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6:00 pm

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 3: Sense – Kate Gray

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

During poetry month, honor your tender and fierce heart. Add tools to your poetry toolkit. You’ll start with sound, how your words can change your reader’s body. No experience necessary. You’ll write and share in a tremendously safe environment, using the Gateless Method. This workshop will give you practical ways to distinguish this writing form from others, practice in applying the tool, and the light to show you how brilliantly you shine. Part 1 of 3: Sound (Monday, April 15th, 6-8pm) Part 2 of 3: Shape (Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm) Part 3 of 3: Sense All sessions will be held in the loft at Another Read Through. Register for each part a la carte on a sliding scale ($60-80), or for all three at a…

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The Nib “Empire” Magazine Issue Release Party

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

On May Day, we're celebrating the celebrate the release of The Nib's new quarterly print issue, Empire! The Nib, America’s most-read daily comics publication, is inviting the Portland community to come celebrate the launch of the magazine with drinks, giveaways, and live readings! Come out to see the new issue, plus meet The Nib's editors, pick up some free Nib swag, and hear the behind-the-scenes of how the comics in the issue were made. The Empire issue delves into the chaotic governmental practices shattering civilizations across the world and the lasting impact globalization has played on cultures, communities and marginalized peoples. Some noteworthy contributors to this issue include Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post Ann Telnaes, critically acclaimed cartoonist Rob Rogers who was…

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7:00 pm

Transmit Culture: Graduate Research Symposium

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PSU – University Point, 1955 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
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Free

Graduate students in PSU's book publishing program are conducting innovative research that is sure to help inform the future of the publishing industry, and they would like to share it with you. This quarter's installment of the Transmit Culture lecture series will be a research symposium where graduating students will present their final research projects to the public. Topics include: - Visual representation of racial diversity in young adult book covers - Why adults read and purchase YA books - Advantages of publishing houses choosing non-profit business models - The rise of the cozy mystery genre in relation to bestselling thrillers - How small publishers break into the audiobooks market using APA and best seller list data - How Wattpad can be used in traditional…

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Plonk presents Daniel H. Wilson and Stevan Allred

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

It's Plonk's last reading before our summer break, and we're ending the season with two master world builders. Daniel H. Wilson, is the author of Robopocalypse and myriad other novels. Stevan Allred is currently on his world tour with The Alehouse at the End of the World. They'll read from their work, and talk craft with a special guest interviewer*. Celebrate Spring with Plonk. (*That would be Bruce Barrow)

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SFWA Portland Publishing Happy Hour – May 2019

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby St
Portland, OR 97209
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$15

All PDX publishing folks are welcome! You do not need to be a SFWA Member to attend. This is a purely social event with no formal agenda but great opportunities to meet people. A pizza and salad buffet will be provided; you buy your own drinks. Your $15 registration fee helps us pay for the room rental, and supports SFWA! YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND. Please spread the word! All publishing industry professionals are welcome: writers (any genre), editors, agents, publishers, freelancers, designers, etc. Questions? Email: curtis.chen@sfwa.org

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One Page Wednesday

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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Free

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. One Page Wednesday is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read  – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired!  Please, no reading from electronic devices. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featured Readers for May: Justin Taylor is the author of the story collections Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and Flings, and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. Riding With the Ghost, a memoir, will be published in 2020. He lives in Portland and is the 2018-2019 Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Willamette…

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7:30 pm

Michele Filgate With Lidia Yuknavitch, Nayomi Munaweera & Rene Denfeld

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. In What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About (Simon & Schuster), 15 writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. Filgate will be joined in conversation at the event by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan, Nayomi Munaweera, author of What Lies Between Us, and Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder.

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