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Grief Rites Readers Series ~ September 9

A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others. *Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience. *Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises Readings begin promptly at 7:30pm. ***This month’s event will include an open mic, in addition to our curated readers. If you have words to share about your grief, we welcome you.*** Open mic signups begin at 6:30, readings start at 7pm. First priority will be given to those who’ve not previously shared at one of our events. You’ll have roughly 4 minutes. If you have any questions about the open…

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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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Other People’s Poems!

Come recite someone else’s poem from memory, or just listen. First Fridays 7pm sharp

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Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday August 31st, we’ll have a feature from Christopher Luna, two mini features from Toni Lumbrazo Luna & Morgan Paige, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Christopher Luna Christopher Luna served as the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. His first full-length collection of poetry, Message from the Vessel in a Dream, was published by Flowstone Press in 2018. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press for Northwest writers which also provides writing coaching, editing, and manuscript review. He has hosted the popular…

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Open Mic: MIND & MOUTH (all ages)

You know the deal: Performances by youth (10-24)! Folks of ALL AGES encouraged to come and listen! Performance sign-up will be available at the event! We’d love to see written and performance work of all forms shared – spoken word, slam poetry, monologues, acoustic music with written lyrics, hip hop, collections of words that can’t yet be defined by category, etc. $0-5 for youth (under 25), $5-10 for adults (25+)* Friday, August 30th, 7-10pm *Enrollment and sign in are not required for this event. Enrollment (open only to folks 24 and under) is required for the majority of our programming. If you’re a young person and plan to come back, you should enroll! For more details check out our enrollment page!

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Slamlandia House Show – ft. Jaz Sufi and Brandon Melendez

It’s time for another Slamlandia house show – this time featuring the amazing Jaz Sufi and Brandon Melendez! This show will be held at Pointy House (2930 SE Clay Street) on Saturday, August 24th. Show will be out in Pointy’s backyard (subject to move inside if weather is a problem (cause Portland) but highly doubtful that will be the case). Door opens & signups at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm. Some snacks and drinks will be provided (on a donation basis) – feel free to bring your own as well! ***There will be a $5 required entry fee at the door*** This house show will have an open mic that you can sign up to read in, as well as short spotlight features from Brennan…

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Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, August 24th, we’ll have a feature from Chris Gonzalez, mini-features from Micah Fletcher & Igor Brezhnev, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Chris Gonzalez Chris Gonzalez is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. He is interested in journalism, playwriting, music, and poetry. You can find more about Chris at chrisgonzalez.art. MINI-FEATURES FROM: 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. ~ Igor Brezhnev Igor Brezhnev is a poet and a book designer among his other sins. He has been calling Portland, Oregon his home…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. The Rain City Slam Team

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This slam is a qualifying slam for the Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals. There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from The Rain City Slam Team! 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…

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Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by Nova PDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, August 17th, we’ll have a feature from Laedi Monte and a long set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Laedi Monte Laedi Monte is the performance alternately known as Carrie Cantrell. The Laedi disrupts while Carrie writes, one through love and the other to fight. Poetry, eye contact, hope. *** Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On first and third Saturdays each performer in the open mic gets 10 minutes, there are only 8 slots available and the list order is randomized. Come share your words and join us for a night of open mic, a great feature and get nourishment & libations from Rocking Frog…

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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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