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Songbook PDX 13

From Facebook event: I’ll be reading with an *amazing* group of writers on the songs that terrified and inspired us. Each reader will read their piece about a song that either terrified or inspired them. Then you’ll hear the song. It’s the literary mixtape you always wanted. And in my case, it’s so. damn. queer. And funny in that painful hanging out alone behind the gym with your Walkman kind of way.

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TELLEBRATION We Are Connected: Coming Together As A People Of The Human Race

Discover how our stories connect us. We find similarities in the stories we tell, in the triumphs we celebrate, in the loves we have lost. Nationally acclaimed storyteller Oba William King comes to Portland, Oregon as the featured storyteller for Tellabration™ 2018 with an evening of connections. Known as The Poetic Storyteller, Oba plays with rhythm and rhyme to capture your imagination. Winner of awards like the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Traditional Folk Arts, Oba incorporates He has presented programs across the United States for young children, teens, adults, and seasoned storytellers. Join the Portland Storytellers’ Guild in welcoming Oba William King for Tellebration™ on Saturday, November 17th, 8:00 p.m. in the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SE Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Tickets $20 at…

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Old Pal Launch Reading!

Drink wine, pal around, and listen to readings from four of [Old Pal‘s] inaugural contributors. Bios below. Colleen Burner is a Midwestern-raised writer and artist, co-editor of Shirley Magazine, and Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. Their work has appeared in Quaint Magazine, Permafrost, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable, and Entropy. Erin Perry lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Caroline Wilcox Reul is the translator of Wer lebt / Who Lives by Elisabeth Borchers (Tavern Books, 2017) and the current poetry editor for the Timberline Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the PEN Poetry Series, Tupelo Quarterly, Poetry International, Lunch Ticket, The Los Angeles Review and others. Consuelo Wise grew up on the Lost Coast in Northern California. [From the Facebook event page]

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Clem Starck & Friends

From Mountain Writers Series’s website: Tolovana Arts Colony & Mountain Writers Series present an evening of poetry and music to celebrate the launch of Clem’s new book of poetry Cathedrals & Parking Lots: Collected Poems Clem Starck Reading Poetry with Music by Fisher Poets Jon Broderick & Jay Speakman Friday, 7:00 PM, November 16, 2018 Tolovana Arts Colony 3779 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach OR Suggested admission $5 Clemens Starck is a Princeton dropout, a former merchant seaman and reporter on Wall Street. He has worked at many jobs, but mostly as a union carpenter and construction foreman on the West Coast—San Francisco, British Columbia, and Oregon. His first book of poems, Journeyman’s Wages, received the 1996 Oregon Book Award as well as the William Stafford Memorial…

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VERMIN Book Launch — Marilyn Stablein

From Mother Foucault’s Bookshop’s website: Please join us on Friday, November 16, for a book launch reading and signing with Portland poet Marilyn Stabelin. VERMIN A Traveler’s Bestiary Lice, leaches, roaches, and rats, what people call “vermin” are fascinating cultures with vivid life styles. Marilyn Stablein, their chronicler, is a non-judgemental and generous writer who watches these non-humans with serene detachment, humor, and uncanny empathy. Portland writer, Marilyn Stablein is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer and mixed media artist whose sculptural  artist’s books, altered books and performance art concern visual narrative, travelog and memoir. www.marilynstablein.com

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Book Launch: 40th Anniversary Edition of Killing Floor by Ai

Join us in the Metropolitan Lounge of Portland’s Union Station to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Edition of Ai’s groundbreaking second poetry collection, KILLING FLOOR! Featuring a host of readers, including Stephanie Adams-Santos and Zachary Schomburg. Free drinks and snacks. Books for sale. Open to the public. PLUS: Tavern has commissioned poet/artist/publisher Zachary Schomburg to create an original hand-sketched portrait of Ai on the occasion of KILLING FLOOR’s 40th anniversary. Zach will be selling prints of this gorgeous portrait at the event. They’re limited edition, so get one while you can! *Parking free after 7pm. *Enter station through lobby and follow signs to the Metro Lounge. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ai, who described herself as 1/2 Japanese, 1/8 Choctaw-Chickasaw, 1/4 Black, and 1/16 Irish, was born in…

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BONE TAX POEM CLUB Featuring Carter, Lopez, Ayres, Harper

Hosted by Ross Robbins, and featuring Aimee Lopez, Jake Ayers, Amy Temple Harper, and Nathan Wade Carter. From the Facebook event: Come hear poems, drink booze, buy books, and be AWESOME. [From Instagram:] Readers include Nathan Wade Carter (@purrbot), Amy Temple Harper, and Jake Ayres (@jakeayresman)–more TBA!

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A. Molotkov

From Broadway Books’s website: Anatoly Molotkov joins us at 7 pm on Thursday, November 15th, to read from his new collection of poems, Application of Shadows. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker, and visual artist, and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (www.Inflectionism.com). Born in Russia, he moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. Published by Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Cincinnati Review, Tampa Review, Raleigh Review, Cider Press Review, and elsewhere, Molotkov is the winner of several short fiction and poetry contests and a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Molotkov’s translation of a Chekhov story was included by Knopf in their Everyman Series. He also plays the Armenian duduk. His previous collection was…

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Esther Belin

From Reed College’s website: Esther G. Belin is an award-winning Diné poet and multimedia artist. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in outlets including Wicazo Sa Review, BOMB, Democracy Now!, and Studies in American Indian Literatures. She considers the following locations her homeland: LA, Durango, Diné bike’yah. Her writing and art grows from and is an offering to the collective humanity, bila’ ashdla’ii.

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The People’s Poets (Open Mic)

The People’s Poets is hosted every 3rd Saturday. We have been a huge success so far and we want to continue that energy this month! We call ourselves “The People’s Poets” because our goal is to amplify voices of color while providing a safe place for displaced communities in Portland. While we welcome and encourage everyone to attend and support, we exclusively reserve the open mic as a platform for writers of color. 2$ suggested donation. Light refreshments provided. You may contact Woodlawn MIC, or host Brianna Grisby for questions or to sign up in advanced. You may also sign up on Saturday from 5:30-6:00pm. Bring a date, some friends, family, or even pull up alone, you will be greeted and welcomed! Hope to see…

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