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Premise Course: Can we be our full selves everywhere we go? Should we be? Toomer’s Cane and Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection

(Learn about Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisefaq) Learn more about Cane and The Gifts of Imperfection on the Premise Goodreads page. Course description coming soon! Instructor: Tim’m West Saturdays Nov. 13 & 20th and Dec. 4 & 11 Register for Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisecourses

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OryCon 42

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. After taking our convention online for a mini-con in 2020, we’re happy to be in person for Orycon 42, November 12th – 14th, 2021! We are retaining our original theme for OryCon 42 of “Humor, Satire, and Parody in Science Fiction and Fantasy”. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that memberships are still available at the current rate of $50 until July 15th, 2021, with discounted rates for youth memberships. If you have not already done so, please register at: https://42.orycon.org/registration/ The pricing schedule afterward is as follows: $60 from July 16, 2021 until October 15, 2021 $75 at the door As attendance may be subject to…

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Premise Course: What makes humans the same and different? King’s Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

(Learn about Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisefaq) Depending on how we identify (race, gender identity, socioeconomic class, etc.), the events of the past year, if not the past five hundred years, have unearthed the ways systems of oppression impact all of us quite differently. Those differences have deepened divides and made connecting authentically more challenging—particularly across lines of racial difference. Some of us are afraid to say the wrong thing or don’t know how to approach conversations about race, while others are tired of doing the emotional labor of educating people about racism. The teachings of Buddhism and the work of Buddhist practitioner Ruth King offer us tools to heal and transform the interactions we have across racial differences. Through understanding the two truths that govern…

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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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Portland Book Festival 2021

Portland Book Festival 2021 will be a hybrid event. There will be virtual events from November 8–12, leading up to an in-person festival day on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. We will announce this year’s lineup of authors and events and tickets will go on sale on September 22. Youth 17 and under (and/or with a valid high school I.D.) will receive free entry. Although this continues to be an uncertain time, Literary Arts remains committed to the safety of all readers and writers and will follow all health and safety guidelines. Whether you join us online or in-person, we are excited to build community and celebrate books, storytelling, and the power of…

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Ahead of His Time: Richard Neuberger, A conversation with Steve Forrester and Chet Orloff

The title of this conversation is also the title of the chapter written by Steve Forrester in the recently published book Eminent Oregonians. The book’s subtitle is Three Who Matter: Abigail Scott Duniway, Richard Neuberger, Jesse Applegate. Steve Forrester’s chapter focuses on why Neuberger is a forgotten figure in Oregon and national political history. Neuberger was the second Jew elected to the US Senate after the 17th Amendment, which mandated the popular election of senators. This chapter of the book is the first story of his life drawn from primary sources. Prior to moving to Astoria in 1987, Steve Forrester was Washington correspondent for Pacific Northwest newspapers in Washington, D.C., for ten years. He was also the publisher of NorthwestLetter, a political newsletter, and producer/host of…

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SPOOKY PANEL with Seaerra Miller & Sophie Escabasse

With Halloween upon us, graphic novel creators Seaerra Miller of the Mason Mooney series and Sophie Escabasse of the Witches of Brooklyn series sit down with fellow graphic novelist Stephanie Cooke to talk about their newest books & creating ‘spooky’ books for kids. Preorder the books from Floating World here and receive a FREE signed bookplate by the author! Mason Mooney: Doppelgänger Detective Mason Mooney returns for another mysterious adventure in this magical sequel to Seaerra Miller’s Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator! It’s Halloween in Grimbrook, and Mason and his trusty assistant (and only friend) Iris are ready to cut loose at the Grimbrook middle school dance. But when the discovery of a haunted mirror cuts things short, Mason and Iris are on the case, ready…

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Post-Show Interview with Vanessa Severo

Emilly Prado, Portland-based founder of Nocha Libre DJ collective and author of Funeral For Flaca, will be on hand after the show to interview Vanessa Severo, the playwright and star of Frida … A Self Portrait. This is your chance to dig deeper into the play, through the unique perspective of an exciting local artist. All guests who attend events or gatherings at The Armory must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of their visit. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before your visit. Masks are also required at The Armory. FULL DETAILS HERE About Vanessa Severo Vanessa Severo is the recipient of the TCG 11th Round of the Fox Foundation resident Actor…

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Pre-Show Author Talk & Book Signing with Emilly Prado

Join us for a special pre-show author talk and book signing with Chicana writer Emilly Prado, author of Funeral For Flaca. She will read a brief excerpt from the book that retraces her experience coming of age as a prep-turned-chola-turned-punk in this collection that is one-part memoir-in-essays, and one-part playlist, zigzagging across genres and decades, much like the rapidly changing and varied tastes of her youth. For anyone that purchases a copy of the book at the event, Emilly will stay after and sign them for the guests in attendance. All guests who attend events or gatherings at The Armory must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of their visit. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken…

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Pre-Show Discussion: Emily Rapp Black in Conversation with Vanessa Severo

Join us online for this conversation between Emily Rapp Black, The New York Times bestselling author of Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, and Vanessa Severo, actor/playwright of Frida … A Self Portrait. Both artists will discuss how the life, art, and disabilities of Frida Kahlo have impacted their work. This event will be streamed online at YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. About Emily Rapp Black Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir (BloomsburyUSA) and The Still Point of the Turning World (Penguin Press), a New York Times bestseller and an Editor’s Pick. A former Fulbright scholar, she was educated at Harvard University, Trinity College-Dublin, Saint Olaf College, and the University of Texas-Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. A Guggenheim Fellow, she has received awards and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Jentel…

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