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Calendar of Events

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4 events,

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The Break with Kaveh Akbar

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Hannah Sward in Conversation With Amy Dresner

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Portland Correspondence Co-op

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Amy Fusselman in Conversation With Kevin Sampsell

6 events,

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Steven Hyden in Conversation With Chuck Klosterman

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Where We Come From: Writing Your Ethnoautobiography w/ Ella deCastro Baron, G. Ravyn Stanfield, and Anya Pearson—Begins September 27th

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Liz Prato in Conversation with Aaron Gilbreath

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Drink and Write Tuesdays

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Two Rivers Book Club – September: Ruth Ozeki

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Hiron Ennes in Conversation With Sara A. Mueller

4 events,

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Deadline: Application Deadline for Director of Archives and Library Programs at IPRC

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Weekly Check-In: Getting the Work Done

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Jonathan Hill in Conversation With Breena Bard

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Trivia Night

3 events,

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Notes & Motes: The Vlatkovich Trio Plus One

2 events,

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

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Fall Generative Lab w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Squad: September 30th-October 2nd

6 events,

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Little Comics Bookgroup

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Fall | Short Fiction w Joanna Rose | Oct 1 – Oct 29 | In-Person

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Where Do I Go From Here: Writing the Novel

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The Witching Well

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Renée Watson

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Storytime and Cupcake Decorating

2 events,

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Nykole Jackson

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October Virtual Collage Night

5 events,

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Residency Application Deadline: Caldera 2023 Artist in Residence

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APPS DUE: SEP 18: Poets Studio 2022-2023 | Oct 3 – May 29

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Delve Readers Seminar: Delve for Writers: Joan Didion and Durga Chew-Bose

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Julian Aguon in Conversation With Karen Russell

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Grown

5 events,

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If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother: Preparing Nonfiction for Submission w/ Melissa Chadburn—begins October 4th

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LC English Fall ’22 Reading Series: Audrey Gutierrez

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Fiction Technique in Memoir

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Neil Cochrane

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Deborah E. Kennedy in Conversation With Joanna Rose

4 events,

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One Page Wednesday: October

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Elizabeth Brooks in Conversation With Rene Denfeld

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Speaking Beyond the Self in Poetry

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Trivia Night

4 events,

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Book Buddies

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Making it Make Sense: Storytelling for Healing

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Coffee Talk #39

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In-Store Reading: Cai Emmons, Yuvi Zalkow, Kate Gale

5 events,

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PUBLISHING: Literary Agent Rayhané Sanders—Seminar + Consultations—Oct 7th-9th

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Poetry Reading and Open Mic

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First Friday Art and Poetry with Scott Poole

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PSU Lit Mic

5 events,

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APPS DUE: SEP 25: Fiction Studio: Novel Intensive | Oct 8 – Apr 15

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Risograph Basics @ Outlet!

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Cultivating a Sustainable Writing Practice

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Joe Safdie, Patrick Dunagan, & Charles Alexander (Spare Room Reading)

2 events,

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Community Art Day

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Creative Writing & Chill

1 event,

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Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan / TICKETED EVENT

5 events,

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ORCA Bookgroup

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Fall | Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Attention to Detail or “Of Thumbs” w Paige Thomas | Oct 11 – Nov 1 | In-Person

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Isaac Fitzgerald in Conversation With Lydia Kiesling

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In-Store Reading: Steven Mayfield: Delphic Oracle, U.S.A.

4 events,

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Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts

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Charles Goodrich Poetry Reading

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Delve Readers Seminar: Siri Hustvedt: A Woman’s View

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Trivia Night

5 events,

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Stranged Writing Release Reading

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The Ghost Show: A Telltale Production

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Visiting Writers Series: Lesley Nneka Arimah

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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In-Store Reading: David Ambroz: A Place Called Home

2 events,

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Nabil Ayers in Conversation With Alicia J. Rose

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1+1

3 events,

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BIPOC Writing Workshop: October

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Form As Listening: On the Spiritual & Ecological in the Sentence & Story — with Janice Lee October 15th

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Reading: Chris Grant

0 events,

1 event,

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In-Store Reading: The Great Uncluttering: Carolyn Moore Tribute

4 events,

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Writing the Weird and Wonderful: Nonfiction

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Costumes

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Pete Souza / TICKETED EVENT

3 events,

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Leave the Door Open On The Way Out: Endings in Fiction

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Fall | The Why and How of Writing Your Life w Wayne Gregory | Oct 19 – Nov 16 | Online

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Trivia Night

7 events,

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Ecstatic Aesthetics w/ Amanda Montei — begins October 20th

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Daniel O’Malley in Conversation With Charlaine Harris

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October Poetry Practice Space

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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Bowen Blair in Conversation With Kevin Gorman

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Caitlin Starling in Conversation With Madeleine Roux

5 events,

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The Anatomy of a Wave — A Generative Retreat at the Oregon Coast — Oct 21-24

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Kundiman Reading Salon

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Raise Your Pen 2022

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Ekphrastic Creative Writing Lab

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HOCUS Live Reading: SPIRITS

2 events,

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Intro to Screenprinting

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Speed Dating/Friending for The Dougy Center

4 events,

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Fall | Prose Poetry II w Ruben Quesada | Oct 23 – Nov 20 | Online

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Intro to Risograph Printing

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Community Art Day

3 events,

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Elizabeth Weinberg in Conversation With Chelsea Biondolillo

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In-Store Reading: Sherry Fishman: Avraham and Mary

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The Moth: GrandSLAM Championship

6 events,

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The Study and Practice of Autofiction

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Delve Readers Seminar: Orhan Pamuk’s Nights of Plague: Fairy-tale, History, Allegory

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Drink and Write Tuesdays

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Amber Tamblyn in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch, Dr. Mindy Nettifee & Dr. Nicole Apelian

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In-Store Reading: Christine Babinec: Want a Hug?

3 events,

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BIPOC Reading Series – October

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Pop-Up Magazine: The Fall Issue

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Trivia Night

4 events,

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