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Queer Syllabus Celebration with Foglifter and The Rumpus

Join Foglifter and The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating the Queer Syllabus, a collaborative project with the goal of identifying the foundational texts of queer literature. This is an act of community and education, but it’s also an act of resistance: When we identify our roots and point to the work that shaped us as writers and as people, we demonstrate that our stories are timeless, essential, and important—and so are we. Enjoy new work by contemporary queer writers, and go home with an underrated queer read courtesy of our gay book swap. [from AWP’s offsite events schedule]

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Women Writers Against Trump

Women Writers Against Trump is a Portland-based biannual reading series hosted by poets Chrys Tobey and Allison Tobey. This evening’s lineup will feature Armine Iknadossian, Nikia Chaney, Carol Potter, Nicelle Davis, Autumn Konopka, Xochitl Bermejo, and Leni Zumas. [from AWP’s offsite events schedule]

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Veliz Books and co•im•press

Authors from Veliz Books and co•im•press will read from their books. Contact: Steve Halle

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Essay; Wonder; Ugly Duckling; Nightboat; Les Figues

Please join us at 1122 Gallery for a reading and celebration of five presses that publish innovative, boundary-pushing, necessary work. Two readers will represent each press. Readers include Essay Press: Mary-Kim Arnold and Rebecca Brown, Wonder Press: Shiv Kotecha and Bridget Talone, Nightboat Books: Brian Teare and Rosamond S. King, Ugly Duckling Presse: Kristin Dykstra and Ed Steck, and Les Figues Press: Alexis Almeida and Andrea Abi-Karam. Dough by Los Angeles artist Stacy Elaine Dacheux will adorn the walls. Snacks and beverages will be on hand. Sure to be a great and inspiring evening! Contact: Jesse Morse [see also the Facebook event page] Please join us at 1122 Gallery for a reading and celebration of five presses that publish innovative, boundary-pushing, necessary work. Two readers…

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Orison Books Reading & Celebration with Ilya Kaminski

Please join us for a celebration of recent Orison Books authors. This multi-cultural event will feature readings of original poetry & prose by Ilya Kaminski, Katie Farris, Carly Miller, John D. Fry, John Sibley Williams, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, Rebecca Aronson, Gabriel Houck, and David Ebenbach. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact: John Sibley Williams

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Small Presses Get BIG

At Another Read Through Book Store, Small Presses Get BIG. Join us for reading, drinks, and conversation with small press authors Chelsea Biondolillo, Leland Cheuk, Leah Dieterich, Sanda de Helen, and Melissa Duclos. Brought to AWP by “Magnify: Small Presses, Bigger,” a monthly newsletter that celebrates small press books and the independent bookstores that sell them. Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of The Skinned Bird, forthcoming from KERNPUNKT Press, and two prose chapbooks, Ologies and #Lovesong from Etchings Press. Her work has been collected in Best American Science and Nature 2016 and has been published widely online and in print. She is a Portland native with an MFA in English and Environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. A MacDowell Colony and Hawthornden Castle Fellow,…

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Readings from Small Presses: Fence, Information as Material, No, Dear, and Wendy’s Subway

Readings of newly released poetry and prose by authors from the following small presses: Fence Books (Hudson, NY), Information as material (York, UK), No, Dear (Brooklyn, NY), and Wendy’s Subway (Brooklyn, NY). Publications will be available for purchase. Contact: Francesca Capone [Readers include: Christina Olivares, Laura Brown Lavoie, Emily Brandt, Rebecca Wolff, Safia Jama, Francesca Capone, Tess Brown Lavoie] [see also the In Flux: website]

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Carlos Reyes & Paul Casey Poetry Reading

Carlos Reyes of Portland and Paul Casey of Cork, Ireland read from their recent books from Irish publisher, Salmon Poetry. Contact: Elise Shumock

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Offsite Finale with Four Way Review, Construction, New South, and Inch

New South, Construction Magazine, INCH, and Four Way Review invite you to an off-site reading to end AWP2019 in Portland. Sweet, micro-readings from the likes of: Colleen Louise Barry Amie Zimmerman Aliceanna Stopher J Bailey Hutchinson Lauren Goodwin Slaughter Maya Jewell Zeller Kelly Grace Thomas Sonia Greenfield Saddiq M Dzukogi sam sax Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Keetje Kuipers Nathan McClain Meghan Dunn C.T. Salazar and more. This reading is free and open to the public. About The Readers: Colleen Louise Barry is an artist and writer living in Seattle, WA. She is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Poultry in Motion (Factory Hollow Press). She runs the interdisciplinary project Mount Analogue. @colleenlouisebarry / @themountanalogue / www.mount-analogue.com J. Bailey Hutchinson is a poet from Memphis, Tennessee.…

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Literaoke at AWP19

It’s time for another epic evening of singing, reading, and joy! Kaya Press, Kundiman, AAWW, AALR, and the Smithsonian APA Center are bringing together an amazing, diverse line-up of performers who will sing one minute of their favorite karaoke banger and then read from their own work. Don’t miss it!! FEATURING: Helene Achanzar Andres Cerpa Amy Lam Shayla Lawson Mimi Lok Teraya Paramehta Anastacia Renee Sokunthary Svay Esmé Weijun Wang Yanyi AND MORE! LITERAOKE at AWP2019 will be held on Saturday March 30th from 7 – 9 pm at Chopsticks Karaoke Bar (3390 NE Sandy Blvd). [Chopsticks is accessible and an 8 minute Lyft ride from the Convention Center Area, or three stops on The Max — Portland’s Light Rail.] [See also the KAYA Press…

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