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9:00 am

PNCA Low-Res MFA in CW Talks: Brandon Shimoda, Jay Ponteri, and Emily Kendal Frey

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 511 Northwest Broadway St
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Brandon Shimoda PROPOSITIONS FOR A POETICS OF POSTMEMORY, USING THE EXAMPLE OF POETRY BY THE DESCENDANTS OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION, 9am Jay Ponteri Words that Listen, 10:30am Emily Kendal Frey Poem Collaborating with The Hidden Mind AKA The Postcard Workshop, 3:30pm All in room 601 The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as…

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5:00 pm

PNCA Low-Res MFA in CW Readings: Emily Kendal Frey and Rachel Jamison Webster

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 511 Northwest Broadway St
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Emily Kendal Frey and Rachel Jamison Webster, 5pm at PNCA Mediatheque The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Every event is free and open to the public. This innovative creative writing program is distinguished by its being situated within a school of art…

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6:00 pm

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Free – $20

Join us on Monday, June 15 for The Work, a poetry writing workshop at Angst Gallery led by Christopher Luna. “Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.” ― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights) The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. The Monday Night Edition of The Work takes place at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver) from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless…

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6:30 pm

Bohemian Dream Cafe Music Hour & Literary Fun

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

One page open mic readings, audience participation, writing prompts, trivia and other contests.

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Last Sunday Writing Workshop (Summer)

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Stacks Coffeehouse, 1831 N. Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
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Free – $5

Drop in for a generative writing workshop! All levels welcome! Sharing optional! Bring something to write / type with! $5 Donation accepted / NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY

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7:00 pm

Tell Me A Story? #6

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

Tell Me A Story is a semi-regular reading series hosted by Jessica Wadleigh at the Rose City Book Pub on NE Fremont Street. This series features storytellers and poets coming together to share their work. This free event will feature great work from: - Jewels - Margaret Malone - Briauna Taylor - Emilly Prado - Julia Wohlstetter - and your host, Jessica Wadleigh Please join us Monday, July 29th at Rose City Book Pub from 7pm-9pm. Drinks and a full menu of delicious food and snacks are available.

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7:30 pm

Brandon Shimoda in Conversation With Janice Lee

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Award-winning poet Brandon Shimoda has crafted a lyrical portrait of his paternal grandfather, Midori Shimoda, whose life — child migrant, talented photographer, suspected enemy alien and spy, desert wanderer, American citizen — mirrors the arc of Japanese America in the 20th century. In a series of pilgrimages, Shimoda records the search to find his grandfather, and unfolds, in the process, a moving elegy on memory and forgetting. The Grave on the Wall (City Lights) is a memoir and book of mourning, a grandson’s attempt to reconcile his own uncontested citizenship with his grandfather’s lifelong struggle. Shimoda will be joined in conversation by Janice Lee, author of The Sky Isn’t Blue.

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Jessie L. Kwak

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Art and writing can be among the most fulfilling parts of our lives. But let’s face it: sometimes it's difficult to make time and space for it. Sometimes we have so many ideas it’s difficult to keep them all organized, or even to distinguish one from another. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain, how could you expect to get any work done? More likely than not, you'll find yourself procrastinating on an art project, or not actually knowing what the project is. What to do? Jessie L. Kwak’s From Chaos to Creativity (Microcosm) will help guide you through the clutter and teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to…

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