Events and Workshops

Humble Poets Open Mic @ The Stacks

Every Last Sunday of the month at 4pm in North Portland at 1831 N. Killingsworth Street.
Hosted by Debra Elisa and Eric Fair-Layman.

Poetry Play on Williams

May 24, 2024
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Blackthorn Mercantile / 3954 N. Williams Ave / Portland, OR 97227

Join us for Poetry Play & support building community through art-making. Enjoy a fun evening of exploration, creative company & leave with fresh words onto the page.

Featured reader at Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Vancouver Washington

December 10, 2024
7:00 pm
Vancouver, Washington

Poetry Workshops

Debra facilitates creative workshops—Poetry Play.

She invites people to write in community and share through words.

Writing can be fun, and it can also be healing.

Contact her to create an event!

Previous Events

Reading at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore

March 19, 2024
7:00 pm
Annie Bloom's Bookstore, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Featured poet with Willa Schneberg and Sati Mookherjee

Poetics Corvallis

March 1, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Interzone Café, 1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

Featured poet followed by an Open Mic

Head for the Hills

February 20, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Hillsday Branch Multnomah Public Library at 1525 SW Sunset Boulevard

Featured poet with Elisa Carlsen followed by an open mic

Poetry Street PNW

January 24, 2024
6:30 pm
Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607

Featured poet with Emmett Wheatfall

Northwest Voices in Longview, Washington

January 23, 2024
All-day event
LCC main building and Longview Library

Debra will have a workshop at Lower Columbia College in Longview and a reading at the Longview Public Library.

A workshop will be from 2-3pm in LCC’s main building and the reading will happen at 5:30pm at the Longview Public Library.

MoonPath Press Virtual Book Launch

December 3, 2023
3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Debra will read with award-winning poet, Bethany Reed on Zoom. For the link to watch, please contact her.

Ease, Simplicity and Accepting the light: A Poetry Play Writing Weekend

November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023
All-day event

Debra and Kate Rudigier will facilitate a weekend generative writing workshop. This event is sponsored by KCC, a Tibetan Buddist organization in Portland, Oregon. Registration and more details are available on their website.

Book launch with Elisa Carlson

November 5, 2023
4:00 pm

Debra will launch her new book of poetry You Can Call it Beautiful together with Elisa Carlson at the Stacks Coffeehouse, 1831 North Killingsworth Portland, Oregon

WordFest in Longview, Washington

October 10, 2023
6:00 pm

Debra will read from her new book of poetry You Can Call it Beautiful at WordFest in Longview.