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7DS: Pants On Fire!

Pants On Fire! features seven storytellers telling the most insane, outrageous, hard-to-believe stories from their own lives. The catch? One of those seven will actually be telling a bald-faced lie — a whopper that never actually happened. Think you can spot which of our seven storytellers is the liar? If you can, you might win a stay at McMenamin’s Edgefield Hotel on us. Not sure you can which is guess the liar? No worries! There will be other ways to win valuable prizes throughout the evening, including a chance to take on one of your fellow audience members in our Two Truths & A Lie Mano-y-Mano Cage Match. Even if you don’t win, you’ll walk away having heard seven of the most wild, outrageous, hard-to-believe…

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Open Mic: MIND & MOUTH (all ages)

You know the deal: Performances by youth (10-24)! Folks of ALL AGES encouraged to come and listen! Performance sign-up will be available at the event! We’d love to see written and performance work of all forms shared – spoken word, slam poetry, monologues, acoustic music with written lyrics, hip hop, collections of words that can’t yet be defined by category, etc. $0-5 for youth (under 25), $5-10 for adults (25+)* Friday, August 30th, 7-10pm *Enrollment and sign in are not required for this event. Enrollment (open only to folks 24 and under) is required for the majority of our programming. If you’re a young person and plan to come back, you should enroll! For more details check out our enrollment page!

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Last Sunday Writing Workshop (Summer)

Drop in for a generative writing workshop! All levels welcome! Sharing optional! Bring something to write / type with! $5 Donation accepted / NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY

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The Sixth Storm – Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling

Join us for a reading from The Sixth Storm, named one of 4 new and noteworthy teen books for spring 2019 by the Oregonian. The weather on the Oregon Coast can be deadly. Every January, Skye Clancy’s mother slips into despair on the anniversary of a devastating storm that claimed her sister. But no one may talk about it, or any of the other strange deaths that haunt the family. This January, days before Skye’s 14th birthday, a new set of vicious storms unleash upon her Oregon Coast town. Clues begin to appear, and Skye realizes the weather is tormenting her family above all others and has been for decades. As a family legacy of death and destruction by terrible weather is revealed, in the face…

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Oh Word!? Issue 001 Zine Launch

for five-weeks local artists & writers have been navigating creative writing using, found text, erasure, collage & more. join us in our classes reading & launch the collective zine. we have been so honored to share space & reimagine the texts around us, come through & witness the magic of collaborative creation. sponsored by The Independent Publishing Resource Center & Dovesong Labs

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Final Flight Final Fight – Erin Miller

Join us to learn about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, Erin Miller’s grandmother Elaine Harmon, and the fight to honor her at Arlington National Cemetery, in Final Flight Final Fight. When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept her grandmother’s last request to be laid to rest there, Erin Miller refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her. Her grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WASP remained officially unrecognized as members of the military due to discriminatory thinking about gender on Capitol Hill and beyond. Miller led her family’s campaign…

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PLEDGE: The Public Radio Fund Drive – Don Merrill

Join us for a look at a new project by journalist Don Merrill: Pledge: the Public Radio Fund Drive, a deep look into the tenuous finances of public radio stations. Merrill got the idea for PLEDGE because he was annoyed by pledge drives he’d been hearing since the mid 90s, and he decided he wanted to rant about them. But he quickly realized that public radio is in a terrible spot between money and mission. Going deeper, he learned of things affecting the genre that most people never consider as they listen to their regular shows for days, weeks, months and years on end. They include hunts for the ultimate content sharing technology, public radio’s struggles to not lose its soul to corporate money, how it…

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Smith & Bybee Writing Workshop

This is an accessible opportunity for people to spend some time connecting with nature and themselves through several writing exercises and a short walk. Trails are paved, and there is an accessible, gender-neutral bathroom available. More information about the space is available here: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/parks/smith-and-bybee-wetlands-natural-area We will be focusing on an embodied approach to writing practice (a fancy way of saying paying attention to your body and breath, and writing from that space). Participants are encouraged to write in whatever forms and genres feel good to them (prose, poetry, memoir, speculative fiction, you name it). Bring a writing utensil & something to write with*, water, and something to sit on that you’re okay with getting dirty/potentially a little muddy (a picnic table cloth/rain poncho/something somewhat water-resistant…

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Humor and Gag Comics: A Miss Anthology Comics Workshop (all ages)

Jenny Vu from the Portland Mercury will be teaching Humor and Gag Comics this year! Like to draw? Like making jokes? Gag comics are for you! In this workshop we’ll focus on putting words and images together in a way that is funny and unique to you. All ages, free for youth, enrollment required* Saturday, August 10th, 1-4pm *Limited to 30 participants on a first come, first served basis. Enroll here: https://missanthology.wordpress.com/august-10th-with-jenny-vu/

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Fodder Live Album Recording at Disjecta

On Friday, August 9th at 7:30 PM at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, Fonograf Editions presents a live performance and album recording of FODDER by Douglas Kearney and Val Jeanty. A recording of the evening will be released as a full-length LP by Fonograf in early 2020 and a digital EP will also be released by POETRY Magazine & The Poetry Foundation. Come be part of a moment in history! Dao Strom and Nastashia Minto will also perform at the event. Donations welcome, or become a Fonograf member. www.fonografeditions.com About the project: FODDER splinters the sounds you were looking at on paper into the document you can hear through speakers. &/or vice versa. Drawing in part from the award winning poetry collection Buck Studies’ “Loud-Assed Colored…

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