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Livestream Reading: Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOCvrDgvGta4PQlWSHUxRitfiVA4ioi3 About Vampires of Portlandia: When Marcella Leones relocates her family of aswang vampires from the Philippines to Portland, Oregon, she raises her grandchildren under strict rules so humans will not expose them. Her only wish is to give them a peaceful life, far away from the hunters and the Filipino government that attempted to exterminate them. Before she dies, she passes on the power to her eldest grandchild, Percival. He vows to uphold the rules set forth by Leones, allowing his family to roam freely without notice. After all, they are…

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Write Around Portland: Prompt Online

“If you’re in a rut, Prompt will get you out. If you’re lacking confidence in your writing, it will build you up. And if you don’t think you have a unique voice, it will prove you wrong!” — Past Prompt participant Write Around Portland offers unique workshops designed for writers and aspiring writers who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve. Prompt is your chance to write in community with others following the acclaimed Write Around model. Registration required. Session #1: 10 Thursdays, Jan 7 –  Mar 11, 2021 Session #2: 10 Saturdays, Mar 13 – May 15, 2021 Session #3: Fall 2021 workshop dates coming soon. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: In the comfort of your own home or any…

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Jolabokaflod 2020

An annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve Portland will be celebrating in late December. This year, it will be online, as the world is uncertain and we want everyone to feel safe and enjoy their holidays! The event is all about celebrating and supporting local Pacific Northwest indie authors. When it’s in person, it’s a book fair with many author and bookish vendors with music and spirits. 2020 will take us in a different direction. More on this to come, but you’ll still get to learn about new authors, hear about their books, their inspiration, and connect with fellow literary minded folk (should that aspect appeal to you). Please join us to support PNW authors and…

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Virtual Holiday Book Exchange

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS COVID-19 won’t stop us from having a holiday party but we’re going virtual. Grab a drink, some food, and join us on Zoom. We’ll talk about books from the past year and owner, Stephanie, will provide some last minute holiday gift ideas as well as some teasers for 2021 book club picks. To participate we ask that purchase one of your favorite books from Books Around the Corner’s online shop or via email if it’s not listed on the website. Email us after your purchase to let us know it is for the Holiday Book Exchange. https://books-around-the-corner.myshopify.com/ We’ll wrap it for you and set it aside for the exchange. Stephanie will assign numbers via Zoom and open the books live! Books…

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How to Get Published in The Commuter

Unlike most literary magazines, The Commuter chooses its weekly piece of poetry, flash, graphic, or experimental narrative almost exclusively from unsolicited submissions—9 out of 10 issues are drawn from the so-called “slush.” (We don’t think it’s slush!) Work published in The Commuter has been recognized by Best American Poetry and Comics, the Wigleaf Top 50, and Best Small Fictions. But we get thousands of submissions every year, and only publish 52 issues. So how can you help your work get recognized? Commuter editors Halimah Marcus, Kelly Luce, and Ed Skoog invite you behind the scenes for a frank editorial discussion that is a must-watch for anyone planning to submit. Q&A to follow. This event is part of Electric Lit’s Winter Salon Series, presented by Reedsy.…

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Ernest Cline Ticketed Event

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player Two (Ballantine) is the highly anticipated sequel to his beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous — and addictive — than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest — a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.…

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Booklover’s Burlesque: Cozy Classics (Virtual Edition)

It’s time to get your cozy on as Lacy Productions presents… BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: Cozy Classics (Virtual Edition) Saturday, December 5, 2020 Livestream at 7pm PST on Crowdcast Tickets now available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3n4GqSj A Crowdcast link to our livestream will be emailed to all ticketholders by 3pm (or later if purchased afterward) on the day of the show. Tickets will be available up until showtime. General Admission: $15 VIP Admission: $25 (includes an exclusive invitation to a Zoom VIP Meet & Greet directly after the show and a special thank you during the show. The Zoom VIP Meet & Greet link will also be emailed beforehand.) ** If you would like to support us but can’t make it to our livestream date/time, you can…

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Horror Book Club (Remote)

The Books Around the Corner Horror Book Club is led by the owner/librarian, Stephanie Rose, and meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our horror loving customers (RSVP is not required). PLEASE SEE CHANGE IN DATE FOR DECEMBER DUE TO 4TH THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER BEING THANKSGIVING. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Our last pick of 2020 is If It Bleeds by Stephen King and we will meet on December 3rd at 6pm. About the…

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Submission Deadline: THE LONGEST NIGHT: HOCUS Presents Stories of Darkness

THE LONGEST NIGHT: STORIES OF DARKNESS will be presented in conjunction with Jolabokaflod PDX. The reading will take place the evening of December 20th (exact time still to be determined). We are currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction of no more than 1500 words on the theme of darkness. Since HOCUS is a theatrical/quasi ritual event as well as a reading, chosen readers will be asked to take part in a rehearsal tentatively scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, December 16th. Readers need not reside in the Portland area to take part, but do need to be cognizant that we will be operating in the Pacific Time Zone. Find complete info at our website.

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Submission Deadline: Deep Overstock: Issue 11: Animals

Submissions for Issue 11: Animals closes in just one week on 11/30. Keep those animal poems, stories and art comin’! We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us! Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine). Submissions over 3000 words might not be considered. [See Deep Overstock’s Submission Page for Details]

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