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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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Local Comic Shop Day at Comic Cave!

Save the date for Local Comic Shop Day! We’ll have variants and other hard-to-get items, details to come as we get closer.

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Let’s Make Ingratitude Journals!

Tired of hearing “just be grateful you’re not…” from the positivity police? Confused as to why the existence of starving children in Africa should make anyone feel better? Come vent your frustrations, air your woes, with Reimagining Recovery, Portland’s most prestigious (and only) neurodiversity club! More info TBA. We’ll provide supplies for making a small booklet that you’ll create to take home, or bring your own journal to decorate while we round-table share what we could Most Definitely Do Without FREE! (donations happily accepted!

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OryCon 41

https://orycon.org/41/ OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. All are welcome to this weekend celebrating Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations! We are a 100% volunteer based production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), which is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation. For questions, please contact us via the Contact tab on the website above. [Register Here]

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Jim Tilley and Cai Emmons

Join us for readings from Against the Wind, the debut novel from Jim Tilley, and Weather Woman, the latest from Cai Emmons. Against the Wind is an elegantly written story of relationships involving six principal characters, the strands of whose lives braid together after a chance reunion among three of them. A successful environmental lawyer is forced to take himself to task when he realizes that everything about his work has betrayed his core beliefs. A high school English teacher asks her former high school love to take up her environmental cause. A transgender adolescent male raised by his grandparents struggles to excel in a world hostile to his kind. A French Canadian political science professor finds himself left with a choice between his cherished…

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Comic Cave anniversary & trick or treat!

4 years ago in St. Johns we held our soft opening during the neighborhood business trick-or-treat! Met a bunch of great folks who braved the rain, signed up some subscribers, gave out free Halloween mini-comics to the kiddoes. Now it’s time to do it again! I’ve timed it to coincide with the Kenton Business Trick-or-Treat event up & down Denver from 5-7. Free comics for the kiddoes and I’ll probably have my usual grownup snacks & drinks as well 🙂

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Last Sunday Writing Workshop

Last Sunday @ The Stacks will be powered by Dovesong Labs, and your workshop instructor will be jayy dodd. These workshops are available to all on a drop-in basis and all skill levels are welcome. The workshop will begin with some instruction and presentation by the workshop leader, and there will also be time to write, so please bring your pen/paper/laptop/typewriter. $5 suggested donation.

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Poetry Night – JC Mehta, Gwendolyn Morgan, Armin Tolentino

Join us for our monthly poetry night! This month we’ll hear from JC Mehta, Gwendolyn Morgan, and Armin Tolentino. SAVAGERY joins JC Mehta’s oeuvre as a reflection of what it means to be indigenous in today’s increasingly hostile, post-colonial America. Reflecting on self, place, and space and with strong confessional leanings, SAVAGERY joins the ranks of other much-needed indigenous poetry of the era to provide a lens (and mirror) into indigenous issues and disparities while also providing a constant offering of hope. These poems are raw and very, very necessary. Gwendolyn Morgan’s Before the Sun Rises offers richly textured poetic renderings of and emotional responses to natural landscapes. Her poems hold a deep sense of care for and rootedness in the natural world. She weaves…

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Pageturners Author Visit: Jerry Sutherland

Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Meet the author! Read Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer by Jerry Sutherland. Sutherland tells the story of the first American to settle permanently in Oregon Country with the goal of making it part of the United States. Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Mollie Hunt and Heather Ames

Join us for a multi-book launch event from local authors Mollie Hunt and Heather Ames! Among the featured releases are Hunt’s Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery Christmas novella, and Ames’s Swift Retribution, book three in the Brian Swift & Kaylen Roberts mystery/suspense series. In Cat Noel, Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a Wiccan’s familiar is catnapped, and Lynley becomes her only hope. Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations. Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft known as Wicca, she does know cats and…

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