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Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.
Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.
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Events for June 1, 2019
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Paris, France. 1885. Bernadette Soubirous, a patient at the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, where Sigmund Freud and Jean-Martin Charcot treated “hysterics,” commits mass suicide with other women, drowning themselves in the Seine. 1975. Christopher Laurent, a paranoiac with a cardiac condition, seeks the assistance of Dr. Anna Freud, fearing a group of informants is following him. 1985. Marc Bernard, renowned plastic surgeon at the Pitie-Salpetriere, harbors a dark secret that will make him question his identity. After a car accident, he is facially disfigured. It is the unanticipated collision between these disparate characters that propels This Will Destroy You, a compellingly original and gripping psychological thriller, revealing a destructive force that lies within each of us. Pedram Navab is a neurologist and a Fellow of the American Academy…Find out more »
Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by Nova PDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday June 1st, we'll have a feature from Jane Belinda and a long set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Jane Belinda is a queer jewish poet from Portland, Oregon. They are the Slammaster of Portland Poetry Slam! They write on subjects of grief, queerness, gender, and jewish identity. They have competed nationally at the Individual World Poetry Slam and was on finals stage at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas in 2017. *** Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On first and third Saturdays each performer in the open mic gets 10 minutes, there are only 8 slots available and the list order…Find out more »
Join Mother Focault’s for the Portland book launch of Casandra Lopez’s powerful new collection Brother Bullet, just released from University of Arizona Press. Joining her will be Oregon poets Sam Roxas-Chua and John Sibley Williams. Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño) writer who’s received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks, was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and her poetry collection, Brother Bullet, was just released from University of Arizona. She’s a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World and teaches at Northwest Indian College. https://casandramlopez.com/ Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Eugene, Oregon. His…Find out more »
The Portland Storytellers Guild will again host our two day Sarah Hauser* Festival of Stories to close our storytelling performance season. Friday’s performance will be May 31st and Saturday’s performance will be June 1st. Friday evening, May 31. emcee Eric Foxman presents eight of the Guild’s most popular performers – Barb Fankhauser, Edward Hershey, Pam Maben, Gretchen Peterson, Holly Robison, Franz van der Horst and the team of Norm Brecke and Anne Rutherford The evening’s tales will range far and wide and provide a cross section of styles, themes, and inciteful pictures of life and how we address the challenges that confront us. Saturday evening, June 1, brings again one of the highlights of every Guild season — “Storython” — with a dozen tellers coming to…Find out more »