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Sanctuaries

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity. Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist ALEXANDER GEDEON | director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | ITHICA TELL…

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Visiting Writers Series: sidony o’neal

sidony o’neal (b. 1988) is an artist and writer from Sacramento, CA. Previous exhibitions and performances include Fourteen30 Contemporary, Linfield Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Performance Space New York, and If I Can’t Dance. o’neal’s writings have been published at Arts.Black, Scrolldiving, The Capilano Review, Passages North, BATHHOUSE, SPOOK magazine, and the journal of Women & Performance. sidony is the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2013). Residencies include Literary In(ter)ventions Banff Center, Creative Exchange Lab, Arteles Center, and S1 Synth Library. sidony is an instructor in the Department of Music and Sonic Arts at Portland Community College.

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Jolabokaflod PDX 2019

Our second annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood, is on December 28th! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve, Portland will be celebrating between Christmas and New Year’s, to add an event the whole family can enjoy during the holidays. More than 25 local indie authors will be at Nordic NW with their books. There will be folk music acts, a book donation drive, and fantastic Nordic-themed folk art in the pop-up shop. Please come out to support your local authors and learn a little about the Jolabokaflod spirit! And come visit us on Instagram @jolabokaflodpdx for more information on tabling and the authors that will be joining us.

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Visiting Writers Series: She Who Has No Master(s)

She Who Has No Master(s) is a project of multi-voiced collectivity, hybrid poetics, encounters, in-between spaces and (dis)places of the Vietnamese diaspora. Through a collaborative art process and social engagement interaction(s), they endeavor to bring into concert the voices of women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. They define writing as art that has storytelling at its core, but may express itself in hybrid, performance, visual, musical/aural, and interdisciplinary forms. This event includes: Vi Khi Nao, Stacey Tran, and Dao Strom. Vi Khi Nao is the author of the short stories collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture (which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016), and a novel, Fish in Exile. Vi holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University. This Fall 2019, she is BMI Shearing…

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All of Me: Reading at Mother Foucault’s

Celebrate the launch of All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body with editor Dani Burlison and Portland writers Amanda Blix and Karleigh Frisbie Brogan. Live feminist ukulele music from Sorry Not Sorry! — * Amanda Blix is an artist, mother and lover of the earth. Her work has appeared in Hip Mama, Vision Quest, Rad Dad, the New York Times and 2 anthologies by the Sound Grounds Wrecking Crew. She has self-published 11 comic book zines and is the illustrator and collaborator of the zine series Which is Witch. She lives in Portland with her family and is about to finish her final year of mystery school (if she doesn’t drop out first). * Dani Burlison is the creator and editor…

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LitCrawl – A Live Storytelling Event and Surprise Unveiling

Last year, we packed the room and had to turn people away. This year, we’re coming back even stronger with a surprise unveiling…We’ve got 5 performers with a live house band, hosted by Jude Brewer — at the start of the evening, we’ll be making a major announcement. Our Performers: DeAngelo Gillispie Rick Hall Jennifer Robin Adam Strong Brianna Barrett Our House Band: The Colin Trio No cover charge. All ages.

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7 Deadly Sins: Fight or Flight!

Join us on Sunday, October 27th at Curious Comedy Theater as 7 Deadly Sins proves that truth is scarier than fiction. Fight or Flight kicks off Halloween week with all-new totally true tales of terror that examine what to do when the Devil finally comes to get you, how to best proceed when you realize your spouse has been replaced by a doppelgänger, the frustration of your biggest fear being something no one else is frightened of, the unexpected anxiety involved in trying to beomce an alpha predator yourself, what exactly it is a murder of crows is murdering, and that moment you realize the most terrifying thing you can imagine is already in your house. Featuring stories by Trystan Angel Reese, Chris Williams, Terri…

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Jake Brennan

From Jake Brennan, creator of the popular rock ‘n’ roll true crime podcast, Disgraceland, comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history. At the center of Disgraceland (Grand Central) is the ever-fascinating music industry – a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, and groupies, with violence, scandal, and pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll entertainment.

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

STORYTELLERS DAN KENNEDY Host of the Moth Podcast, Author of Loser Goes First, Rock On, and American Spirit — Loads of McSweeney’s Humor, Fly-Fishing is his Meditation ALINA ALIYAR Returning July Russian Roulette Winner, Proud Parent, Chocolatier, Executive Producer of 7 Deadly Sins Show, Public Ugly Crier KATIE NGUYEN Returning March Russian Roulette Winner, Named one of the Portland Mercury’s Geniuses of Comedy, Host of Earthquake Hurricane, Addicted to Using Q-tips in Ears LORI FERRARO Writer, Sketch Comic, Huffington Post Blogger, Magnet For Dental Hygienist Chit-Chat, Unhealthy Obsession With Mick Jagger DARSHANPREET GILL High School Science Teacher, Has Traveled To Over 25 Countries, Harry Potter Club Advisor at Her School, Grew Up On A Farm, Ex- Marching and Jazz Band-er Featuring: DAN KENNEDY Host of Peabody Award-Winning Moth Podcast, Author of Loser Goes First, Rock On, and American Spirit — Loads of McSweeney’s Humor, Fly-Fishing…

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Refugee and Migrant Rights Fundraiser

A combination reading and concert event raising funds for Team Brownsville and the McAllen Immigrant Respite Center, with poems by Kim Stafford, Armin Tolentino, Sophia Shalmiyev, Ana Maria Ferreira, and Gwendolyn Morgan, as well as live music, and raffles for donated good from Literary Arts, the IPRC, Tavern Books, Zig Zag Wanderer, Holocene, and more.

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