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11:00 am

Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $30

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community. Join us for 90 minutes of creativity and community-building, with generative writing exercises, sharing and strengths-based feedback. Our workshop model, refined over 22 years, is proven for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. Fall 2021: Every other Thursday, September 23 through December 16, from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific Time).  Thursday, Sept 23 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed.  Thursday, Oct 7 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed. Thursday, Oct 21 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Full. Please join us next month! Thursday, Nov 4 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Nov 18 from 11 am-12:30…

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4:00 pm

Columbia Writers Series: Sloane Crosley

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Sloane Crosley is a fiercely funny author and essayist whose humor is lively and genuine. She is a relentless comedic force who the New York Times called, “an incisive observer of human nature.” Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. The former was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and was described as “perfectly, relentlessly funny” by David Sedaris. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was a national bestseller, a New York Times editor’s choice, and it has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures. Sloane’s most recent book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was met with high praise. Steve Martin said of…

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Transmit Culture: Diversity and Inclusion in the Children’s Publishing Workspace

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PSU – Fariborz Maseeh Hall, 1855 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
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Free

A conversation on how the children's publishing industry handles diversity and representation through their employees and authorship. With guest speaker Nakita Simpson, Designer and Art Director for Portland-based company A Kids Company About. Moderated by the publisher, author, and illustrator Brian Parker from Believe In Wonder. Nakita is an art director, designer, and illustrator—someone who draws words for a living. She's a now Portland-based Creative by way of Georgia, Florida, and Toronto (her hometown) who works as an Art Director at A Kids Company About. She's a lifelong learner who loves to explore creativity through work, travel, crafts, and cooking. The conversation will be moderated by PSU's very own Brian Parker. Brian is the current adjunct instructor for Children’s Book Publishing. In 2015, Brian started an…

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5:00 pm

Susan DeFreitas with Lidia Yuknavitch, Michelle Ruiz Keil, David D. Levine, Leni Zumas & Curtis C. Chen

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Named for the anarchist utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction classic, The Dispossessed, Dispatches From Anarres (Forest Avenue Press) embodies the anarchic spirit of Le Guin’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, while paying tribute to her enduring vision. In stories that range from fantasy to sci-fi to realism, some of Portland's most vital voices have come together to celebrate Le Guin’s lasting legacy and influence on that most subversive of human faculties: the imagination. Editor Susan DeFreitas (Hot Season) will be joined by contributors Lidia Yuknavitch (Verge), Michelle Ruiz Keil (Summer in the City of Roses), David D. Levine (Arabella of Mars trilogy), Leni Zumas (Red Clocks), and Curtis C. Chen (the Kangaroo series). Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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6:00 pm

November Poetry Practice Space

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us monthly on zoom, on the third Thursday of the month for prompts and sharing. Register here, and we’ll send the zoom link on the day of the event. Poetry Practice Space is a monthly gathering for poets and writers. Writing materials, readings and prompts for generative writing will be provided. Come share a space to talk about your writing practice, and current writing projects, bemoan rejections, celebrate acceptances, share writing resources— and write together! Consider Poetry Practice Space the calisthenics for your poetics. Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Free for members

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7:00 pm

Telltale Presents: Let’s Go Home

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are solidly in our 5th season. Although we have generally gone back to doing our shows in person at The Chapel Theatre, there wasn't an available date for us for November that worked for the crew, so we're going to do a one off ZOOM ONLY show. No in person version. (We will be back to livestreaming and being in person in December though!) So let's pretend it's winter 2020 (gross....) and do this one more time. At Telltale, you can expect about 8 performers sharing something…

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