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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

When We Were Poets — with Brigid Yuknavitch—begins

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

BEGINS: June 6, 2021, runs for six weeks WHERE: Online via WetInk, our rich interactive platform. This class runs in a weekly format and you go at your own pace. (Note the class is asynchronous; there is no live/Zoom component.) LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch COST: $350 When We Were Poets The body is its rhythms and experiences; language offers its structures for meaning. A child must become a poet on the way into the world and play in the body and words on the way to making sense. As children we were poets because words mattered in our bodies and were charged with meaning making as much as meaning. This class, a kind of poetic language primer, plays in the choices the language itself gives us.…

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Drop-in Writing Workshops for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$5 – $30

These online workshops for BIPOC writers are designed to help you generate new material, refine an existing draft, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer. We will gather on Zoom on the first Sunday of each month (March-June) and hold space for each other, creating an online community with other BIPOC writers. Think of this as a playpen and creative incubator to support you as you generate writing and navigate building a creative practice and life in the arts. We will write together using specific prompts. We’ll bounce ideas off each other, share our work in progress, and hold space for the fullness of who we are. Offered in partnership with Corporeal Writing. Anya’s goal in creating this space in partnership with Corporeal…

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12:00 pm

Bookarts: Stab Stitch & Variations

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$25 – $55

All IPRC workshops through Summer 2021 will be held via Zoom, PST Register here $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized; reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire Bookarts Workshop: Stab Stitch & Variations In this introductory book arts workshop, participants will come away equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will learn how to bind books through Japanese stab binding. This non-adhesive binding makes gorgeous decorative patterns on the spine of the book. We’ll go over several different styles and techniques, and you’ll leave class with 3-4 notebooks handmade by you! Paper materials provided. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Isabel Diana Class capacity: 10 Class meeting: Sunday, June 6th, 12-2pm PST $25-55 sliding scale 3 no-cost spots available; BIPOC prioritized;…

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6:00 pm

The June Open Mic feat. K McClendon

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

Join us for our June Open Mic! Sign ups will be available in the event 30 minutes before we start! You will have 3 minutes to read 1-2 poems. We will have a feature from K McClendon! More about K: K McClendon uses they them pronouns and is a lot of things but mostly a poet and human trying to cope with the effects of late stage capitalism while embracing radical self love. We are working in a virtual space and plan to keep doing that until Dr. Fauci says it’s okay to do live shows again. Please let us know if you need anything from us to make the online open mic work for you. You can email us at portlandpoetryslam@gmail.com.

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