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10:00 am

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$15 – $100

About the Workshop Welcome to our Risograph Basics course: a printing, collage, experimentation, and mark making extravaganza! Get to know Outlet and our RISO sisters (Barbara, Janet, Corita, and Tina) and learn the basics of this fun and unique print method with Kate Bingaman-Burt! This workshop is a great place to start if you’re new to riso, or if you’d like a refresher! We’ll take a deep dive into risograph history, an overview of how these machines work, the stencil-duplicator process, and the quirks and fun (sometimes unpredictable) outcomes of riso printing. The main focus of this class is EXPERIMENTATION. We’ll share print and zine inspiration, favorite mark making tools and how to use them for riso, and we’ll walk through a print demo on…

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Quarantine Book Club: ‘Mrs. Dalloway’

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$75 – $200

A classic novel of early summer, Mrs. Dalloway takes place over the course of a single day in London. It tells the story of Clarissa Dalloway as she gets ready for a party, and also the story of a war veteran with PTSD. Mrs. Dalloway is generally considered the first of Virginia Woolf's masterpieces, and is ranked by Time magazine as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. We will read it over four weeks, gathering on Zoom on Saturday mornings to discuss it as we go. Each session begins with a talk by Christopher Frizzelle, followed by open discussion. Meetings will last 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on how lively the discussion gets. If you miss any of the meetings, no problem: A recording…

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11:30 am

The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Afternoon Edition

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for The Work. The Saturday Afternoon Edition of The Work takes place from 11:30am-2:00pm on the second Saturday of every month. Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14. 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. We will read and discuss poetry, write several new poems, and give each writer feedback on at least one of the drafts composed during the workshop. The cost for the workshop is a suggested donation of $20…

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3:00 pm

Book Launch: “Don’t Be Sad When I’m Gone” by Beatriz Dujovne

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Beatriz will be reading excerpts of her memoir. In this book all human emotions deserve a place of honor: life, death, morning, love, happiness, anger… The author’s American and Argentine cultures, the chronological time and Kairos, the more human time, reality and fantasy, are intertwined from Introduction to the Epilogue. We follow her to Buenos Aires from her present home in Portland, where she journeys to rekindle her life after the death of her life long husband. We partake in her internal and external experiences: those special spots where her love affair with him bloomed and took hold, her psychotherapy sessions with an Argentine psychoanalyst, the life force of the metropolis itself, and the warmth of its habitants. And we also witness how all these…

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5:00 pm

Beginnings and Before Beginnings – A Study of Novel Form and Style w/ Omar El-Akkad

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$350

Beginnings and Before Beginnings – A Study of Novel Form and Style WITH: Omar El-Akkad WHEN: Begins May 8th. WHERE: This class will be hosted on our rich interactive online platform WetInk, with four lessons stretched over four weeks. In addition, Omar will host a weekly ‘office hours’ Zoom where students are welcome to come and discuss the ideas in the class and all things writing-related. (Zooms will be on Saturdays, May 15, 22, 29, and June 5, from 5PM-6PM PST.) HOW MUCH: $350. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Click here to apply. Beginnings and Before Beginnings Zadie Smith once said she spends about 80 per cent of her efforts on the first 50 or 60 pages of a book,…

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7:00 pm

POST Launch and Release Party

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $5

RSVP to join us in celebration on May 8th at 7PM (PDT) for an online reading event. Recommended donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Alissa Hattman will be joined by TJ Acena, Chalaundrai Grant, Hannah Pass, Lucie Bonvalet, Chrys Tobey and lark pien ~~~ Elevator Pitch: Love letters as postcards to people, spaces, and objects. The Details: "POST" is an epistolary collection of postcards written by Alissa Hattman during the American Short Fiction Constellation Challenge. This was a month-long writing experiment that took place in November 2020. In the collection, Alissa explores distance from loved ones, spaces, and objects with intense depth and nuance. She offers poignant observations about our relationship to the passage of time, memories, and ideas. The…

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