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Wordlights Poetry ft. Micah Fletcher

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, February 29th, we’ll have a feature from Micah Fletcher and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Allegra White! OUR FEATURE: Micah Fletcher Micah Fletcher is a nationally recognized poet and spoken word artist who took first place in Portland Oregon’s city wide youth poetry competition called Verselandia in 2013. YOUR HOST: Allegra White Allegra White is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Allegra’s chapbook of poetry On The Backs Of Product Request Forms (2019) explores themes of escapism and humor in the mundane. Her full length poetry collection will be released in 2020 by Lightship Press. She studied English…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Maryam Gabriel-Imam

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, February 22nd, we’ll have a feature from Maryam Gabriel-Imam and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Allegra White! OUR FEATURE: Maryam Gabriel-Imam Maryam Gabriel-Imam (pronouns they/she) is an Egyptian poet, scholar, singer-songwriter, translator, disabled performer, and tenderqueer caterpillar. They hold a masters in Middle Eastern Studies from the City University of New York, and they currently teach History at Rosemary Anderson High in Portland, OR. They are also the up-and-coming bilingual drag performer and activist, Baba Yusef. Maryam/Baba is currently working on mixed-media poetry performances incorporating live music, drag and spoken word, breaking the boundaries of who gets to…

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PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic

PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic!! Bring your poetry, fiction, memoirs, and acoustic music! Before the open mic, there’ll be a space to work on projects and to get feedback from fellow queer and trans folks! Priority will be given to BIPOC creators. Accessibility Details: Venue space and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Try to come scent and fragrance free (smoke/vape your cigs and weed at least 30 mins before). If you want to get involved organizing the open mic or be a featured monthly reader please feel free to reach out!

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Queer PDXpression

Grab a Drink, Grab a chair, Grab an Open Mind. February isn’t always Romance and Flowers somtimes its dark and twisty come share your breakup poems your sad love poems, the things you wished you could of said. We have the pleasure of featuring: The black Acid Queen Bio : ” Black Acid Queen is an avant garde retro electro digestion of personal trauma, hedonism, desire, fantasy and comedy. The front, back and side person, Zai Outlaw is a self taught multidisiplinary artist.”

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Revolution

REVOLUTION: Prepare a five-minute story about rebellion. Renewal, upheaval, or ridding a system of evil. Whether macro or micro, tell us about a moment of complete transformation, progression, regression. A call to arms or a call to action, share a story of change and the power of resistance. 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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Queer PDXpressions Presents Sometimes You Gotta Say F#!K IT.

Grab a Drink, Grab a Chair, Grab an Open Mind. We are so excited for our First show at Rogue Hall. We will have a sign up sheet starting at 7:45 pm show will start at 8:00 pm. we also have the pleasure of hosting Nicky

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Team Semi Final and Open Mic

Join us for a team semi-final and open mic!!! The top two poets from the last four slam will be competing! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will be at our venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also note that we start a little earlier then at previous venues. Accessibility info: Tiny’s is on the 6 bus line, which is a frequent service line. It is a quarter mile from the the streetcar line and about a half mile away from the max. The building and stage is wheelchair accessible and most of the seating…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Brian S. Ellis

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, February 15th, we’ll have a feature from Brian S. Ellis and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Igor Brezhnev! OUR FEATURE: Brian S. Ellis Brian S. Ellis is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Often Go Awry from University of Hell Books. He lives in Portland, Ore. YOUR HOST: Igor Brezhnev Igor Brezhnev is a poet and a book designer among his other sins. He is the founder of Wordlights poetry reading series and of Lightship Press, a small press focused on publishing poetry. Igor has two full length collections of poetry…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Armin Tolentino

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Armin Tolentino Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver 7 pm Thursday, February 13 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 Armin Tolentino is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press, 2019). He earned an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic Lobster, Hyphen…

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Slamlandia February Literary Arts ft. Cheryl Maddalena

Join us on FEBRUARY 13TH for a Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam! This is the last a qualifying slam to get into our semi finals. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 7:00 PM Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. No door admission. We will have a feature from the incredible Cheryl Maddalena! Cheryl Maddalena is a poet, mom, engineer, and psychologist… but not all at the same time. Known for her eclectic catalog and group piece composition, she has reached National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, Group Piece,…

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