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9:00 am

Tin House Summer Workshop Lectures: Nicole J. Georges, Rebecca Makkai, Lan Samantha Chang, and Terese Marie Mailhot

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:20 pm
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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$10

9:00 am – 9:50 am, Vollum Lecture Hall Drawing A Line, with Nicole J. Georges Nicole will discuss her 20-year career as a self-taught artist, from zinester beginnings in suburban Kansas, to Sister Spit’s queer literary tour, the creation of award-winning graphic novels Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch.  This talk lays out the basics of empowerment through self-expression, the value of community in your practice, art as activism, forging a career & supporting yourself as a self-taught artist, discipline in cartooning, and what it takes to transform a life of experiences into a 300-page graphic memoir. 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall You Talkin’ to Me?: The “Ear” of the Story, with Rebecca Makkai We talk a lot about a story’s point of…

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6:00 pm

Back Fence PDX: Summer 2019: Intro to Storytelling

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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$175

Master the art of live true personal storytelling, to get in on the fun on stage at The Moth, Back Fence PDX, or any of the storytelling shows in town. In this three week intro course, you will learn the basics of story construction using the five-part story arc, and how to use themes to choose your details and hone the right tone. You will also get the goods on how to deliver your best performance onstage. This class culminates in a live storytelling show, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience and have your story recorded as an audio file for you to keep. Mindy Nettifee, MA is one of the producers of Back Fence PDX and host for the Moth. She…

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Voices of a People’s History: A Movement of Movements

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
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$25 – $50

Voices of a People’s History celebrates diverse movement leaders by sharing their stories, in their own words. Leaders of today perform readings of notable speeches and essays from inspiring figures past and present. It's a radically-empowering opportunity to hear the echoes of history in the modern day. Voices is the biggest night of the year for OPAL, and brings us closer together while strengthening our resolve to fight for racial, social and economic justice. Featuring Performances By Portland City Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales, Founder, East County Rising Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Native American Youth and Family Center Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) Ana del Rocio, Executive Director, Oregon Futures Lab and ColorPAC Nakisha Nathan, Executive…

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7:00 pm

Incite: Queer Writers Read

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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Free

Keep the Pride coming! Celebrate with the theme of unity with Marcus Lund, Trystan Angel Reese, Mary Mandeville, and David Oates. Poetry, fiction, reality, all incredibly powerful and fabulous. Join us. The theme this month is “Unity”. Join us for featured readings by Mary Mandeville, Marcus Lund, David Oates, and Trystan Angel Reese.

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Reading: Karl Marlantes: Deep River

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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Free

Annie Bloom's welcomes back Karl Marlantes to read from his latest novel, Deep River. Karl Marlantes's debut novel Matterhorn has been hailed as a modern classic of war literature. In his new novel, Deep River, Marlantes turns to another mode of storytelling--the family epic--to craft a stunningly expansive narrative of human suffering, courage, and reinvention. In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings--Ilmari, Matti, and the politicized young Aino--are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin…

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7:30 pm

An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Western Oregon's Willamette Basin, once a vast wilderness, became a thriving community almost overnight. When Oregon territory was opened for homesteading in the early 1800s, most of the intrepid pioneers settled in the valley, spurring rapid changes in the landscape. Heralded as fertile with a mild climate and an abundance of natural resources, the valley enticed farmers, miners, and loggers, who were quickly followed by the construction of rail lines and roads. Dams were built to harness the once free-flowing Willamette River and provide power to the growing population. As cities rose, people like Portland architect Edward Bennett and conservationist governor Tom McCall worked to contain urban sprawl. In An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley (History Press), authors Elizabeth and William Orr bring to…

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8:00 pm

Tin House Summer Workshop Readings: Claire Vaye Watkins, Karen Shepard, and D.A. Powell

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

8:00 pm,  Cerf Amphitheater– Signing to Follow Claire Vaye Watkins, Karen Shepard, D.A. Powell Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of Gold Fame Citrus and Battleborn, which won the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Karen Shepard is a Chinese-American born and raised in New York City.  She is the author of four novels, An Empire of Women, The Bad Boy’s Wife, Don’t I Know You?,  The Celestials, and the collection of stories, Kiss Me Someone.  Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and Ploughshares, among others.  Her nonfiction has appeared in More, Self,…

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