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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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Sporcle Live presents: Literature Trivia at Lit Crawl PDX!

Sporcle Live presents… Literature Trivia! Lit Crawl Portland hits the streets of downtown PDX for the fourth year in a row, November 8, the night before Portland Book Festival. Join Sporcle Live at The Big Legrowlski’s Rug Room for three 45-minute long rounds of literature-themed trivia, beginning at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm. Free to play, fun for everyone, bring a team or test your luck solo! At 6pm, we’ll quiz on the topic of Children’s Literature. At 7pm, test your knowledge on Books vs Movies. And we’ll close out at 8pm with a potpourri of topics such as opening lines, titles by antonym, book by haiku, etc. Free and open to the public! No RSVP required, but hit “Going” to receive updates and reminders as…

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LitCrawl – A Live Storytelling Event and Surprise Unveiling

Last year, we packed the room and had to turn people away. This year, we’re coming back even stronger with a surprise unveiling…We’ve got 5 performers with a live house band, hosted by Jude Brewer — at the start of the evening, we’ll be making a major announcement. Our Performers: DeAngelo Gillispie Rick Hall Jennifer Robin Adam Strong Brianna Barrett Our House Band: The Colin Trio No cover charge. All ages.

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Portland Stories of Change

Join us in celebration of our incredible Caldera Community at this year’s Stories of Change! RSVP Here 2019 Portland Stories of Change Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Castaway Portland 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209   Cocktails & Art Exhibitions – 5:30 PM Dinner & Program – 6:00 PM   Please RSVP by October 1

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Bind your own Coptic Journal–in Portland OR!

Hope Amico of gutwrench press is coming to the northwest for Olympis Zine fest and is making a stop in Portland to lead this one day workshop. Information on other classes in the area can be found at www.gutwrenchpress.com/classes Make your own journal or sketchbook! In this 5 hour class we will turn old hardcover books into a durable journal that will lay flat when open but is sturdy enough to carry with you everywhere. We will prepare the pages and covers, and then learn the coptic binding to assemble the book. Students will leave with a finished book to take home. All materials are provided. The fee for this class is $120. This class will take place Saturday November 2 from noon until 5…

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Slamlandia October Picnic PDX Poetry Open Mic ft. Kelsey Taylor

Join us on OCTOBER 17TH for our third Thursday Poetry Open Mic! Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic! Show begins at 7:00 PM Picnic PDX 1305 NW 23rd Avenue Portland, OR 97210 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. $5 suggested donation at door. This show will not have a poetry slam. We ask for just poetry on this mic, no music or stand up comedy. This show will have a feature from Kelsey Taylor! Born and raised in the PNW, Kelsey Taylor is a former figure skater with a fear of falling, who has traded in her figure skates for poetry slams and leotards…

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Story Swap, In Terms of Music

Our Story Swaps are loosely based on The Moth, in that people tell true life stories. In October, in conjunction with our Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibition, we have four diverse storytellers who have a range of musical experiences from Blues harmonica player, classically-trained singer, Ska-punk musician and jazz band leader of music from 1920s-40s—all coached by Cassandra Sagan, a professional storyteller and Maggid-Educator. This is a not to be missed evening! Our In Terms of Music Storytellers: Richard Basi is the band leader of The Cherry Blossom Orchestra a group of premier musicians who specialize in the jazz created during what they consider its most important period: the 1920s to the 1940s. Based out of Portland, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra were formed as a…

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Book Club for The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir

Join us after our Noon Time Talk with Florence Grende to discuss her book The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir. You can purchase The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir on Amazon or at Powells. If we do not have at least five people RSVP’d 24 hours before the book club meeting, we will cancel it. We will make sure to alert anyone who signs up if that happens!

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Noon Time Talk with Florence Grende

Painter and author Florence Grende, will read from her book, The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir, and discuss the rewards inherent in both learning and creating in later life. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine at age sixty, and published her debut book at seventy. A painter in her younger days, she began painting again five years ago and has exhibited her recent work in Mexico, where she currently lives, and in Sacramento, California. Florence was born in American Occupied Germany to Holocaust survivor parents and grew up in the Bronx. The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir, presents an unflinching account of what it means to be the daughter of survivors. The book has garnered several awards, most recently the…

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Revenant

Music & Words with friends new and old. Featuring Darian Gore (Nagoya, Japan), Trayce Cochran (Denton, TX), Lando Diaz (Seattle, WA), Robert Torres (Portland, OR), Kate Jayroe (Portland, OR), and A Stick and a Stone (Portland, OR – tour kickoff).

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