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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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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Susan Orlean (Sold Out)

Susan Orlean is an author and journalist, and has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992. She has written eight books, including, most recently, The Library Book, a New York Times best seller and a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year for 2018. Her other books include Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by the Washington Post, and the New York Times has said that her work “has that elusive quality to it: exquisitely written, consistently entertaining and irreducible to anything so obvious and pedestrian as a theme.” The 35th season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most engaging writers at work today. Our 2019/2020 season features George Packer, Amor Towles, Min Jin Lee, Susan Orlean, and Colson…

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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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Story Party Portland | True Dating Stories

At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! You’ll hear stories from our professional storytellers and some brave audience members. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing now come to our show and laugh for real! — — — Wanna share your story? — — — If you’re dying to share your story write it down anonymously on our confession slips on the night and we will read them out loud so you…

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Fall 2019: December Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group. Emilly Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework,…

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Submission Deadline: smoke + mold: TRXST NO1

TRXST NO1 (pronounced “trust no one”) a folio of Black + Trans/GNC Writing on the super-natural & para-normal. edited by jayy dodd & Casey Rocheteau call for submissions: The Black “normal” forms its own spectrum from fantastic to fearsome. Since the Black person & objectively the Black body has been read through OTHER normals, “supernatural” or parallel myths get (mis)read — consider then when calibrating a frequency to the Black paranormal? As we navigate the humanities we make & refuse every day what unexplainables keep us going. This issue addresses nature, the outside, the atmosphere as a site of Black paranormal activity. Are the ghosts trans? Are the demons cis? Are you certain the trees don’t all know each other & have intricate handshakes? Send…

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Portland Audubon’s Wild Arts Festival

Join us at the 2019 Wild Arts Festival, the premier show that celebrates art and nature in the Pacific Northwest! With artists and authors presenting their work, plus more art, trips, outdoor gear and experiences available in our silent auction, Festival shopping is a delight. And, it’s right in time for the holiday season. Proceeds benefit Portland Audubon’s work to inspire all people to love and protect the natural world. Get to know some of the best local and regional authors specializing in nature, birds, hiking, history, books for kids, and books that illuminate living in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest! You’ll have the chance to purchase books and get them signed by the author both days of the festival from noon to 4 p.m. [See…

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English Alumni Reading: Fiction and Nonfiction

William Aime (’15) David Kroman (’11) return to campus reading from the work they’ve done since graduation. Both Aime and Kroman have had some success – in different ways – in the writing world. They will talk about paying the bills, being newly graduated, and keeping the writing flame going, long after the spark of undergraduate classes has dimmed away. Location: Miller Hall, Room 102

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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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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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