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Slamlandia February Rocking Frog ft. Rob Gray

Join us on FEBRUARY 6 for our Poetry Open Mic and Slam at the Rocking Frog Cafe! This show is a qualifier for our 2020 Grand Slam. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:00 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 6:30 PM. Rocking Frog Cafe 2511 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. There is a $1-5 suggested donation. We will have an spotlight performance from the delightful Rob Gray! Rob Gray is an artist, musician, and writer in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding member of the Lovely Book Club (lovelybook.club), a DIY arts and publishing collective/yacht club/drinking club/football club.…

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Affirmations for the Self-Loathing

“I am open to the best things in life” -or- “I am immediately distrustful of good things, because i’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I will eventually accept that things go okay sometimes… begrudgingly” Which statement do you relate to more? If the latter, this group might be the one for you! We’ll make and decorate booklets to take home where you can write your own customized (more believable) affirmations to inject a little positivity in our daily lives (but not too much!) FREE Read more about Reimagining Recovery at www.reimaginingrecovery.org/ or our Facebook page Reimagining Recovery Title is tongue-in-cheek: You don’t actually have to loathe yourself to benefit from this one! [Sign up Here]

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Buckmxn/Belmont Books Book Sale

For one night only, Buckmxn is throwing a holiday sale at Belmont Books. We’ve made last minute, affordable gift shopping easy for you! Buckman Journal 001 & 002 only $10.00. Buckmxn Box Set discounted to $40.00. Individual Buckmxn titles $2.00 off! Door prizes! Warm drinks! Show up and recite a poem, get a free Buckman tote. Show up and read a poem of yours, get a free tote and a free poster. Show up with the password “cattywampus” and get a free poster. Show up and support your local. Show up and have FUN.

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Slamlandia Dec. Rocking Frog Slam ft. Ben Yisrael

Join us for our DECEMBER Poetry Open Mic and Slam at our temporary first Thursday location – the Rocking Frog Cafe! This is the last WoWPS qualifying slam, and also a qualifier for our 2020 Grand Slam. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:00 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 6:30 PM. Rocking Frog Cafe 2511 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. There is a $1-5 suggested donation. We will have an spotlight performance from the superb Ben Yisrael! Ben Yisrael is a performance poet, storyteller, and writer. Some of his performance accomplishments include being the 2010 Dallas Poetry Grand…

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Small Press Residency – Propeller Books

Rocking Frog Cafe & NovaPDX present the Small Press Residency program. Every month, meet the people from local small press publishers involved in making great books. During the residency you can purchase the featured press’ books at Rocking Frog Cafe and meet the people behind them. This month our featured press is Propeller Books (www.propellerbooks.com). Join us on Thursday, November 21st, for the last event for Propeller Books small press residency, hosted by Lucas Bernhardt, the guests for this evening are: Daneen Bergland, Ally Harris, and Harper Quinn. ~ Lucas Bernhardt holds MAs in English and in Writing from Portland State University, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He manages the Portland State University Writing Center and is…

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The Selah Series

This storytelling series is a space to call forward our ancestors who have histories of creation, healing, and resistance and to remember their stories and the hope that is inherent in our communal continued existence. Stories of Creation November 7 Storytellers will share stories of the creation of the Earth and the universe that come from indigenous cultural histories. This event is about reclaiming how the world was made. Stories of Resistance November 14 Storytellers will share stories of protest, organizing, collective bargaining, and community care. What can we learn from those that came before us? The road map to social uplift has been written, and written well. Stories of Healing November 21 Storytellers will share stories that focus on the holistic, indigenous, decolonized wellness…

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Small Press Residency – Perfect Day Publishing

Rocking Frog Cafe & NovaPDX present our Small Press Residency program starting this October. Every month, meet the people from local small press publishers involved in making great books. During the residency you can purchase the featured press’ books at Rocking Frog Cafe and meet the people behind them. This month our featured press is Perfect Day Publishing (www.perfectdaybooks.com). Join us on Thursday, October 24th with our guests Mohamed Asem, Alissa Hattman & Jack Lewis. ~ Mohamed Asem Mohamed Asem is the author of the memoir Stranger in the Pen (Perfect Day Publishing, 2018). His work has appeared in Oregon Humanities, Eunoia Review, the anthology What Lies Beneath (selected by Hilary Mantel and Bonnie Greer), and elsewhere. He has an MFA in creative writing from…

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Small Press Residency – Perfect Day Publishing

Rocking Frog Cafe & NovaPDX present our Small Press Residency program starting this October. Every month, meet the people from local small press publishers involved in making great books. During the residency you can purchase the featured press’ books at Rocking Frog Cafe and meet the people behind them. This month our featured press is Perfect Day Publishing (www.perfectdaybooks.com). Join us on Thursday, October 3rd with our guests Jessie Carver, Dan DeWeese and Evan Schneider. ~ Jessie Carver Jessie Carver is a writer, editor, and adjunct professor who lives in Portland, Oregon, but grew up on a farm in the borderlands of New Mexico. Her fiction and poetry can be found in Entropy, Hobart, Barren, Watershed Review, and elsewhere. ~ Dan DeWeese Dan DeWeese’s novel…

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Comedy vs. Tragedy #19

Comedy vs. Tragedy is a variety competition show in Portland, Oregon. This is our two year anniversary show! A poet, a musician and a comedian bring their best performance skills to the stage and vie for audience applause. The winner features in the next show, gets a cash prize and one hour recording session at Shady Pines Media (www.shadypinesmedia.com). In the Final round the new winner competes against the reigning champion of Comedy vs. Tragedy. [Buy Tickets Here] This month we have a feature performance from poet Julia Gaskill, the winner of Comedy vs. Tragedy #18. Julia Gaskill is a professional daydreamer hailing from Portland, Oregon. When she’s not hosting Slamlandia, she can be found performing on the Portland Poetry Slam stage, exploring the Pacific…

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Book Happy Hour Sale

After a day of marching in solidarity in support of Global Climate Strike, we will open at 4pm today with Book Happy Hour. Stop by, warm up, browse books and sip our French 75 Punch. $2 off books on film, plays, and screenplays. $1 off all other books.

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