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Whitenoise Project 21: Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader

The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader is a collection of a multiplicity of beautiful voices from the Philippine diaspora exploring visions we carry for our dynamic, intersectional communities in this historical moment. Come hear about the birthing of the book, sharing of contributor’s voices, and engage in dialogue about our collective radical imagination. Part of the APANO Arts & Media Project (AMP) Summer Series. Co-sponsored by Whitenoise Project and Pacific Underground. [Free Tickets Here]

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Hocus

The Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes, or HOCUS, is a literary reading series with a tongue-in-cheek emphasis on the ritual aspects of writing. Be prepared for a few peculiar ceremonies, a little music, and some stories and poems centering on July 17th’s theme: Rites and Rituals. Go to www.hocus.ink for more information or to submit work.

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Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic

Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic with instructor Coleman Stevenson This workshop will introduce a range of spontaneous and magical methods for accessing creative impulses. We will find “the muse” in unexpected places and practice allowing it to come through without restriction. Prompts will use methods such as divination, magical writing, spontaneous mark-making, and severe constraints. We will also examine the work of artists and writers who have employed such methods in their own creations. This class is designed for artists and writers who want to broaden or recharge their practices, or for anyone seeking a greater connection with their creative self. Materials for all exercises will be provided as part of the registration fee. Coleman Stevenson is an…

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SongbookPDX 16

Writers on the songs that terrified and inspired them. Seven writers, seven stories, seven songs, unlimited connections. Writers for Songbook PDX 16: Nastashia Minto Jessica Ann Dena Rash Guzman Debby Dodds Joshua James Amberson Andrew Fort Adam Strong

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Free Range Poetry: Phil Meehan, Penelope Scambly Schott, Betsy Fogelman Tighe

Free Range Poetry presents Phil Meehan, Penelope Scambly Schott, Betsy Fogelman Tighe Monday, July 1, 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. PHIL MEEHAN has worked for 40 years as a chef in the Portland area. He retired in 2015 and spends his time writing, dancing and watching the city change with every season. His chapbook 2016 Beached was based on photographs left by his uncle. It celebrates life on the Oregon Coast during the 1910’s. PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT’S most recent book is November Quilt. She is known to hang out on the east…

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Last Sunday Writing Workshop

Last Sunday @ The Stacks will be powered by Dovesong Labs, and your workshop instructor will be jayy dodd. These workshops are available to all on a drop-in basis and all skill levels are welcome. The workshop will begin with some instruction and presentation by the workshop leader, and there will also be time to write, so please bring your pen/paper/laptop/typewriter. $5 suggested donation.

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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 June 29th, we’ll have a feature from 2019 Portland Poetry Slam Team and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: 2019 Portland Poetry Slam Team The 2019 Portland Poetry Slam Team are Rose City champs this year! The unique voices of Brianna Grisby, Avery Gadling, Bella, and Kate Leddy have come together to form a team with unstoppable energy, a broad range of experiences, and a universal appreciation for good frozen pizza. Their work will inspire you to celebrate, to grieve, to reflect, to listen, and to get involved. Most importantly, they hope you have fun! *** Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On second…

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Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser

Our annual Pride Foundation (https://pridefoundation.org) Literary Fundraiser, as always, brings an incredible lineup. We’ll be hearing from local LGBTQ-identified authors Amy Schutzer, Nastashia Minto, Stephen O’Donnell, and Gillian Herbert. This is a powerhouse event every year and with these readers, this year will continue the tradition. We’ll hear from all of them, and also hear from and about Pride Foundation, and learn about the important work they do for the LGBTQ community in this part of the country.

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Before the Sun Rises: An Evening of Dance, Music, and Poetry

Collaborative event with Josh Murry-Hawkins and Washington Dance Creative; Judy A. Rose, composer and musician; Gwendolyn Morgan, Clark County Poet Laureate, 2018-2020; Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate, 2018-2020; and special guests. Please join us in supporting local arts at the event. [see also the Facebook event page]

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Poets Dobby Gibson & Zachary Schomburg

The poems in Dobby Gibson’s new book transform the everyday into the revelatory. Little Glass Planet (Graywolf) exults in the strangeness of the known and unknowable world. In poems set as far afield as Mumbai and Marfa, Texas, Gibson maps disparate landscapes, both terrestrial and subliminal, to reveal the drama of the quotidian. Elegiac, funny, and candid, Little Glass Planet is a kind of manual for paying attention to a world that is increasingly engineered to distract us from our own humanity. In Zachary Schomburg’s own words, Pulver Maar (Black Ocean) “is a collection of poems written between 2014 and 2018. Some of the poems are long, and some of them are short.” These are every bit the poems you’ve come to dream of, long…

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