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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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Powell’s Books Presents NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF & SHERYL WUDUNN

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, bestselling authors of Half the Sky, return with a deeply personal new book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Looking with clear eyes at our nation’s governmental failures over the past half-century, Kristof and WuDunn examine the contemporary crisis in working-class America through the lens of the families Kristof grew up with in the rural, working-class town of Yamhill, Oregon. Yamhill prospered for much of the 20th century, but, like many working class towns, has been devastated as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the kids Kristof grew up with have died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. “We wanted to understand more deeply what had happened to Nick’s friends on the school bus,” they write, and “how our…

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Submission Deadline: Frontera Magazine, Vol. 3 “Natural States”

Frontera está abierta para recibir entregas hasta el 1 de febrero (tendremos una semana extra si nos avisas por email.) Frontera es una revista bilingüe, escrita en Inglés y Español, y queremos recordarte que esos son los únicos idiomas que se aceptan. El tema del Vol. 3 es ESTADOS SILVESTRES, deja que la esencia del tema, en cualquiera manera, te inspire.  Frontera Magazine is currently open for submissions until February 1st (we observe a one week grace period if sent to our email). Frontera is an English-Spanish bilingual literary magazine, and we happily remind you that those are the only two languages we accept. The theme of Vol. 3 is NATURAL STATES, so let the nature of the theme and whatever it means to you, inspire you. Guías básicas //…

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Bike Chain Rain: A Birthday Tribute to David Cloud Berman

Musicians, writers, poets, fans and friends will play music, read work/tributes and tell stories about the great American poet and songwriter David Berman (Purple Mountains, Silver Jews) on what should have been his 53rd birthday. A benefit for Moms Demand Action and Write Around PDX With… Stephen Malkmus Bob Nastanovich Rebecca Gates William Tyler Clay Cole Franklin Bruno Oed Ronne A Certain Smile and writers: Kevin Sampsell Chelsey Johnson Jon Raymond Mo Daviau Kjerstin Johnson Daniel Elder Sophia Shalmiyev Douglas Wolk (MC) & Special Guests presented by chickfactor [Buy Tickets Here]

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Last Sunday Writing Workshops | Fall

drop in every last sunday of the month ! any writing level Includes: warm up / writing exercise / discussion

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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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Reading: JB Fisher

Rose City Book Pub welcomes Portland author J.B. Fisher to read from Echo of Distant Water: The 1958 Disappearance of Portland’s Martin Family. In December 1958, Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their home in Northeast Portland to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge—and never returned. The Martins’ disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, J.B. Fisher (Portland on the Take) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper articles about the story. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Fisher obtained a wealth of first-hand and never-before publicized information about…

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Publication Fair 2019

FREE & open to the PUBLIC This annual event features work from local small presses and artists, such as: Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books Anthology Bookseller Big Big Wednesday Container Corps Division Leap Floating World Comics Future Tense Books Gobshite Quarterly/GobQ Books Know your City Monograph Bookworks Octopus Books Passages Bookshop Perfect Day Publishing PNCA Tavern Books Tin House Two Plum Press University of Hell Press

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Front Porch Sessions: “Snow Days”

Story tellers: Hannah Kim Hannah Kim is a Gemini, writer, improviser, storyteller and stone cold witch. She is currently interested in exploring how capitalism intersects with race and gender, reclaiming access to the divine feminine as a part of the feminist movement and increasing representation and visibility in media and arts spaces. She’s also interested in yoga, tarot and comedy as a tool of resistance. Paige Hendrix Buckner Paige Hendrix Buckner is the Program Director of Founders Gym, an online training center that helps underrepresented founders build successful tech startups. In the first eighteen months of operation, FG has trained 357 founders across 18 countries, who’ve gone on to raise over $40MM. Throughout her career, Paige has operated at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and…

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