Show & Tell Poster

Show & Tell Poetry Series
Three Friends Coffee House
Se 12th Ave at Ash, Portland, OR
Featuring: Poetica Erotica (Shawn Aveningo, Cynthia Linville & Lytton Bell)
Hosted by: Mary Slocum
Free Event




Wednesday, Aug 7, 7:00 pm



Hot August Nights at Verse on the Vine
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Poetica Erotica, Kelly Freeman & NSAA
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Laura Martin, Matthew Lane Brouwer & Catherine Fraga
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Indigo Moor with Gerry Pineda
Special Guests: Poetry Out Loud Finalists
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Feb 6 , 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Sacramento Poet Laureate: Jeff Knorr
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Nov 14, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Todd Cirillo & Phillip Larrea
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Oct 10, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Poetica Erotica
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Sept 12, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Brigit Truex & Dave Boles
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Aug 8, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Lytton Bell
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Telemachos Greanias
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, June 13 , 7:00 pm



erse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Jack Donaldson
Special Fundraiser for the Sacramento Balley
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Patricia Hickerson & Davis Poet Laureate Emeritus: Allegra Silberstein
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, April 11 , 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Cynthia Linville
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Sacramento Poet Laureate Emiritus: Bob Stanley
Hosted by: Shawn Aveningo
Free Event




Wednesday, Februrary 8, 7:00 pm



Verse on the Vine Poetry Series
Petra Vineyard Wine Gallery
627 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom, 95630
Featuring: Shawn Aveningo
Hosted by: Yvonne Norgauer
Free Event






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