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Winter Poetry Festival

Portland’s second Winter Poetry Festival is a joyful gathering of poets and poetry lovers. Winter is a magical time where the beauty of language burns brightly in the darkness. The festival will feature a marketplace where you can support poets by buying from them directly, inspiring workshops for poets of all levels of experience, innovative performances and craft-talks from top-notch poets, a guest-screening from Seattle’s Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, and the “Poet’s Playground” an ephemeral pop-up of poetic challenges and collaborations. The Festival will be housed in the beautiful PNCA. ADA accessible. Centrally-located, near many major transit lines.

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Ken Yoshikawa

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, December 21st, we’ll have a feature from Ken Yoshikawa celebrating the release of Ken’s book Monster Colored Glasses (Lightship Press, 2019) and a long set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Ken Yoshikawa Ken Yoshikawa is a shin-issei/first generation half-Japanese American poet-actor from Portland, OR. He has been active in the Portland spoken word community since 2014. In his theatre career he’s appeared at Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, NW Children’s Theatre, Oregon Adventure Theatre, and Portland Playhouse. Ken graduated from Reed College with a B.A in Theatre Arts. In 2019 he released his first spoken word album Quiver (Lightship Press), and performed his autobiographical poetic solo play…

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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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The Moth: StorySLAM: Traditions

TRADITIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about birthrights and rituals, customs and lore from those who went before. Friday night football or family FaceTime each Sunday. Chinese food on Christmas day or a New Year’s leap into the ocean. Bat mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, first piercings or tattoos. Rites of passage that are dreaded or real comforts. Sometimes traditions are both! This venue is 21+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts Additional Information About the Venue This venue is 21+.

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Third Monday Poetry at Wildwood

Last Stand at the Wildwood Saloon poetry reading Signup at 8pm and reading starts at 8:30

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Nastashia Minto

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday December 14th, we’ll have a feature from Nastashia Minto, mini-features from Matan Gold & Maryam Gabriel-Imam, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Nastashia Minto Nastashia Minto is an African American woman who was born in South Georgia and raised there by her grandparents. She grew up in poverty and around drugs, alcohol, and family violence. Her life experiences led her to obtain an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has been writing since she was nine years old and has found that her writing offers her another way to help people. Currently residing in Portland, Oregon her debut book…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Darryl Foto

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver Featuring Darryl Foto 7 pm Thursday, December 12 Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7 $5 Suggested donation No one turned away for lack of funds Angst Gallery 1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 angstgallery.com Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/ LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 Darryl Foto is a spoken word artist residing in Ellensburg, WA and the author of Of the Things I’ve Learned. He is a three-time winner of Central Washington University’s Inklings Poetry Slam and a two-time winner of the Rain City Poetry…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Nikki Burian

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, December 7th, we’ll have a feature from Nikki Burian celebrating the release of Nikki’s book Letters In My Nightstand (Lightship Press, 2019) and a long set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Nikki Burian Nikki Burian is a queer, nonbinary slam poet currently living in Portland, OR. Nikki primarily uses they/them but welcomes any and all pronouns. They are a recipient of the 2011 Iowa Poetry in Public award, are the co-founder of the quarterly open mic event, Merde, and have been featured in Woke Monozine, Prickly Pear Printing’s 2019 volume of We Grow Anyway, and on SlamFind. Nikki represented Portland in both the 2018 National Poetry Slam and…

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Slamlandia Dec. Rocking Frog Slam ft. Ben Yisrael

Join us for our DECEMBER Poetry Open Mic and Slam at our temporary first Thursday location – the Rocking Frog Cafe! This is the last WoWPS qualifying slam, and also a qualifier for our 2020 Grand Slam. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:00 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 6:30 PM. Rocking Frog Cafe 2511 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. There is a $1-5 suggested donation. We will have an spotlight performance from the superb Ben Yisrael! Ben Yisrael is a performance poet, storyteller, and writer. Some of his performance accomplishments include being the 2010 Dallas Poetry Grand…

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