National Poetry Month

Monday, 4/1/2019 from 8 a.m. to 4/30/2019 at 5 p.m.

All Campuses

Celebrate National Poetry Month at COCC! All events are free and open to the public:


Headline Events
“Poems to Honor Family and Place”
: Readings by Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, Warm Springs poet and past Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody and Madras poet Jarold Ramsey
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 (6:30 p.m. refreshments; 7-8 p.m. readings and Q&A)
Where: Madras Campus Community Room 

Poems to Honor Family and Place”: Readings by Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford
When: 1-2:15 p.m., Thursday, April 11 (1 p.m. refreshments; 1:15-1:45 p.m. readings and Q&A)
Where: Redmond Campus, Redmond Technology Center, Room 209

Fun with Verse
Poetry Jam/Open Mic
: Share Original Poetry, Music or Rap
Free pizza, coffee, desserts and prizes
When: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 18
Where: Bend Campus, Wickiup Hall

“Edible Books and Audible Arts”: Poetry Month Finale
Free cake, historical poetry medley, cello duets and students
reading poetry from around the world
When: noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24
Where: Bend Campus, Barber Library Rotunda

Film & Workshops
“Bright Star”: Film Viewing and Discussion
With discussion facilitated by COCC Humanities associate professor Tony Russell, this award-winning film was directed by Jane Campion and presents the three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne
When: 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
Where: Bend Campus, Hitchcock Auditorium

Workshops: Writing Poems about Family and Place
Workshop led by COCC Humanities instructor Anthony Rosso
When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
Where: Bend Campus, Barber Library, South Oregon Room

Workshop led by COCC Humanities assistant professor Carrie Walker
When: 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
Where: Prineville Campus, Commons

Workshop led by COCC Humanities assistant professor Eileen Sather
When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, April 30
Where: Redmond Campus, Building 3, Room 306

April 1-30
PoeTree—Barber Library
Created by COCC art students of Bill Hoppe and Bill Cravis

Poetry Crafts—all COCC campuses

Magnetic Poetry—Barber Library

For details on COCC’s National Poetry Month events, contact Cat Finney at cfinney@cocc.edu or 541-383-7559.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

National Poetry Month