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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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An Evening with Yamiche Alcindor

The Oregon Historical Society is thrilled to kick-off the 2022 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series with a virtual presentation by PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. In her presentation, “Truth in Journalism: Reporting on Politics and Identity in America,” Alcindor looks at the current political issues facing the United States and shares her experiences reporting on international, national, and local dynamics. She offers her observations on the White House and Washington politics, her thoughts on how social justice issues are affecting the country’s future, and her analysis of the latest stories surrounding elections. Alcindor also talks about how her decision to pursue journalism came at 16 years old when she learned the tragic truth about the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and the launch…

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Cirro-numinous Salon: The Lens

This event combines the elements of lecture, discussion, and generative workshop in order to create an inclusive space for creative discovery. Poets Natalie Jane Edson and Eva Bertoglio have crafted this series as a way to explore the components of craft, embodiment, and perception and asking: “how do these interrelated undertakings interact with a holistic creative practice?” In this particular salon, we will explicate the different ways of entering into poems through metaphors of the visual. When we look through a glass lens, we establish a focal point and emphasize certain elements of landscape, thereby enacting a transformation on what we see. How can we utilize this technology to aid in the creation of illusion and artful composition within our own work? The event will…

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Wilsonville Library: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days (online)

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka “NaNoWriMo”). The goal: write a 50,000 word novel during the month. Not sure how to do it? Come find out! Learn tips and strategies for writing your Great American Novel in record time. Presented by local author Andi Winter Online with Zoom – Sign up to receive the Zoom meeting code. For more information visit the Classes and Lectures page.

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2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Daniel James Brown

This event is part of our Portland Arts & Lectures 2021/22 season.  Daniel James Brown will be appearing via telecast from Seattle. Daniel James Brown will not be traveling to Portland for his event. Instead, he will appear live via telecast from a studio in Seattle and will be joined in conversation after his lecture with Tom Ikeda, executive director of Densho (Ikeda penned the introduction to Brown’s Facing the Mountain). We will still hold an in-person presentation of the telecast at 7:30 p.m. on October 14 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. Subscribers are welcome to view the event virtually from their own homes, or to join us in-person at the Schnitzer, and watch the event projected on a large screen in…

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My Bizarre Writing Career with Phillip M. Margolin

Phil grew up in NYC and Levittown, New York. He graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor’s degree in Government. From 1965 to 1967, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. In 1970, he graduated from New York University School of Law. During his last two years in law school, Phil worked his way through by teaching junior high school in the South Bronx in New York City. His first job after law school was a clerkship with Herbert M. Schwab, the Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. From 1972 until 1996, Phil was in private practice specializing in criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels. As an appellate attorney, he appeared before the United…

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Wilsonville Library: PROFILES (online): Halloween’s Haunted History

This ongoing series of 60-minute presentations explores the people, places, and events that shape our lives, our world, our universe. Presented by Dr. Bill Thierfelder, professor emeritus and docent at the American Museum of Natural History. Online with Zoom – Sign up online to reserve your space and get the Zoom meeting code For more information visit the Classes and Lectures page. Halloween’s Haunted History. This program traces the origins of Halloween from its ancient beginnings, through the Reformation, and into our own era. Sign up online to reserve your space and receive the Zoom meeting code.

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Savage Love From A to Z

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Savage Love column, Dan Savage takes on edgier-than-ever sex-positive topics with his signature candor in his first illustrated collection of adults-only essays. Dan Savage has been talking frankly about sex and relationships since 1991, when his column first appeared in The Stranger. Through his column and podcast, Savage Lovecast, he’s since built an international following thanks to his explicit, pragmatic, and humorous advice. Now comes Savage Love from A to Z, an illustrated collection of 26 never-before-published essays that distill Savage’s accumulated wisdom down to 26 key concepts: B Is for Boredom, G Is for GGG, M Is for Monogamish, amongst many others. Savage Love from A to Z is for anyone who’s had sex, is currently having sex, or hopes to…

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Lecture with Eileen Isagon Skyers

Eileen Isagon Skyers, an alumna of the MA in Critical Studies Program at PNCA, will share a talk covering her multifaceted practice and career in the arts. She will discuss our contemporary framework for viewing, making, and valuing art against a backdrop of rapidly shifting technology, and how that manifests in her own work and criticism about digital art and culture. Wednesday September 22 in PNCA’s Shipley-Collins Mediatheque and Livestreaming 6:30 pm Live Captioned PNCA LiveVideo on YouTube Eileen Isagon Skyers is an artist, writer, and curator based in New York City. Her work and research engages with identity, new media, and digital culture. She co-founded the New-York based gallery HOUSING, whose mission is to support artistic practices and aesthetic experiences that contour the limits…

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An Evening with David Sedaris

UPDATED COVID-19 ATTENDANCE POLICY All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result (within 48 hours) from a healthcare provider for entry into the theatre. “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date. Also, in accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are required for entry. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with Metro policy, Portland’5 will provide a face mask for patrons. Masks must be worn at all times except…

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