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Live Online Lecture and Q & A with Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her book Good Talk is a graphic memoir that describes complex conversations with her young son about “race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love.” It was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, Time, Kirkus Reviews, and others. This event will be free and open to the public. For the link and password to the event, write to anelson@clark.edu.

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Winter Poetry Workshop

IPRC Creative Workshops for Winter 2021 will be held online via zoom, PST. Register here This is a workshop for all levels, whether you’ve just written your first poem or have been seriously writing for years. Each week, we’ll read and discuss one another’s work, emphasizing both craft (the shaping and forming of language) as well as the vision that’s unique to each individual. Our conversations will rest upon the assumption that there is no “correct” answer in art—that is, the thoughts and feelings that each piece of writing evokes will be a welcome part of the discussion. All aesthetics are welcome, experimentation is encouraged, and we will strive to meet each piece of writing on its own terms. Through engaging with one another’s work,…

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The Writing Body

In this three-part workshop, we will allow the emotional and intellectual bodies, as well as the body in space, to inform writing practice. Through somatic awareness, movement, and meditation practice, we will generate written work. Through written work and somatic practice, we will generate movement vocabulary. All levels of writing and movement experience welcome. $65, register here 2 sliding scale and 2 scholarship spots available, BIPOC prioritized. Reach out to hquinn@iprc.org to inquire about availability.

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PSU MFA Alumni Showcase: C. R. Grimmer, Genevieve Hudson, & Suman Mallick

C. R. Grimmer, who also goes by Chelsea Grimmer, is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at The University of Washington Seattle and Bothell campuses. Their latest collection is The Lyme Letters, which was completed with support from a Harlan Hahn Disability Studies Fellowship and won the Walt McDonald First Book Award from Texas Tech University Press. They are also the author of O–(ezekiel’s wife), a chapbook and audiobook collaboration from GASHER Journal and Press that features visual art by PSU alum Colleen Burner and sound art by Judy Twedt. C. R. received their MFA from Portland State University and Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from The University of Washington, Seattle. They are the creator and host of The Poetry Vlog (TPV), a YouTube and Podcast teaching…

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Poet’s Essay

IPRC Creative Workshops for Winter 2021 will be held online via zoom, PST. Register here Somewhere between prose poetry and lyric essay there’s a genre of weird and brilliant writing I’m calling “the poet’s essay.” From Hanif Abdurraqib to Chris Kraus, this genre combines the imagistic musicality of poems with the argumentative structure of an essay. In this six-week generative course, students will explore and discuss examples of essays by poets and have the opportunity to generate work that follows different structures within this exciting genre. Reading list will/may include writers such as Maggie Nelson, Mary Ruefle, Eileen Myles, Joe Wenderoth, Claudia Rankine, Alexander Chee, and others. Open to writers of all levels. Students will leave the class with several starts and a greater understanding of…

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Livestream Reading: Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOCvrDgvGta4PQlWSHUxRitfiVA4ioi3 About Vampires of Portlandia: When Marcella Leones relocates her family of aswang vampires from the Philippines to Portland, Oregon, she raises her grandchildren under strict rules so humans will not expose them. Her only wish is to give them a peaceful life, far away from the hunters and the Filipino government that attempted to exterminate them. Before she dies, she passes on the power to her eldest grandchild, Percival. He vows to uphold the rules set forth by Leones, allowing his family to roam freely without notice. After all, they are…

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Write Around Portland: Prompt Online

“If you’re in a rut, Prompt will get you out. If you’re lacking confidence in your writing, it will build you up. And if you don’t think you have a unique voice, it will prove you wrong!” — Past Prompt participant Write Around Portland offers unique workshops designed for writers and aspiring writers who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve. Prompt is your chance to write in community with others following the acclaimed Write Around model. Registration required. Session #1: 10 Thursdays, Jan 7 –  Mar 11, 2021 Session #2: 10 Saturdays, Mar 13 – May 15, 2021 Session #3: Fall 2021 workshop dates coming soon. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: In the comfort of your own home or any…

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Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Features for Possession

We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 issue of Oregon Humanities on the theme “Possession.” We want to hear stories about property and wealth, having and holding, things gained and taken away. Explore issues relating to sovereignty, self-determination, dominion, or ownership. Tell us about how control of wealth and territory show up in Oregon’s history and present. Write about influences on your own life or work, for good or ill, or about the things you possess: land, belongings, emotions, beliefs, or innate characteristics. We’re looking particularly for stories that relate to challenging questions, diverse perspectives, and just communities. Tell us something we’ve never heard before. Show us something from a different angle. Make us feel, see, hear, smell the world anew. We welcome…

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Solstice (Hard-Bound) Grimoire Making Workshop – 2 Day Event

This is the second style of Grimoire making we are offerring by popular request. Normally we do a dry-bind, single day class. We are talking real bookmaking, with a witchy twist, but this time it will be a hard bound book. Custom make your own and choose from different materials available. You will learn how to stitch your paper, cut, and glue up your book. This will be an open bind, coptic bind with a durable hard cover and a special embossed design you will create yourself! Come prepared with ideas for artwork Special upgrades of materials are available but limited to current selection. Ticket costs are: Linen $80 Leather $90 Goatskin $100 The cost covers instruction and materials. Class must be pre-paid for and…

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Jolabokaflod 2020

An annual celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic Yule Book Flood! While Icelanders celebrate on Christmas Eve Portland will be celebrating in late December. This year, it will be online, as the world is uncertain and we want everyone to feel safe and enjoy their holidays! The event is all about celebrating and supporting local Pacific Northwest indie authors. When it’s in person, it’s a book fair with many author and bookish vendors with music and spirits. 2020 will take us in a different direction. More on this to come, but you’ll still get to learn about new authors, hear about their books, their inspiration, and connect with fellow literary minded folk (should that aspect appeal to you). Please join us to support PNW authors and…

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