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Incite: Queer Writers Read
May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine.
The theme for May is Wayfinding.
Wayne Bund is a multidisciplinary artist weaving fantasy and identity through photography, performance, and writing. He wrote his own evening length solo performance, “Strong Female Protagonist,” which he performed in Portland in 2018. His works and performances have been exhibited nationally with Seattle Art Museum, On the Boards, and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Ludlow Festival in the UK, SOMarts in San Francisco, and Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Cock Gallery in Portland. He has taught classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis. He has received grants from the Ford Family Foundation, WESTAF Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. He was a 1999 Ford Family Foundation Scholar and currently works as a Kindergarten Teacher with Portland Public Schools.
tammy lynne stoner is the award-winning author of the southern novel SUGAR LAND – a #1 Amazon bestseller that a starred Kirkus Reviews called “a ravishing debut” – and publisher of Gertrude queer lit and arts journal. A VCAA Fellow and Sou’Wester Artist-in-Residence, tammy is the loser of two Pushcarts (though one Special Mention) and a Million Writers Award. She recently moved back from Switzerland to her beloved Portland, with her lady, kids, and 90-pound dog in tow, and can consume a shockingly large amount of chocolate mousse. https://www.tammylynnestoner.com/
Hannah Larrabee’s Wonder Tissue won the Airlie Press Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for a Massachusetts Book Award. She has chapbooks out from Seven Kitchens Press and Nixes Mate. Hannah was selected by NASA to write poetry for the James Webb Space Telescope program, and she is also a recipient of an Arctic Circle Residency. With a little luck and a vaccine, she’ll be sailing around Svalbard with artists and scientists this fall as part of her project on climate change. Hannah has an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. www.hannahlarrabee.com