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Book Launch for Pobrecitos: New Poems by Eileen Davis Elliott

POBRECITOS A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR LOVERS OF WORDS AND IMAGES A Zoom event and book launch February 5, 2021 First Friday at 4:30 pm A collaborative work written by Eileen Davis Elliott Illustrated by Lily Engblom-Stryker and Ava Town, students and established creators sharing views of “ poor ones,” marginalized people of the world RSVP to Pobrecitos2021@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation, or for more information or call 360-433-8515. The poetry collection reflects many years of travel to far-off corners in the world by retired Vancouver, WA psychologist Eileen Davis Elliott. She sought the collaboration of two young artists who are studying at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. The poems have been illustrated by Ava Town of Ridgefield and Lily Engblom-Stryker of Vancouver. The…

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Attic Institute: WINTER Online: The Letter as a Literary Form w Wendy Willis | Feb 1 – Feb 22

We will explore the role of the letter in literature–letters from writers; letters between writers; letters as poems and novels and essays. We will investigate how a letter can  clarify and distill both voice and audience and how writing a letter might break open a project at just the right point or kickstart writing that has stalled. This is a generative workshop across genres. Register for this workshop NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting it up is easy. And we can help you with questions, if needed. For each class, you’ll receive a Zoom “invitation,” from the instructor. Click the link…follow the simple directions about the settings for your microphone and…

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Shooflies and Psilocybin

Theatre Vertigo presents a new, short play by ensemble member Heath Hyun Houghton*. Director Asae Dean and choreographer Thien Kim Bui create a sensual and kaleidoscopic multimedia presentation that is part experimental film, part photo essay, part radio play. A young writer, Tae Hoh (Samson Syharath) has recently lost his partner. Through an unlikely encounter with the ghosts of Anita Pallenberg (Jacquelle Davis), who was deeply connected with The Rolling Stones and Peter Orlovsky (Murren Kennedy), a Beat writer and Allen Ginsburg’s longtime partner, Tae Hoh comes to a turning point in this exploration of grief, inspiration and creativity. Featuring the music of Laura Nyro VENUE & TICKETS: Virtual Performances beginning January 31, 2021 FREE event, donations appreciated For more information visit www.theatrevertigo.org Donations: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?donation=verti…

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Poets’ Benefit for PWNW—The dance moves on and prose limps hopelessly behind.

Spare Room and Passages Bookshop present a virtual reading & performance to benefit Performance Works Northwest Celebrating 20 years of Portland’s most inspiring independent movement and performance venue, Performance Works NW (and 19 years of Spare Room), past and present members of the Spare Room reading series collective will come together from diverse locations to read and perform poems and things. Mark Owens, Maryrose Larkin, Laura Feldman, Chris Piuma, David Abel, Joseph Bradshaw, Sam Lohmann, Endi Hartigan, James Yeary, Jen Coleman, Chris Ashby Organized by David Abel of Passages Bookshop Pay what you will. Suggested $8-$25 If you need a free ticket email us at info@pwnw-pdx.org. ZOOM LINK TO THE EVENT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU [EventBrite page] [Facebook page]

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Winter 2021

Our Winter 2021 reading period is open from December 1st to January 31st. We accept 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 one or more 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: essays about literary defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about craft, storytelling, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A majority of submissions…

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Deadline: Special Award Nominations Due

As part of the Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts offers three awards that recognize significant contributions to Oregon’s literary culture: The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award is presented to an Oregon author in recognition of an enduring, substantial literary career. Past recipients include George Hitchcock, Ken Kesey, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Barry Lopez. The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community. Past recipients include José González, Kim Stafford, Barbara LaMorticella, David Milholland, Marlene Howard, and John Laursen. The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s young readers. Past recipients…

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Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2020/21 Season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Subscriptions start at just $90 for the series. Subscribe today! At this time, all lectures through the end of the 2020/21 season are scheduled to take place online through a virtual platform. Please contact our Box Office at la@literary-arts.org, if you have questions. OCTOBER 13, 2020, 6 p.m. Pacific Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator, naturalist, and historian of science. Her best-selling memoir H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her forthcoming essay collection, Vesper Flights, explores the human relationship to the natural world. JANUARY 28, 2021, 6 p.m. Pacific Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles (2011) and Circe (2018).…

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WITS Reading: Benson High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held in a local café or bookstore. With distance learning, we look forward to hosting our reading on Zoom and invite you to join us in celebrating these students and their work. This end-of-residency reading will feature students who worked with WITS writers Jessica Mehta and Laura Moulton. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscO6gpzkiGdXFU6TzwJaP6-DlLalsllHb After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Jessica (Tyner)…

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WITS Reading: Madison High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held in a local café or bookstore. With distance learning, we look forward to hosting our reading on Zoom and invite you to join us in celebrating these students and their work. This end-of-residency reading will feature students who worked with WITS writers Alex Behr, Damien Miles-Paulson, and Bruce Poinsette. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudeuvqzwsHdU8y9B-SsKNHvBb2PamM132 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.…

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{Workshop} The Heartfelt & Heartbroken: Writing Evocative Love Poems

Platform: Zoom Tuition: $40 To register, email jswilliams1307@gmail.com. Forms of payment accepted: PayPal, Venmo, and check. About the Workshop: Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Is there someone in your life, present or past (even future) that you’d like to write a poem for? In this intensive generative workshop, we will explore the many facets of writing “love poetry”, from the ecstatic to the melancholic, from discovering that intimate connection to finding uniquely evocative ways of expressing that connection through poetry. We will study how best to show true emotion without leaning too heavily into sentimentality, as well exploring poems that deal with loss of a loved one. We will analyze diverse poems from contemporary poets, followed by hands-on writing activities, prompts, and plenty of…

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