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Featuring Kelli Russell Agodon

The old Tony’s Talkin’ To, rebirthed as the Last Stand at Wildwood Saloon. Open mic poetry, sign ups start at 7:30. No guitars. Fighting literary isolation and cultural oppression of poetry and free thought since 2006 or so. This is the Last Stand. Together we stand for the poetic revolution of open minds and cultural plurality, community, LGBTQ+ friendly, uncensored, unrestrained & uninhibited. And this month we welcome Kelli Russell Agodon in a sort of book launch for her newest publication from Copper Canyon Press, DIALOGUES WITH RISING TIDES. Kelli comes to us from a paddle board deep in the Seattle Sound where she has been distilling spells and feeding the mites and bits that reside within the Rainier Writer’s Workshop.

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FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER Launch Party

We’re hosting a party to celebrate the launch of FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER by John Perona! Join us in celebrating K2P’s release with food, drinks, and by spending the evening with other climate advocates. The launch party will include a discussion between author John Perona and climate advocate and actress K.B. Mercer, a brief talk by John Perona about several of his favorite chapters from the book, and an author signing with Q&A. Mark your calendars, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

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In-person Book Launch & Exhibit: Diane Jacobs / Owed to The Mountain

You are cordially invited to a book launch and exhibition for a new artist’s book by Diane Jacobs: OWED TO THE MOUNTAIN Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 pm with a brief artist’s talk at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 12:00-6:00 pm Passages Bookshop 1223 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 503-388-7665 Masks required for attendance ================================================= Passages Bookshop is pleased to welcome folks back into the shop with an exhibition of prints and books by Diane Jacobs, all related to the exciting and ambitious new project that has kept her occupied for the last several years, Owed to The Mountain. From the prospectus: Stories are both history and prophecy — time is circular — stories are among our most potent tools for restoring the land…

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In-person Book Launch & Exhibit: Diane Jacobs / Owed to The Mountain

You are cordially invited to a book launch and exhibition for a new artist’s book by Diane Jacobs: OWED TO THE MOUNTAIN Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 pm with a brief artist’s talk at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 12:00-6:00 pm Passages Bookshop 1223 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 503-388-7665 Masks required for attendance ================================================= Passages Bookshop is pleased to welcome folks back into the shop with an exhibition of prints and books by Diane Jacobs, all related to the exciting and ambitious new project that has kept her occupied for the last several years, Owed to The Mountain. From the prospectus: Stories are both history and prophecy — time is circular — stories are among our most potent tools for restoring the land…

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Ed Piskor & Jim Rugg: RED ROOM Virtual Book Launch

Streaming live to Fantagraphics’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fantagraphics Join New York Times bestselling artist Ed Piskor for a virtual book launch celebrating the release of his newest book, Red Room! Ed will sit down with fellow artist (and Cartoonist Kayfabe partner) Jim Rugg (Street Angel) to discuss the shadowy world of outlaw comics. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Floating World Comics in Portland, OR! PREORDER the book here and get a FREE signed bookplate by the author: https://floating-world-comics.myshopify.com/products/red-room-antisocial-network-tp-mr A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design! Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the…

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Proof of Stake Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Charles Valle’s book-length poem, Proof of Stake: An Elegy, featuring readings by Charles, Ashley Toliver, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Robert Lashley. [Image by Jeff Alessandrelli]

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June Broken Sleep Books Launch

June Broken Sleep Books Launch, featuring readings from: Jeff Alessandrelli – Nothing of the Month Club Jessica Mookherjee – Play Lists Lotte Mitchell Reford – and we were so far from the sea of course the hermit crabs were dead Alex Mazey – Sad Boy Aesthetics All books available at brokensleepbooks.com

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Book Launch: “Don’t Be Sad When I’m Gone” by Beatriz Dujovne

Beatriz will be reading excerpts of her memoir. In this book all human emotions deserve a place of honor: life, death, morning, love, happiness, anger… The author’s American and Argentine cultures, the chronological time and Kairos, the more human time, reality and fantasy, are intertwined from Introduction to the Epilogue. We follow her to Buenos Aires from her present home in Portland, where she journeys to rekindle her life after the death of her life long husband. We partake in her internal and external experiences: those special spots where her love affair with him bloomed and took hold, her psychotherapy sessions with an Argentine psychoanalyst, the life force of the metropolis itself, and the warmth of its habitants. And we also witness how all these…

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Mannie Murphy + Stephen R. Bissette: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Virtual Book Launch

Portland artist Mannie Murphy celebrates the release of their new graphic memoir/history, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. Mannie is joined in conversation by special guest Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing) to discuss the new book. Told in the style of an illustrated diary, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden begins as an affectionate reminiscence of the author’s 1990s teenage infatuation with the late actor River Phoenix but morphs into a remarkable, sprawling account of the city of Portland and state of Oregon’s dark history of white nationalism. Murphy details the relationship between white supremacist Tom Metzger (former KKK Grand Wizard and founder of the White Aryan Resistance) and the “Rose City” street kids like Ken Death that infiltrated Van Sant’s films — a…

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Book Launch for Pobrecitos: New Poems by Eileen Davis Elliott

POBRECITOS A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR LOVERS OF WORDS AND IMAGES A Zoom event and book launch February 5, 2021 First Friday at 4:30 pm A collaborative work written by Eileen Davis Elliott Illustrated by Lily Engblom-Stryker and Ava Town, students and established creators sharing views of “ poor ones,” marginalized people of the world RSVP to Pobrecitos2021@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation, or for more information or call 360-433-8515. The poetry collection reflects many years of travel to far-off corners in the world by retired Vancouver, WA psychologist Eileen Davis Elliott. She sought the collaboration of two young artists who are studying at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. The poems have been illustrated by Ava Town of Ridgefield and Lily Engblom-Stryker of Vancouver. The…

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