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First Matter Press 2020 Book Release

September 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cathedral Park, N Edison Street and Pittsburg Avenue, Portland, OR 97203 + Google Map

Come join First Matter Press for a Poetry Reading in the Park to celebrate our 2020 Titles, featuring Peter Hamer, Eitan Codish, K. M. Lighthouse, Dan Wiencek and Lauren Paredes.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Cathedral Park, Portland OR
(underneath the St. John’s Bridge)

Gather at 5:30pm
Readings begin at 6pm

Physical distancing and masks required.
Please bring your own blanket/chair, drinks and snacks.

Questions? firstmatterpress@gmail.com
Rain? Check our website firstmatterpress.org for weather updates


Cathedral Park
N Edison Street and Pittsburg Avenue
Portland, OR 97203
+ Google Map


First Matter Press