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Transmit Culture: Libraries in the Publishing Ecosystem

Online N/A, Portland, OR

What is the role of the library in the book ecosystem in 2022? Come hear a panel of industry experts discuss the changing relationship between libraries and publishers and authors, the controversies surrounding libraries in the book ecosystem, and career opportunities for those interested in working with libraries. Join the Zoom webinar: pdx.zoom.us/j/82587833760.

Free

A Portland Reading: PSU and PCC

The Corporeal Writing Center 510 SW 3rd Ave #101, Portland, OR

The PSU Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce a joint event with Portland Community College’s Carolyn Moore Writing Residency. This poetry reading will feature PSU poetry faculty member Consuelo Wise and PCC visiting poets Chad B. Anderson and Danny Thanh Nguyen. Please note that Corporeal Writing requires masking and proof of Covid vaccination. This event is free and open to the public. Chad B. Anderson has published fiction in Salamander Review, Black Warrior Review, Nimrod International Journal, The Best American Short Stories 2017, Clockhouse, and Burrow Press Review, and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been a resident at the Ledig House International Writers’ Colony and was the Winter 2018-2019 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando. He is currently an…

Free

First Friday Art Show with VSAA Students

Birdhouse Books 1001 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

In December we will be hosting an art show with photography students from VSAA. More info coming soon!

Free

Writing Dynamic Dialogue

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Dialogue is like music: on the page it may look great, but what it’s like when you hear it aloud? This workshop will examine what dialogue does, how to write it – and when to use it. We’ll practice shaping and creating dialogues we can share. Access Program We want our writing classes and Delves 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 and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available. Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have…

$55

Portfolio Program Reading Series

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

This event is in-person; Masks and Proof of Vaccination + Booster required

Free

Calligraphy

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

*This workshop meets in-person. Masks & Proof of Vaccination + Booster required Register here Experienced and beginner scribes are welcome to join this 6-week class with instruction and quiet practice of 3 different calligraphic hands. Learn to use the edged pen, an edged brush, rule your paper, and study Uncial, Roman Capitals, and Italic. Instructor: Jade Novarino Sundays 10am—12pm November 6—December 18, with a break on November 27 Class Meetings: 6 Capacity: 10 $60-135 *2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized About the Instructor: Jade Novarino is an artist, farmer, pen-pal, and scribe.

$60 – $135

December Virtual Collage Night

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Join us for Virtual Collage Night on the 1st Sunday of the month, 5-6pm. The first 40 mins or so will be open collage with occasional prompts, followed by a show & tell. Register here and we’ll send a zoom link the day of the event.

Free

The Moth: StorySLAM: Anniversary

The Old Church Concert Hall 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

ANNIVERSARY: Prepare a five-minute story about milestones. Enduring love or loss. The fondness of nostalgia and the lessons of growth. Seconds, minutes, hours, or when time stood still. Paper or silver...extra points if you make it to platinum. Rejoice or reflect the past while plotting the course ahead. Cheers to many more years! COVID Requirements: See The Old Church's COVID Policy for details. We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts

$15

Samantha Cole in Conversation With Andi Zeisler

Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR

From the moment there was an “online,” there was sex online. The famous test image used by software engineers to develop formats like the jpeg was “Lena,” taken from Playboy’s November 1972 centerfold. Early bulletin boards and multi-user domains quickly came to serve their members sexual musings. Facebook started as a way to rate “hot or not” Harvard co-eds. In fact, virtually every significant development that defines the Internet we know and love (and hate) today — privacy issues, online payments and online banking, dating, social media, streaming technology, mass data collection — came about through the meeting of sexuality and technology. And the kicker is, not only did sexuality vastly influence the Internet, but the Internet arguably changed modern human sexuality by giving every…

Free

And We Write!

Online N/A, Portland, OR

“And We Write! is a creative writing space centering Black, queer and transgender adoptees.  Whether you are an avid writer, or someone wanting to dip their toe into the creative writing pool, this is the workshop for you! You do not need to be a writer to attend! This will be a space for other adoptees to connect, share stories and build community. Each workshop will include themes from the corresponding monthly moon cycle and excerpts from published adoptees will be read at each workshop. Come and participate in a space for us, created by us!” –Ari Schill, 2022 re/source resident *This session will be virtual*  RSVP/Participation Form Follow @_andwewrite on Instagram to keep up with upcoming workshops!

Free