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Attic Institute: APPS DUE: May 16: Atheneum Master Writing Program for 2021-2022

An annual certificate program, the Attic Atheneum melds independent study under close faculty supervision, student receptions, public readings, and other special Atheneum events created around good food and great conversation, dialogue, and literary community. Running for just under a year, the Atheneum is designed to advance your writing and seed literary life in the city. Atheneum Fellows form a unique community of literary artists and citizens. (** Please note: if you are having trouble getting your app to us in time, need support or extra time with your letter of recommendation, please email us. We know this is a difficult time to be applying for something in the fall, and we want to make it work for you.) Learn more and apply

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#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will advance to our April 29, 2021 grand slam championship event. During the grand slam, these ten students will have their poems professionally recorded, aired, and scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition, identifying a top five and our next Grand Slam Champion. Tickets for…

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PSG !Extra! THE DEVIL WITH THE THREE GOLDEN HAIRS with Norm Brecke

Norm Brecke will tell this classic Grimm tale in two parts. You’ll also hear about Norm’s Uncle who influenced his sense of humor and theatrical side. In a way, his Uncle gets to play the Devil in the story, a part he would have relished. Get ready for a night of adventure, humor, music, and a good deal of luck! Join Portland Storytellers’ Guild as we welcome Norm Brecke to the stage for a tour de force one-person evening of stories and songs. The virtual event can be enjoyed right in the comfort of your home. The Portland Storytellers’ Guild continues its “virtual” season on Saturday, April 17 at 4pm AK / 5pm Pacific / 6pm MST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST via Zoom.…

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Application Deadline: KBOO Artist in Residence

The KBOO Community Radio Artist In Residence Program assists artists working creatively with sound. Every year, one artist or one collaborative group of artists will be awarded twenty hours of studio recording*** and production time with a KBOO Mixologist in order to create a piece of sound art that will be publicly presented at the end of the Residency. ***Due to COVID19, studio recording time may be limited or not available. KBOO is currently closed to all non-essential in-studio activity and we do not yet have an anticipated date for re-opening. The public presentation may need to be limited to a virtual format only depending on health and safety measures. Applicants should submit proposals that do not depend on using KBOO studios or having an…

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The Mystery Box Show: April

feat. Sampson McCormick, Rain DeGrey, Tatiyanna Shirley, and Reba Sparrow! From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into fetish, awkward first times, dark fantasies come true, and much much more. Storytellers have included bestselling authors, nationally touring comedians, adult film industry veterans, theatre professionals, sex toy experts, members from the kink community, students and people from all walks of life. Nothing here is too raw, too sweet, too strange, or too deep; it’s all about the sex, and all about the story.

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PSG: A Beautiful Girl, Her Prince (and that Step-mother!)

Sound Familiar?  The fairy tale with the step sisters, the fancy dress ball, the fairy god-mother? And those slippers? A universal story, right? Maybe not. Join members of the Portland Storytellers’ Guild for an around the world tour of this story from different cultures with so many nuanced differences. What – no slippers? Huh — no prince or fancy ball? Hey – what happened to the fairy god-mother? Through it all, discover that in our many cultural differences, we have a lot more in common than we thought. A half dozen storytellers bring you Cinderella in some of her many surprising guises from around the world. Join us for a fun frolic with an old/new friend. A virtual evening of tales Saturday, April 3 at…

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Submission Deadline: #Virtualandia 2021

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible* Portland-area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition presented by Literary Arts. Competitors will take to the mic for a chance to win prizes including the title of #Virtualandia slam champion and corresponding $1,000 visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will be selected to advance and qualify for our April 29, 2021 grand slam event. These ten students will have their poems professionally recorded and aired during the grand slam event to be scored by…

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Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Douglas Kearney

Red Read: Depictions of Violence Put Down in Poem Douglas Kearney has long written about the conflation between violence and entertainment in U.S. American culture, from badman folklore to postcards of lynching. Yet, the question that may haunt any writer is, what are the ethics of representing violence? How do poetic aestheticizations of brutality transform, reinscribe, or abet flesh and blood violence? Through a series of vignettes in which Kearney entangles his encounters with violence in writing and his own attempts to put it down on the page, the poet investigates what compels him about the subject. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry supports contemporary poets as they explore in-depth their own thinking on poetry and poetics, and give a series of lectures resulting…

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PROTOCOL: Episode 1

When an unexpected tragedy befalls the crew aboard space cruiser Elegua IV, they are thrust into a thrilling mystery which threatens their mission to preserve humanity. Conceived by Portland artist Phil Johnson, this science fiction audio experience traverses multiple times, dimensions, and galaxies. Immerse yourself in the pilot episode of PROTOCOL, a new podcast which explores how the systems we trust may not always be on our side. In honor of Lowell Jacobs. “PROTOCOL marks a revolutionary period in the world of audio and cinema. My goal was to expand the audio genre and create something unique, yet reminiscent of the way folks used to gather around the radio for their weekly audio dramas. The pilot of PROTOCOL was conceived with a group of futurists…

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Telltale Presents: What Are You Hungry For?

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are in our 4th season. Yeah, it’s going to be on zoom and not in person. Yeah, it’s not the same. But it’s better than nothing. And I said I’d do the show until the government stopped making me angry all the time….and….you see my point. At Telltale, you can expect about 6-8 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm,…

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