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OLIVIA GATWOOD Life of the Party Tour with Ari Chi & special guest Cailin Nolte

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam, Olivia’s performances have been featured on HBO, Huffington Post, MTV, VH1, and BBC among others. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, The Winter Tangerine Review, Poetry City U.S.A., Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and The Missouri Review. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in both New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships, and period underwear. Olivia is a full-time touring artist, and has performed internationally at over two-hundred…

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Future Prairie VIII: The Veil

Please join the artists of Future Prairie for our autumn show, hosted at the gorgeous Bodecker Foundation! As we transition from summer to autumn, the equinox asks us to honor the changing seasons with a balance of light and dark. Traditionally, this is a time for gathering, grounding, and comfort. The veil between the spiritual and mortal worlds is particularly thin around the autumnal equinox. Our variety show is inspired by the chautauquas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where people from all walks of life came together to experience education, entertainment, and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, and entertainers. We will have American Sign Language interpreters thanks to a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thank you as…

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Free Range Poetry: Amy Baskin, Nastashia Minto, Melissa Poulin

Free Range Poetry presents Amy Baskin, Nastashia Minto, Melissa Poulin The SECOND Monday of September Monday, September 9, 2019 Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of material. Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm. Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. AMY BASKIN’S recent work has appeared in VoiceCatcher, Cirque and Friends Journal. She is a 2019 Oregon Literary Arts fellow and two-time Willamette Writers Kay Snow Poetry honorable mention recipient. When she is not writing, she matches international students at Lewis & Clark College with local volunteers to help make them feel welcome and at home during their stay. NASTASHIA MINTO has performed at the Unchaste Readers Series, Neon…

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Bookish Happy Hour at Vertigo Brewing

Have a drink and chat about books with fellow book lovers at Vertigo Brewing every fourth Tuesday this summer! Share what you’ve been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and talk about the latest bookish news. This event is 21+.

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Street Roots’ Street Party

Did you know that Street Roots turns 20 this year? Help us celebrate in style at our summer Street Party! Due to volatile demonstrations taking place just blocks away from our planned event, we moved our party from August 17 to Sunday, August 18. We apologize for the last minute change, but decided it was best as we want to foster a fun, family-friendly atmosphere at our Street Party, which will be located on NW Davis St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Come join us for live music, fun activities for kids and a Marketplace, where you can purchase art and other goods created by Street Roots vendors. Enjoy complimentary food from Laughing Planet Cafe, cold brew from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, as well as other…

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Slamlandia August Picnic PDX Poetry Open Mic ft. Rain City Team

Join us on AUGUST 15TH 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 the wonderfully amazing 2019 Rain City Slam Team! ★ •*´¨`*• O P E N • M I C •*´¨`*• ★ The open mic will start the show out. The open mic is…

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PowerPoint Party

Bring a slideshow on a topic of your choosing. 20 slides/8 minutes max. Be prepared for questions. Be engaging.

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SKIP release party with Molly Mendoza

In this epic tale of friendship, compassion and growth, Molly Mendoza’s stunning art and gripping storytelling immerses you in alternate worlds filled with mystical creatures and dazzling landscapes. When Bloom is thrown from their world, and Gloopy is exiled from their own, the two youngsters find in each other a much-needed kindred spirit. But as they skip through dimensions and encounter weeping giants, alligator islands and topsy-turvy 2D worlds, they find that their greatest challenge will be facing their own fears back home. We are excited to host a release party for Skip on August 14 at Floating World. To celebrate this event Molly is also producing an exclusive zine that will only be available at this event! WHO: Molly Mendoza WHAT: Skip release party…

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Creatives and Cocktails: Music and Lyrics

Hey Fam! Our next episode of the Creatives and Cocktails series will be on the 9th of August (if we need to change it we’ll let ya know). This time we’ll be listening to people’s tunes — whether it’s covers or originals. I’ll try to have an amp and mic. This is a free event held at Santé Bar, and we’ll be prioritizing the voices of historically marginalized populations. If you’re interested in performing, email us at staylittpdx@gmail.com or you can pm us. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll!

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High Summer Poetry Open Mic

Free Range Poetry presents The High Summer Poetry Open Mic Monday, August 5, 2019 Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland No featured readers. Open mic readers will have a minimum of 3-5 minutes, dependent on the total number of readers. If there is time to spare, we’ll go around again starting from the top of the sign-up list. sign up begins 5:30 pm. readings begin 6:00 pm readings end around 7:30 pm.

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