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Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
Free

🌟ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SALE!🌟 To celebrate Books with Pictures' five years in business, we're having our biggest sale ever, from tomorrow, June 2, through Sunday the 6th! We'll have selected books and back issues for sale on the sidewalk for 65% off all week starting tomorrow, plus extra sales in store each day: Wednesday, June 2: Superhero graphic novels are 25% off -- and Pup Tent, the awesome new florist in our lot, will be in costume as... well, it's a surprise. Thursday, June 3: Zines and small-press comics are 50% off, and nonfiction graphic novels are 25% off. Friday, June 4: Single issue comics are 75% off. Excludes books released 5/26 and 6/2. Excludes curated $3 back issue section. Saturday, June 5: Non-superhero graphic…

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HOCUS: Submissions Open!

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

HOCUS is now accepting submissions of prose and poetry of up to 2000 words for our next (hopefully) live event at the Rose City Book Pub in NE Portland. This event will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd from approximately 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The theme is Talismans. Send us your poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction which deals either directly or obliquely with this theme. HOCUS is looking for work in the literary genre. If your work flirts with other genres like sci-fi or fantasy, it may be in our wheelhouse, but the term "literary" should come first. No hard sci-fi or sword-and-sandals gladiators or the like, please. To submit, go to our website and click on the Submit tab. Submissions close July 11th.

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8:00 am

This House of Mine Zine

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Hello PDX, This House of Mine is excited to announce that a second edition of the zine has been funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council! The theme for this edition is ‘our emotional connection to our physical body’. We are holding virtual workshops in June and July where contributors are encouraged to share experiences related to the theme and are then invited to make a submission. For information about how to sign up for a workshop, how to submit your work, or anything else, head to www.houseofminezine.com. You can also email us @ houseofminezine@gmail.com.

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10:00 am

Craft Conversations: Character

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$75

If you are interested in taking a dive into how to make full, complicated, compelling characters in your work, if you want your reader to be thinking about your people (even if that character is you) long after they finish your novel, story, or memoir, if you want to deeply engage your reader, you must develop characters that drive the story, that matter to the reader, that we can root for, that rise up off the page. For this conversation I’ll bring, readings, handouts, exercises and practical ideas. We will look at protagonists, as well as at secondary characters and the important jobs they have in making a story come to life. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless…

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Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$290

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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Virtual Risograph Basics!

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$15 – $100

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 two of our…

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12:30 pm

Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session

June 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$290

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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5:00 pm

PSG Addition: YES, IT REALLY HAPPENED!

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

Perhaps Hard To Believe, Yet True Join the Guild for a quick tour of historical oddities:  A Book and A Ship.  A Man With a Penchant For Selling.  A Set of Keys.  And More.  Each tale different.  Each Account Amazing.  Every Story Memorable.  All true stories – Yes, They Really Happened! -- that are on the edge of disbelief. Eric Foxman brings stories of people and astonishing events from many lands.  An hour of Goosebumps, Smiles and possibly Warm-Fuzzy Feelings (though not necessarily all at the same time). This unusual addition to the Guild’ season is a special Thank You and Fund Raiser program for five professional Guild members whose performance incomes have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.  There is no registration fee to…

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