Poetry in spotlight at Chemeketa

The final event in its 2019 Poetry in Performance series, hosted by the Mid-Valley Poetry Society, is Sunday, Nov. 17.  

A program titled Because a Poem Breathes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the TV Studio in Building 9, Chemeketa Community College. 

Between sets by the featured performers, there will be an intermission with refreshments, followed by an open mic. Admission is free. Poems by Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen and by local poets Eleanor Berry, Jade Rosina McCutcheon and Penina Ava Taesali will be interpreted through voice, dance, music/sound, and lighting.

Performing the poems will be Charlotte Headrick (reader), Tiffany Watson (dancer), and Jade Rosina McCutcheon (music/sound).

The 2019 Poetry in Performance series is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation, and by audience donations.