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ERASURE WORKSHOP w/ Zachary Schomburg

This 3 hour session will introduce you to the poetic form of Erasure, which is the practice of erasing words from an existing text to generate new poetry / visual art. Together, we’ll look at published examples of erasure, and discuss what might make our own erasures successful. Before we meet, I’ll assign a brief reading which will we use to center our discussion. I’ll also provide materials for erasure, including books, random prose texts, white-out, scissors, glue, markers, etc. If you already have a text you’d like to erase, please feel free to bring it along. At the end of the session, we will all be invited to share our new erasure work with the group. All are welcome. No poetry or erasure experience…

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PLEASE HOLD with Alissa Hattman

PLEASE HOLD: Silence and Tension in Flash Fiction w/ Alissa Hattman At first glance, it may sound like a paradox—how does language express its absence? In this workshop, we will consider that question and examine the art of silence through sample readings, discussion, generative writing, listening and sharing. We will think about the types of silences in short-form writing, who or what is silenced, and how silence builds tension; finally, we will write into the secret silences, what Ada Limón describes as a “silence that comes back, a million times bigger than me, sneaking into my bones and wails and wails and wails until I can’t be quiet anymore.” In a supportive, collaborative space, this workshop will focus on short-form fiction, but is open to…

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Lisa Loving Reads at the Book Pub

Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community is a handy guide to media for everyday people. Longtime journalist Lisa Loving opens up the world of journalism, sharing her hard-won skills and knowledge to help expand your media literacy so that you can report on what matters most, hold powerful people accountable, and strengthen your community. “Empowering, inspiring, inclusive and saavy. For anyone with a smartphone (so, everyone), curiosity, and the will to make a difference in their lives and the world. A joyous, generous call to action!” Karen Karbo, In Praise of Difficult Women 10/31/2018

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Postcard Embroidery Workshop with Gutwrench Press!

About the Workshop Come learn how to embellish and decorate a postcard! In this 2 hour class we will learn a few embroidery basics, and apply them to vintage postcards. We will talk about ways to make your work last, how to mail it and how embroidery can jazz up a card. We will also talk about alternative materials. If we have time, we may even talk about a few other ways to alter a card. No experience is necessary! Open to anyone—from experienced embroidery nerds who want a new canvas to beginners who don’t know how to thread a needle! Ticketing & Fees All materials are provided. The fee for this class is $40. REGISTER HERE About Gutwrench Press Gutwrench Press is dedicated to…

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt & Outlet Assistants!

Welcome to the Risograph Basics, Collage Experimentation and Mark Making Extravaganza! Participants will take home and edition of 2-color 8.5×11 prints of your own design plus one print from all of the workshop participants (your own starter print collection!) REGISTER HERE! Come and get to know Outlet’s Barbara the Risograph and her sisters Lil’ Tina and Janet! Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.…

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Debbie Ethell

We welcome Debbie Ethell, reading from her recently published book The Will of Heaven: An Inspiring True Story about Elephants, Alcoholism, and Hope. Debbie Ethell is the Executive Director for The KOTA Foundation for Elephants and a conservation research scientist. Her book is the powerful true story of how one woman overcame a debilitating addiction, rising from the courtrooms of her past to the grass plains of Kenya as a conservation research scientist. It was there she could finally fulfill her lifelong dream of working with wild elephants. Ethell became obsessed by a group of elephants in Kenya when she was eight years old, after seeing them on a PBS nature show. Over the next several years her obsession grew, until a group of school…

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HOW TO DRAW A GHOST w/ Zachary Schomburg

HOW TO DRAW A GHOST Led by Zachary Schomburg First, we’ll talk about how to draw a ghost while looking at a wide range of ghost illustrations. Then we’ll draw ghosts. How do we see ghosts when we draw them? What makes a ghost and what makes a ghost drawing? What kind of ghosts will we be, and how will we be drawn? We’ll take turns reading writing about ghosts as we draw them. And we won’t stop until we’ve drawn the right ghost for us. Secondly, we’ll do some poem writing for/about ghosts. We’ll talk about how ghosts can properly haunt a short piece of writing. By the end of the workshop, we’ll each have new drawing of ghosts, and a ghost poem. $25…

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Kevin Scott, The Voice of This Stone

Portland geologist Kevin Scott joins us to talk about his new book The Voice of this Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World, published by Carpe Diem Books. Through more than a dozen case studies from around the globe, Dr. Scott offers chilling details about what happened before, during, and after infamous volcanic cataclysms. His case studies highlight some of the best-known events and advance warnings regarding future episode. By deciphering the histories of other disasters, Scott proposes, lives can and will be spared. Scott is a widely published and respected volcanologist with five decades of scientific study and boots-on-the-ground experience. He has spent his career in the field, traveling internationally, venturing up and down mountains, observing altered landscapes, and studying volcanic history stored…

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