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4:00 pm

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

For people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time), Free. (No workshops 11/26 & 12/25.) Workshops are held via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens the 1st of the month every month. Pre-register for our 2nd Friday workshop here. Pre-register for our 4th Friday workshop here. Click here for more workshop details.

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5:00 pm

Ari Honarvar in Conversation With Ashleigh Renard

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

A Girl Called Rumi (Forest Avenue Press), Ari Honarvar's debut novel, weaves a captivating tale of survival, redemption, and the power of storytelling. Kimia, a successful spiritual advisor whose Iranian childhood continues to haunt her, collides with a mysterious giant bird in her mother's California garage. She begins reliving her experience as a nine-year-old girl in war-torn Iran, including her friendship with a mystical storyteller who led her through the mythic Seven Valleys of Love. Grappling with her unresolved past, Kimia agrees to accompany her ailing mother back to Iran, only to arrive in the midst of the Green Uprising in the streets. Against the backdrop of the election protests, Kimia begins to unravel the secrets of the night that broke her mother and produced…

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5:30 pm

Other People’s Poems in the Park

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Bring a poem in your head/heart to share.

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