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5:00 pm

Joseph Fink & Meg Bashwiner in Conversation With Symphony Sanders

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story (Harper Perennial) is the sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first 10 years of their relationship from both sides. In 2009, 22-year-old Joseph, newly arrived to New York City from the West Coast, was juggling odd jobs to pay the rent and volunteering with a theater company in the East Village so he could snag free tickets to their shows. Meg, a 22-year-old aspiring performer and playwright, was living with her parents in New Jersey, working a desk job and commuting to her internship with that same East Village theater company. Joseph's…

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6:00 pm

Airlie Press May Mixer Reading & Fundraiser

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us to celebrate our 2020 titles and preview our 2021 and 2022 titles. Readings by Megan Alpert, Brittney Corrigan, Amelia Díaz Ettinger, Jennifer Perrine, David Pickering, Jennifer Reimer, and Connie Soper. Plus a raffle and special surprises! If you'd like to make a donation to Airlie Press, you can do so at the time of registration or anytime before and during the event. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the raffle drawing. If you donate $100 or more, your support will be included in the acknowledgments for our 2022 titles. Donate here: http://www.airliepress.org/donate

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Five Oaks Museum Showcase

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $50

A Virtual Fundraiser & Celebration of Community Excellence In the first year under their new name, Five Oaks Museum has cut a new path for history and culture institutions. The Guest Curator program has produced three game-changing, community-led exhibitions so far: This IS Kalapuyan Land, Gender Euphoria, and DISplace. Join the museum for their first fundraising event within the new brand - a showcase of vibrant performances and speakers that celebrates these exhibitions and the incredible community leaders who created them. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Funds raised are infused back into the community as ethical compensation for the storytellers who shape the museum. Their exhibitions, Instagram takeovers, events, and collaborative projects bring vitality to local history, arts, and culture.…

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6:30 pm

No Shelf Control Book Club (Remote)

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$28.99

Join us for No Shelf Control Book Club. This book club features books from a wide range of genres including contemporary fiction, young adult, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our May meeting of the No Shelf Control Book Club will be on May 13th at 6:30pm. We will discuss Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson. About the Book: An addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves--a chilling and thoughtful tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways. Revenge doesn't wait for permission. Growing up poor…

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Massy Arts presents Callum Angus, Hazel Jane Plante, and Corinne Manning

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Massy Arts Society and Metonymy Press present Callum Angus in conversation with Hazel Jane Plante and Corinne Manning. A celebration of A Natural History of Transition, the debut story collection by Callum Angus. Massy Arts Society and Metonymy Press present the author in conversation with Hazel Jane Plante and Corinne Manning A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons. Portland-based author Callum Angus infuses his work with a mix of alternative history, horror, and a reality…

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7:00 pm

Livestream Reading: J. T. Bushnell

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author J. T. Bushnell for a livestream reading from his debut novel, The Step Back. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf--upjMoGtH3HF4xJ9GsIm9szR-oBsrB About The Step Back: Ed Garrison has it all––a successful basketball career, a great relationship with his kid brother, the best dog a guy could ask for, and a supportive family. With summer vacation being the only thing standing between him and a full-ride scholarship to Berkeley, Ed feels invincible. But everything falls apart as high school comes to an end and his mother suddenly leaves his father for a woman three thousand miles away, leaving behind a broken home in the wake of her absence and betrayal. Ed feels helpless as his humiliated father turns to liquor and work and his brother…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Micah Fletcher AKA Kool Chief Rocker

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $5

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Micah Fletcher AKA Kool Chief Rocker Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, May 13 On Zoom $5 Suggested donation LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 Please support Niche Wine Bar, whose owner, Leah Jackson, has provided a home for the reading series since 2015: https://nichewinebar.com/ Micah Fletcher, also known as Kool Chief Rocker, or Rocker for short, is a nationally-recognized poet and spoken word artist who took first place in Portland Oregon’s citywide youth poetry competition Verselandia in 2013. Micah’s style is hard hitting, vulnerable and razor sharp often moving listeners to tears with his deep self-reflection and critical social commentary His latest project, released alongside his mentor Mic Crenshaw, Brink…

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