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9:00 am

Tin House Summer Workshop Lectures: Natalie Diaz, D. A. Powell, Camille T. Dungy, Garth Greenwell, Kelly Link, and Justin Torres, with Elizabeth DeMeo

July 13 @ 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 The Necessary and Dangerous Differences Between Sense and Sensuality, with Natalie Diaz 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall Spilling the Tea: A Conversation between D. A. Powell and Camille T. Dungy How do ideas become poems and how do poets come up with ideas? Poets Camille Dungy and D. A. Powell talk about the role of conversation, influence, history, form, resistance, improvisation and stubborn independence in their own work and work they admire. Also, how to support and encourage poetry as a living art, an impactful and meaningful interaction between words, space, and humanity. What to listen to and what to shut out. How to address the chronic cruelties of the world with compassion. What…

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11:00 am

Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sou’wester Lodge, 3728 J Place
Seaview, WA 98644
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$40

Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic with instructor Coleman Stevenson This workshop will introduce a range of spontaneous and magical methods for accessing creative impulses. We will find “the muse” in unexpected places and practice allowing it to come through without restriction. Prompts will use methods such as divination, magical writing, spontaneous mark-making, and severe constraints. We will also examine the work of artists and writers who have employed such methods in their own creations. This class is designed for artists and writers who want to broaden or recharge their practices, or for anyone seeking a greater connection with their creative self. Materials for all exercises will be provided as part of the registration fee. Coleman Stevenson is an…

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Kids’ Storytime With Megan Wagner Lloyd

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Today, author Megan Wagner Lloyd joins us to read from her new picture book, Paper Mice (Simon & Schuster/Pamela Wiseman). It's the middle of the night, and two paper mice find adventure — and each other — as they explore their new home in a beautifully written story of friendship.

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12:00 pm

Drag Queen Story Hour

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Children of all ages and adults are invited to our first Drag Queen Story Hour, a family celebration promoting inclusivity and creativity, and featuring special guest Clare Apparently, who will be reading Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and Love, Z by Jessie Sima. Created by Michelle Tea, Drag Queen Story Hour now happens regularly all over the world. This event is proudly cosponsored by Q Center, the largest LGBTQ2SIA+ community center in the Pacific Northwest. Come join us!

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2:00 pm

Free Seminar for Writers Hosted by Local Author Caroline Miller

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

Susan Stoner, author of the popular Sage Adair historical mysteries reviews, How to Engage with Publishing Susan Stoner, author of the popular Sage Adair historical mysteries, has had a long and successful career working with self-publishing companies like KDP, Ingrams, and Smashword. She’s put together information and a handout on the “why fors” and “how-tos” of engaging with these companies without falling into common pitfalls. As a former attorney, she will also review the Supreme Court’s decision on copyright and suggest some economic strategies to protect original content without a big expense. PLEASE REGISTER by email at least a day prior to the event. (carolinemiller11@yahoo.com) Limited seating.

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Author Event: Gary Corbin with A Woman of Valor

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vintage Books, 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
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Free

Vintage Books is excited to welcome local author Gary Corbin back for his latest book, A WOMAN OF VALOR For rookie policewoman Valorie Dawes, #metoo means it’s time to #fightback. Jack Reacher meets Tracy Crosswhite as #metoo victims find a heroine who will fight back for them—with a vengeance. Gary Corbin is a writer, actor, and playwright in Camas, WA. In addition to his novels, he writes on assignment for private sector, government, individuals, and not-for-profit clients, and his articles have been published in BrainstormNW, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, and Global Envision, among others. This event will include a short reading, discussion and Q&A. It is a free event and all are welcome.

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5:30 pm

Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocking Frog Cafe, 2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday July 13th, we'll have a feature from Kate Leddy, two mini features from Nikki Burian & Ken Yoshikawa, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Kate Leddy Kate Leddy is a writer and mental health activist from Portland Oregon. She was born and raised in New York and still has strong opinions about bagels. Kate represented Portland at the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam as well as the 2018 National Poetry Slam. She is thrilled to be on this years Portland Poetry Slam team again, heading to regionals this July! Kate’s first chapbook “Homesick Season” explores nostalgia for people, places, and states of mind. This summer…

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6:00 pm

Portland Heat Soirée

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Perlene, 1910 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Portland Heat is a collection of poetry by Hannah Vogel that started as a love letter to a city and ended up being a series of poems that reflect on the tensions of the artist/muse relationship and the cosmological connection between two people that aren't meant to be together. It is incredibly tender, sweet and a wonderful work of poetry. The books were hand-written, hand cut and hand stitched. It also marks Zines + Thing's first adventure into a ~real publishing space. So as a way to mark this special occasion and bring Portland Heat into the world, Hannah and Zines + Things will be throwing a little bit of a celebration complete with champagne, snacks and poetry readings. Open to partners and friends of…

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6:30 pm

Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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$16 – $26

STORYTELLERS:  CHRIS WILLIAMS Past Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spon-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KATIE PIATT Past Winner, Member of That’s What She Said Queer Comedy Collective, Seasoned Performance Artist, Grandma in Training, ALEX DANG Writer, Program Specialist at Literary Arts, Knows Too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech and Debate Champion, and three other fantastic storytellers! Hosted & Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM $16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. VIP ticket holders will receive $10 GC…

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8:00 pm

Tin House Summer Workshop Readings: Rebecca Makkai, Natalie Diaz, and Mitchell S. Jackson

July 13 @ 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 Rebecca Makkai, Natalie Diaz, Mitchell S. Jackson Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. Her short fiction won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2008-2011). The recipient of a 2014 NEA fellowship, Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is the Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago. Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila…

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