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9:00 am

Tin House Summer Workshop Lectures: Kristen Radtke, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Michelle Tea, and Jim Shepard

July 12 @ 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 Framing and Perspective in Graphic Storytelling, with Kristen Radtke We use framing and perspective all the time in prose writing, but we probably don’t think about them in the same way. We’ll look at how framing—from the simple way that illustrations are confined, to more complicated shapes—as well as pace, visual silence, visual argument, and interruption. Then we’ll talk about how these tools are employed beyond comics and into prose, poetry, and a myriad of visual storytelling forms. 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall Power and Audience: On Not Writing for White People, with Ingrid Rojas Contreras This lecture will look at the many ways we adopt speaking to address majority cultures, how those corners…

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5:30 pm

Slamlandia Timbuk2 Show ft. Ryan Boyland

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Timbuk2, 1142 SW Harvey Milk Street
Portland, OR 97205
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Free – $5

We have a special show in store for y'all in July! Slamlandia is partnering with Timbuk2 to put on a one-off show in their store - with a feature from Omaha's own Ryan Boyland. This show will be held at Timbuk2 (1142 SW Harvey Milk Street) in downtown, Portland, on Friday, July 12th. Signups at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:00pm. There will be drinks for purchase at this event. There is no required entry fee, though we suggest a $5 donation so we are able to pay our feature. This show will have a short open mic that you can sign up to read in, as well as spotlight features from local poets Stephen Meads and Devin Devine, and a feature set from Ryan Boyland.…

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7:00 pm

Whitenoise Project 20: BI/PoC Open Mic

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
De-Canon Library / ArtHaus at Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR 97213
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Free

Join Whitenoise Project for our 3rd BI/PoC literary open mic and featured reading! Bring any genre of writing or spoken word, essays, fiction, or hybrid, we'd love to hear it. All are invited to celebrate and support several emerging voices alongside more established names. Featured readers: jayy dodd Sea Mason jayy dodd is a blxk trans womxn from los angeles, california– now based in Portland, OR. she is a literary & performance artist. their work has appeared / will appear in zines & classrooms & basements & bookstores & over there probably. her words are award-nominated & are generally controversial. she is also a volunteer gender-terrorist, artificial intellectual, & wilderness prophet on the end times. find them talking trash online or taking a selfie. Sea…

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Book Launch: “Prospects of Life After Birth” by David Hedges

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Lifelong Oregon resident, David Hedges, poet & activist, invites you to the launch of his first full-length book, Prospects of Life After Birth Birth: Memoir in Poetry and Prose. In the words of celebrated poet, X.J. Kennedy, “David Hedges has given us a major work of literature—an account of his early life, in vivid, masterfully crafted verse.” Join David as he recounts the many (mis-)adventures of his youth, growing up in Northeast Portland in the 1940s and ’50s. You can read more about Prospects and David’s other work at https://david.hedges.name/books/ Prospects of Life After Birth: Memoir in Poetry and Prose chronicles the first 17 years in the life of Oregon poet David Hedges, from the high drama of his birth through one lively adventure after another.…

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Summer Generative w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and Domi Shoemaker: July 12-14

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Corporeal Center, 510 SW 3rd Ave #101
Portland, OR 97204
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$425

Sex. Heat. Abundance. Excess. Juice. Long hot nights, cool rivers, the moon the only witness. In this generative workshop we will take “excursions” into the belly of summer to generate writing and art. For the adventurous and sly. Experimental, mixed genre, utterly liberating. Workshop leader: Lidia Yuknavitch Co-facilitator: Domi Shoemaker SUMMER: Friday, 7/12/19: 7 - 9 Saturday, 7/13/19: 11 - 4, includes a 1 hour lunch break Sunday, 7/14/19: 11 - 4 WHERE: Corporeal Center, 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 COST: $425 The Corporeal Center houses all of Corporeal Writing's Face2Face workshops, readings, and open community hours Tues through Friday, 12 - 4. We are located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Portland. We are on bus lines, close to the Max line that goes…

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7:30 pm

Rob Bell – An Introduction To Joy

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
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$25 – $75

Rob Bell is the New York Times best selling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible?. His podcast, called the RobCast, is the #1 spirituality podcast and iTunes named it Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with wife Kristen and their three children.

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8:00 pm

Creatives and Cocktails: Poetry and Prose edition

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santé Bar, 411 NW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Hey Fam! Ever find yourself writing something that makes you think, “Damn, I wish I could read this in the Park Blocks”? Well, sigh no more! Stay Litt is hosting a poetry and prose night where you can share your best rhymes and stories. This is a free event held at Santé Bar, and the performers must sign up in advance. We’ll be prioritizing the voices of historically marginalized populations. If you’re interested in performing, email us at staylittpdx@gmail.com or you can pm us. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll!

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Tin House Summer Workshop Readings: Garth Greenwell, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Samiya Bashir

July 12 @ 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 Garth Greenwell, Terese Marie Mailhot, Patricia Smith Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries, and is being translated into a dozen languages. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, and he has written criticism for The New Yorker, the…

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