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Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser

Our annual Pride Foundation (https://pridefoundation.org) Literary Fundraiser, as always, brings an incredible lineup. We’ll be hearing from local LGBTQ-identified authors Amy Schutzer, Nastashia Minto, Stephen O’Donnell, and Gillian Herbert. This is a powerhouse event every year and with these readers, this year will continue the tradition. We’ll hear from all of them, and also hear from and about Pride Foundation, and learn about the important work they do for the LGBTQ community in this part of the country.

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The Mystery Box Show – Annual Pride Show

The Mystery Box Show celebrates Pride month with 5 stories of LGBTQ+ adventure and triumph from Woody Shticks, Paymon Salahshoor, Tara Zaugg, Kate Trower, and Noah Grabeel! From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into fetish, awkward first times, dark fantasies come true, and much much more. Storytellers have included bestselling authors, nationally touring comedians, adult film industry veterans, theatre professionals, sex toy experts, members from the kink community, students and people from all walks of life. Nothing here is too raw, too sweet, too strange, or too deep; it’s all about the sex, and all about the story. [Tickets Here]

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Queering the Desert: An Offsite Reading

Join us for happy hour & a reading of fiction, poetry & creative nonfiction featuring queer writers from the desert & plains at Crush Bar, Portland’s reigning BEST LGBTQ bar 2015-2018 & 2017’s BEST overall bar in Portland. Readers include MFA & PhD students & graduates of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas & the University of Kansas: Kayla Miller Alice Keller Zach Wilson Brett Salsbury Lisa Favicchia

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Queer Mixer

Join us for our annual Queer Mixer! Together Lambda Literary and the LGBTQ Writers Caucus will host another fantastic gathering of the queerest of queer writers at this year’s conference! Mixer occurs right after the LGBTQ Writers Caucus Meeting. So come to the meeting for business, then go to the mixer for biznass, okay? Okay. The mixer will take place at Slaughters Portland, “Portland’s Premier Gay Nightclub.” It is a twenty minute walk over the Steel Bridge (cross the Willamette River towards downtown, in the Gay district of Portland). Contact: William Johnson Join us for our annual QUEER MIXER at AWP! Together Lambda Literary and the LGBTQ Writers Caucus will host another fantastic gathering of the queerest of queer writers at #AWP19! Mixer occurs right…

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Big Gay Reading

Micro-readings by queers of all kinds! Come to Portland’s favorite LGBT bar Crush to get a sampling of 20+ queer writers from everywhere reading their hearts out. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Readers TBA, check event URL for details. If you’re interested in being in the Big Gay Reading, contact us, as we may have a few spots left. Open mic will follow if we still have time! Contact: Stephen van Dyck BIG GAY READING (an AWP Off-Site event) 9:00 – 10:30 PM We’re getting together a big group of queers in the back room of LGBT bar Crush to do short readings (3 minutes or less) and then switch to open mic at the end. There is still room for more readers if you are…

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Mirrors & Closets: The Complex Journeys of LGBTQ Twins & Their Siblings, Hava and Dani Dennenberg

Mirrors and Closets: The Complex Journey of LGBTQ Twins & Their Siblings includes digitally recorded interviews of eighteen sets of twins who span the age spectrum, gender variance, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual identities, religious upbringings and touch upon some of the more sensitive social issues like substance abuse, struggles with mental health and suicide. Dani Dennenberg has a special place in her heart for words – adores etymology, playing Balderdash, and grew even fonder of them by listening to NPR’s “A Way with Words.” Her writing has been published in Veg News, Portland Upside, “The Expresso,” and online, she’s mailed hundreds of letters to legislators about social justice issues since she was 16, humbly keeps up with her blog, “Musings of An Empath.” This…

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The Power of Words

Join us for readings from our book, Mirrors and Closets: The Complex Journey of LGBTQ Twins & Their Siblings. *Enjoy supporting local business? *Love perusing & reading old books? *Jazzed about nibbling on plant-based foods? *Appreciate drinking Pacific Northwest beers & locally-inspired libations? Rose City Book Pub will be crafting a special dish featuring local company Cultivating Kindness’ aged vegan cheeses! Come listen, kibbitz and snack with us and learn a bit more about our book project on LGBTQ twins and their siblings. A percentage of proceeds from this special featured dish and of book sales will benefit Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, our local NPO spotlight!

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