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HOCUS Reading: The Tarot

HOCUS is a quarterly reading event in the guise of a secret society. Our reading events are simultaneously silly and serious. “Hilarious,” “profound,” “close to the bone,” and “goofy” are all words which were bandied about by attendees of our last event.

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Natalie Diaz reads at PSU

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, CA. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. Her secoSnd book, Postcolonial Love Poem, is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2020. Diaz is a Macarthur Foundation Fellow, Lannan Literary Fellow, and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as receiving a U.S. Artists Ford Fellowship and Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program.

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2020

Our Spring 2020 reading period is open until April 30th. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: brief essays for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. [See the website for more info.]

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CANCELED – Rob Schlegel reads at PSU

Rob Schlegel’s third poetry collection, In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps (University of Iowa Press, 2019), was chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy for the Iowa Poetry Prize. He is also the author of The Lesser Fields (Center for Literary Publishing, 2009), selected by James Longenbach for the Colorado Prize for Poetry; and January Machine (Four Way Books, 2014), selected by Stephanie Burt for the Grub Street National Book Prize. With the poets Daniel Poppick and Rawaan Alkhatib, Schlegel co-edits The Catenary Press. Most recently, he has taught at Whitman College and Portland State University.

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Delve Readers Seminar: Delve Online: Still and Unstill: Objects and Landscapes as Human Metaphors

This Delve will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive information about how to connect with Zoom online. This Delve takes place virtually, at the Portland Art Museum, and coincides with the exhibition Volcano!, which marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. This Delve will explore museum galleries, pages of books, and the realm of memory, discovering commonalities in ways writers and visual artists recreate human experience through their hyper-realistic descriptions of material objects and natural places. Through a multi-sensory examination of objects, images, and texts, we will become fluent in this symbolic language of concrete detail. We will also look at various ways text and image interact, including how illustration functions as form of creative adaptation of a text, influencing our…

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The 2020 Brazilian Literary Spring in the U.S.

The Printemps Littéraire Brésilien is part of a research and educational initiative that is also aims to promote Lusophone literatures around the World. This annual colloquium was originally idealized by professor Leonardo Tonus (Sorbonne Université) to promote and to expand the training of students in institutions of higher education. Since its inception in 2014, the event has become an important space for debates on Brazilian literature, fomenting new readings and enriching experiences around the Portuguese language. In the 2020 U.S. edition, readings and panels will take place in several cities across the country between February 16th and April 16th. The event is organized in partnership with universities and cultural organizations: Columbia University, Brown University, Indiana University, University of New Mexico, University of Washighton, Oregon Center…

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Online: Coffee at Your Kitchen Table with Willamette Writers

Join us for coffee at your kitchen table with Willamette Writers Online! Warm up the coffeepot and get your cup — we’re ready for a coffee date with you online. Join us on Zoom for coffee and conversation. No reason — just connection. We will see you there! Details for joining online You can join us on your phone or on your computer. You do not need to have video, but it is helpful if you do. Log in a little early – sometimes it takes a second to load the online meeting on Zoom. You can click the link below on your computer or your smartphone to join. It will open an application: https://zoom.us/j/661140168 You can also phone call in to this number, and…

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Submission Deadline: HOCUS Reading: The Tarot–Submissions Now Open

HOCUS is a quarterly reading event in the guise of a secret society. Our reading events are simultaneously silly and serious. “Hilarious,” “profound,” “close to the bone,” and “goofy” are all words which were bandied about by attendees of our last event. Submissions are now open for our May 20th event. The theme is The Tarot. Works of prose or poetry which deal with this theme, either directly or obliquely, are welcome. We are looking for work which falls within the “literary” genre. No fantasy, sci-fi, horror, or romance please.

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