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Portland Book Festival 2021

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$15 – $25

Portland Book Festival 2021 will be a hybrid event. There will be virtual events from November 8–12, leading up to an in-person festival day on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. We will announce this year’s lineup of authors and events and tickets will go on sale on September 22. Youth 17 and under (and/or with a valid high school I.D.) will receive free entry. Although this continues to be an uncertain time, Literary Arts remains committed to the safety of all readers and writers and will follow all health and safety guidelines. Whether you join us online or in-person, we are excited to build community and celebrate books, storytelling, and the power of…

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OryCon 42

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
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$60 – $75

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. After taking our convention online for a mini-con in 2020, we're happy to be in person for Orycon 42, November 12th - 14th, 2021! We are retaining our original theme for OryCon 42 of “Humor, Satire, and Parody in Science Fiction and Fantasy”. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that memberships are still available at the current rate of $50 until July 15th, 2021, with discounted rates for youth memberships. If you have not already done so, please register at: https://42.orycon.org/registration/ The pricing schedule afterward is as follows: $60 from July 16, 2021 until October 15, 2021 $75 at the door As attendance may be subject to…

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6:30 am

Premise Course: Can we be our full selves everywhere we go? Should we be? Toomer’s Cane and Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection

November 13 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$150

(Learn about Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisefaq) Learn more about Cane and The Gifts of Imperfection on the Premise Goodreads page. Course description coming soon! Instructor: Tim’m West Saturdays Nov. 13 & 20th and Dec. 4 & 11 Register for Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisecourses

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9:00 am

Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: Prose Poem Workshop w Ruben Quesada

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$65 – $83

A generative workshop that explores the boundaries of poetry. The intersection of poetry and prose offers a range of possibilities for style and subject. In this course, we will write together, and we will discuss poetic elements found in sentences. No previous writing experience is needed. "Thank you Ruben Quesada for an incredible class. It was full of fascinating information and the prompts Ruben gave us inspired my generative work (and from the other poets, you could tell it was the same for them)! Ruben also cultivated a space of openness and sharing that was truly remarkable for such a short class. He is a fantastic addition to the Attic, and I sincerely hope to take classes with him in the future. I most definitely would…

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FALL | Zoom | Prose Poem Workshop w Ruben Quesada | Nov 13 NEW OFFERING — SPACE AVAILABLE

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$65 – $83

A generative workshop that explores the boundaries of poetry. The intersection of poetry and prose offers a range of possibilities for style and subject. In this course, we will write together, and we will discuss poetic elements found in sentences. No previous writing experience is needed. "Thank you Ruben Quesada for an incredible class. It was full of fascinating information and the prompts Ruben gave us inspired my generative work (and from the other poets, you could tell it was the same for them)! Ruben also cultivated a space of openness and sharing that was truly remarkable for such a short class. He is a fantastic addition to the Attic, and I sincerely hope to take classes with him in the future. I most definitely would…

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11:00 am

Writing Characters Who Take Up Space

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$190

For all the descriptive writing in the world, it is often difficult to fully realize a physical body in a physical space for a reader. Bodies are so varied, spaces contain so many possibilities, but both bodies and spatial possibilities are often overlooked in writing craft. This class will use ideas presented in Amy Cuddy’s book, Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Bessel Van Der Kolk’s, The Body Keeps Score, and others, to present new ways of exploring the physical presence of characters on the page, their experiences with themselves, with their environment and with other characters. 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…

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12:00 pm

In-person Book Launch & Exhibit: Diane Jacobs / Owed to The Mountain

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE ML King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

You are cordially invited to a book launch and exhibition for a new artist's book by Diane Jacobs: OWED TO THE MOUNTAIN Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 pm with a brief artist's talk at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 12:00-6:00 pm Passages Bookshop 1223 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 503-388-7665 Masks required for attendance ================================================= Passages Bookshop is pleased to welcome folks back into the shop with an exhibition of prints and books by Diane Jacobs, all related to the exciting and ambitious new project that has kept her occupied for the last several years, Owed to The Mountain. From the prospectus: Stories are both history and prophecy — time is circular — stories are among our most potent tools for restoring the land…

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1:00 pm

Tales From a King County Search & Rescuer

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $15

Come and listen to stories from King County Explorer Search & Rescue Volunteer, Alexis Leader. Bring your questions! Alexis’ story: I first became involved in Search and Rescue back in 2014 when I was 18 years old, since then I have gone on over 85 missions and logged hundreds of training. I am now a member of three different units (Seattle Mountain Rescue, Everett Mountain Rescue and King County Explorer Search and Rescue). I am a board member for Everett Mountain Rescue and have been working hard in all three units to promote stress first aid as well as working with the Mountain Rescue Association to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all Mountain Rescue organizations. I am thrilled to get to talk about…

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7:30 pm

Live Wire: Portland Book Festival Edition with Gary Shteyngart, Omar El Akkad, Atsuko Okatsuka, The Lowest Pair.

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
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$30 – $45

GARY SHTEYNGART Gary Shteyngart is not afraid to get satirical when the situation calls for it. An American writer born in Leningrad, Shteyngart’s prose is filled with blistering humor and sharp societal observations powered by masterful storytelling. His work is acclaimed and awarded, best-selling and blurbed, read and translated into twenty-six languages. Our Country Friends is the story of eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation to explore love, friendship, family, and betrayal. Twitter • Buy 'Our Country Friends' OMAR EL AKKAD Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He began his journalism career at the start of the war on terror, and, over the following decade, he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and many other locations around the…

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