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Make IRL G!G Workshop: Talking to Ghosts – A Seance in Poetry workshop with Stephanie Adams Santos & Briauna Taylor

From IPRC’s website: The IPRC is in the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide (G!G) this year, an easy path for year-end giving with lots of incentives for your generosity. We’re offering a number of special gifts and workshops as part of our campaign. Talking to Ghosts – A Seance in Poetry is workshop with talented poets and teachers Stephanie Adams Santos & Briauna Taylor. All ages welcome. To pre-register, make a G!G donation and email  alley@iprc.org.

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Fridays on the Boulevard

From Fridays on the Boulevard’s website: Share the words. Listen and respond to fellow writers. Build community. First Fridays of the month (except summer). 7-9pm. At the Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne. Bring your own genre. How It Works: Interested readers place their name in a hat when they arrive. If you’ve had the opportunity to read at a recent Fridays on the Boulevard event, your name will be placed on an alternates list so we can encourage as many new readers as possible. Our reading order is selected promptly at 7 p.m., so please arrive early to place your name in the hat. We will have time for at least eight readers, with additional names pulled as time allows. Each reader has seven minutes…

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First Thursday: Genesis

From Powell’s Books’s website: Gen·e·sis: an origin, creation, or beginning. Eight diverse local artists have created work reflecting on what genesis means to them. The pieces run the gamut from epic digital drawings to abstract encaustics, incorporating reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, climate change, and the natural world. “Genesis” features work by Aremy Stewart, Consu Tolosa, Janet Julian, Kayla Carlson, Monika Kralicek, Shannon Carlson, Sharon Jonquil, and Steve Klinkel.

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The Hour That Stretches

From the Facebook event: Just in time for the Season of the Witch, the Hour That Stretches returns to Ford Food and Drink with a scorching lineup of new and vet performers: Science Fiction author Y.T. Cheng, trance-channeled for this appearance by Portland author and poet Alice Love! Scholar, poet, monologist, novelist and new friend of the Hour, F.I. Goldhaber! Humorist, LitFic author and raconteur Kelley Baker! And here to read from his new Eraserhead Press work of Dystopian Science Fiction Horror CRISIS BOY, Wonderland Award-winning author and performative powerhouse Garrett Cook! 7-10 PM. ALL AGES. SAFE SPACE FOR ALL. FREE BY DONATION. 2505 SE 11TH AVENUE, SAME BUILDING AS THE FORD GALLERY

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Eckes, Mutschlecner, Ogi, Strom 10/27 @ Ford Food and Drink

From The Switch’s website: Switch No. 48:  Ryan Eckes, David Mutschlecner, Alyssa Ogi and Dao Strom  Where: Ford Food and Drink 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland When: Saturday, October 27, 7 pm sharp Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. In recent years, he has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016. David Mutschlecner is a poet who lives and works in New Mexico. His books include Icon, Esse, Sign, and Enigma and Light, all published by Ahsahta Press. He is interested…

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Joel Bettridge, Tom Fisher, & Jamondria Marnice Harris

From Spare Room’s website: $5 suggested donation; no one turned away Jamondria Harris is a poet & multimedia artist living in Portland, OR. They use words, sounds, wires, instruments, textiles & what falls into their hands to engage with blackness, desire, spirit/source, decolonization, fairy tales, femme supremacy, & body horror. They are a VONA Workshop Fellow and an artist-in-residence at S1 Gallery, among other things. Their book of poetry and art, quaerere, is available from Magic Helicopter Press and their music can be found at meroitic.bandcamp.com . Tom Fisher is the author of Convivium (Publication Studio), Writing Not Writing (University of Iowa Press), and Sorsere (The Cultural Society). He lives in Portland and teaches at Portland State. Joel Bettridge is the author of three books of poetry, That Abrupt Here…

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The Two Judiths — A Reading of New Poetry

From Mother Foucault’s Bookshop’s website: Please join us Friday, October 26 for a reading of new poetry with “The Two Judiths,” Judith Barrington, and Judith H. Montgomery. Judith Barrington’s fifth collection of poetry, Long Love: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry) was published this June.  She is also the author of The Conversation (2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award. Judith is also the author of the prizewinning Lifesaving: A Memoir, and the best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art. She has been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program and teaches workshops around the U.S. and in Britain. Judith (Judy) H. Montgomery lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon. Her poems appear in the Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, and Tahoma Literary…

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Benefit Reading at City Hall

From IPRC’s website: The Independent Publishing Resource Center’s 20th Anniversary Reading Featuring: Anis Mojgani, Lidia Yuknavitch, Martha Grover Graciously Hosted By: Portland City Hall

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Dark Moon Reading

From Mother Foucault’s Bookshop’s website: Dear Friends, please join us on Thursday, October 25 for a reading of poetry, prose, and dark matter. More about readers and work below. manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist living and working out of a garage in southeast Portland, OR. They use text, ephemeral sculpture, and the general intellect in a process of magical thinking, with attention to ritual aspects of aesthetics. They wrote List of Consonants (Bottlecap Press, 2015), transtrender (Quimérica Books), and most recently,their debut collection of critical prose, Incalculable Loss, available now from the Institute of New Connotative Action Press. abreu also co-runs home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland. https://manuelarturoabr.eu Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from–the sea. Her writing…

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Fatimah Asghar in Conversation With Samiya Bashir

From Powell’s website: In her powerful debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us (One World), Fatimah Asghar, poet and cocreator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls, captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing. Asghar will be joined in conversation by poet Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories. Preorder a signed edition of If They Come for Us: Poems

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