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Sylvia Verange

From Broadway Books’s website: Sylvia Verange, Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas Artist, landscape architect, teacher, and traveler Sylvia Verange joins us at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd, to read from her recently published book Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas, published by Rare Bird Books. From an early age, Verange loved the serenity of nature. Born in southern California, she keenly observed and studied the natural surroundings at hand, and began to draw and paint. Her early studies continued at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, and the University of Oregon, where Verange received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree. She has spent more than three decades carefully mastering how to use color, form, texture, and design to create her art. Her paintings…

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Carlos Reyes & Matthew Minicucci

From Broadway Books’s website: Carlos Reyes and Michael Minicucci We welcome two local poets to the Broadway Books stage: Carlos Reyes and Matthew Minicucci. In Along the Flaggy Shore: Poems from West Clare, the tenth volume of poetry from Carlos Reyes, the reader is returned again to Ireland, to the townlands of Letterkelly and Cloonanaha in County Clare. The poems in this collection capture the stark rural life that has now mostly passed, as Reyes attempts to gather the remnants of a way of life that was pushed aside and forgotten, painting a lyrical picture of a world gone by. In addition to his collections of poetry, Reyes has published many volumes of translations and a memoir, Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West…

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Windfall

From Broadway Books’s website: Broadway Books celebrates the fall 2018 issue of Windfall magazine with a reading by four northwest poets represented in the issue. Reading at the store on Tuesday, October 16th, at 7 pm will be Emily Antonia Fox Garcia, Andrea Hollander, Tim Raphael, and Lex Runciman, as well as the journal’s co-editors Michael McDowell and Bill Siverly. Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place features poetry which captures the spirit of place as part of the essence of the poem. The journal particularly emphasizes poetry written in the Pacific Northwest that is attentive to the relationships between people and the landscapes in which we live. It has been published since 2002.

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The Turnout presents Invisible Spectrum at The Secret Society

From Invisible Spectrum’s Facebook event: * This is a 21+ venue and has 2 flights of 30 steps to get to the space * Invisible Spectrum stories features storytellers of color in Portland. This October, we are telling stories about BELONGING. Where do we find belonging, when do we feel like belong, do we ever feel like we never do? Who are the people who make us feel like we do? What have we done to make someone feel like they don’t? We believe in the power of reclaiming your truth through storytelling and the power in witnessing another person’s truth. Show: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Ticket prices: $10 Buy your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/ycdd67h7 Our next shows are: Dec 17

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NW Letterpress Network

From C.C. Stern Type Foundry’s website: NW Letterpress Network Hosted by Bernie Smith & Ivan Snyder Saturday September 8 & October 13, 2018 10am-12pm 8900 NE Vancouver Way (Bay 4), Portland, Oregon Come join this informal letterpress discussion group focused on building skills and promoting quality in letterpress printing. Printers of varied skill levels meet once a month to discuss everything letterpress related.

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jay dodd, The Black Condition, Live!

From PICA’s website: Portland-based curatorial initiative Nat Turner Project presents The Black Condition, Live!, the materializing of a multimedia lyric essay by Los Angeles-based artist jayy dodd. This audio-visual performance retells an account of fetishization, technology & obsession. Spectators, acclimate at your own risk.

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Courtenay Hameister

From Broadway Books’s website: Courtenay Hameister, Okay Fine Whatever On Tuesday, October 9th, at 7 pm Courtenay Hameister joins us to read from her memoir Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, published by Little,Brown. The book tells the story of one chronically anxious woman’s hilarious yearlong quest to change her own timid nature by seeking out the kinds of experiences she’s spent her life avoiding – such as spending the afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank, attending a fellatio class, having a session with a professional cuddler, and braving twenty-eight first dates. The book reminds us that it is possible to become bold, or at least bold-ish, a little at a time.…

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Grief Rites Readers Series ~ October 8

From Grief Rites Facebook page: A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others. *Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience. *Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises Doors at 6:30pm. Readings begin at 7pm. Come early, grab a drink (full bar) and find your seat. Please consider bringing canned goods or cold weather clothing/blankets to donate to the Post 134 food & clothing pantry, which serves local veterans, houseless and anyone in need. ***We’re switching things up a bit to make room for more voices. This month’s event will include an open…

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Arn Strasser

From Broadway Books’s website: Arn Strasser, Terrain Local poet and artist Arn Strasser joins us on Thursday, October 11th, at 7 pm to read from his newest collection of poems, Terrain, published by Budding Branch Books. This fourth collection of poems, contains a variety of poetic expressions – to love and nature, joy and loss, and what it means to be human. One section of the book features poems based on artists and writers and covers a diverse spectrum including Eva Hesse, Joan Miro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Mark Rothko. A longer poem, “Devotion,” is a meditation on the experience of being a poet. The book includes original artwork by the author as well. (You can also see some of his framed artwork hanging at…

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