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Coffee Talk #30

Come here these 5 wonderful people read their work around grief. Your Jan 6th self will thank you. Its a heart balm. [Featuring: Daniel Elder, Janice Lee, Jen Violi, Mary Mandeville, Pamela Moore Dionne] Readings are about an hour and start at 7 PM Pacific on zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83156663544?pwd=dml2Ymd1eEhnNEVVQXhtOG44SzF3UT09 Meeting ID: 831 5666 3544 Passcode: 103969

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Graduate Lecture Series: Janice Lee

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies welcomes novelist Janice Lee to campus on Nov. 3rd, from 6:30-7:30 (PST), as part of the Graduate Lecture Series. Lee will read from her most recent novel, Imagine a Death (Texas Review Press). Following her most recent publications Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015) and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), the writer’s seventh novel explores “the layered and complex fabric of how loss, abuse, trauma, and death have shaped their pasts, and how these pasts continue to haunt their present moments, a moment in which time seems to be running out,” according to Texas Review press. PNCA faculty Brandon Shimoda wrote that Imagine a Death “confirms Lee as the descendant of Béla Tarr, of moss that breathes,…

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Michele Glazer and Janice Lee Reading

Register here for the Michele Glazer and Janice Lee reading. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration. Michele Glazer’s fourth collection, fretwork, was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2021. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Glazer teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University. Comments on fretwork include: “Heir to Gerard Manley Hopkin’s unwavering gaze, Michele Glazer coolly attends to the arbitrary boundaries we claim between nature and culture and lets us witness how elusive and submerged human beings are to each other, especially at close proximity. I felt, in reading these poems, that this is someone who is tracking her world from an altogether different distance than the rest…

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The Dandelions Are Prophesizing: A Writing Workshop Through Plant & Mycelial Encounters w/ Janice Lee

The Dandelions Are Prophesizing: A Writing Workshop Through Plant & Mycelial Encounters A 4-Week Online Workshop starting July 19, 2021 “The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” – Thich Nhat Hanh “If we are interested in livability, impermanence, and emergence, we should be watching the action of landscape assemblages. Assemblages coalesce, change, and dissolve: this is the story.”…

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Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma

Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma 4-Week Online Workshop starting April 25, 2021 “What really exists is not things made but things in the making.” –William James “How other kinds of beings see us matters. That other kinds of beings see us changes things.” –Eduardo Kohn On han: “A feeling of unresolved resentment against injustices suffered, a sense of helplessness because of the overwhelming odds against one, a feeling of acute pain in one’s guts and bowels, making the whole body writhe and squirm, and an obstinate urge to take revenge and to right the wrong—all these combined.” –Suh Nam-dong How are the frames of reference and relationships between and of living beings activated? That is, how do different bodies and worlds articulate…

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Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma

4-Week Online Workshop starting July 12th, 2020 “What really exists is not things made but things in the making.” –William James “How other kinds of beings see us matters. That other kinds of beings see us changes things.” –Eduardo Kohn On han: “A feeling of unresolved resentment against injustices suffered, a sense of helplessness because of the overwhelming odds against one, a feeling of acute pain in one’s guts and bowels, making the whole body writhe and squirm, and an obstinate urge to take revenge and to right the wrong—all these combined.” –Suh Nam-dong How are the frames of reference and relationships between and of living beings activated? That is, how do different bodies and worlds articulate each other, or, how do we learn to…

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Webinar: The Antifascist Artist

The Antifascist Artist: How can writers fight against right-wing extremism in the United States? In recent years right-wing extremist groups have specifically targeted Portland as a place to rally, recruit, and radicalize. How do communities fight back against hate on the local, national, and global level? And what role can art—in particular the written and spoken word—play in that fight? Portland authors Cari Luna, Maryam Gabriel-Imam, Janice Lee, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Leni Zumas will read from their work and then tackle this question in a panel discussion. This event is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, through a project grant in support of Cari Luna’s ongoing research and writing about fascism. Click on this link to register in advance for this…

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Visiting Writers Series: Janice Lee

Janice Lee is a Korean-American writer, artist, and editor. She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, plants & personhood, the apocalypse, architectural spaces, inherited trauma, and the concept of han in Korean culture, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness, Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an experimental novel, Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), a book-length meditation and ekphrasis on the films of Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), a lyrical essay reflecting on the death of Lee’s mother, and most recently, The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), a collection of travel essays inspired…

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Submission: BIPOC Edition

Thanks to a generous grant by Regional Arts & Culture Council, Submission Reading Series is able to present “Submission: BIPOC Edition.” This reading features our two guest editors of color, Janice Lee (fiction) and Skyler Reed (poetry), as well as the winners of our BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color-only) open reading period, Juan Reyes (fiction) and Zaji Cox (poetry). This reading is free and open to the public. Light snacks and bubbly water will be served. Doors – 5:00pm Reading – 5:30pm sharp Chat – 7ish-8pm _ _ _ Zaji Cox has been creating stories since she started reading at age three, discovering her passion for writing when she wrote her first short story at nine years old. She began seriously considering it…

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Submission Deadline: Submission Reading Series: BIPOC Writers

Presenting “Submission by and for BIPOC”: Submission Reading Series is run by blind online submission based out of Portland, OR. We will be open to poetry/prose submissions from BIPOC writers from January 1st – January 29th. As always, submissions are free, and writers may submit once in each genre. For this upcoming reading, BIPOC-identifying authors Janice Lee (prose) and Skyler Reed (poetry) will serve as guest editors and choose the winning readers. Thanks to a generous grant by Regional Arts & Culture Council, the winning submitters in each genre will receive $100 and an opportunity to read their work alongside the guest editors on Saturday, Feb. 22nd in Portland, OR. Extended submission guidelines: https://submissionpdx.submittable.com/submit Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions — our…

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