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Bookmark 2021

Literary Arts is proud to invite you to Bookmark 2021, a celebration of the stories in our community and the essential ideas and issues they raise. Join us on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 5:30PM (PST) for a special pre-show in advance of the 6:00PM (PST) event to support readers, writers, and the next generation of storytellers. You’ll hear moving stories from artists within our community, as well as surprise special guests, performances, and more! Throughout the evening, you can directly support the work we do to shape the future of storytelling in Oregon. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Allen at maggie@literary-arts.org. How do I participate in the virtual event? Click on the livestream button above to join the event on Thursday,…

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Cirque Journal at the Kennedy School

Join Cirque Journal publisher, writers and fans for an evening of readings, book signings, and rubbing elbows with poets, essayists, fiction writers, dramatists, graphic artists for engaged literary arts fun. Learn how to publish with Cirque Press, and submit to Cirque Journal; be a fan. We want you all to have a chance to try your hand at submitting to this 11-year-old fine literary-arts journal out of Alaska, but for PNW/Alaska/ Canada/ Hawaii writers. Cirque #22 is just out, and it has a theme — The Land Ethic. Just out May 2021, available now and at the Kennedy School event.

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HOCUS Live Reading: TALISMANS

This BYOT* event will feature fiction, poetry, and arcane rituals in an atmosphere of tongue-in-cheek solemnity. Presented by HOCUS, Portland’s best-publicized secret society. The theme of the evening will be TALISMANS. *Bring Your Own Talisman. Seriously, bring your own talisman: a coin, a t-shirt, a coffee mug, or whatever brings you luck.

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Summer 2021

Our Summer 2021 reading period is open until July 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 defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about storytelling, literary craft, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column and resources; 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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Beyond the What: Swapping Art for Plot in Memoir, with Lidia Yuknavitch

WHAT: A three-hour online webgasm with Lidia Yuknavitch and at least one special guest. (With a 15-minute intermission.) WHEN: Saturday, July 24th 1PM-4PM Pacific (4PM-7PM Eastern) WHERE: ZOOM. Meeting ID will be provided ahead of time. (Interested in this event but unable to join it live? All registered attendees will receive a link to a recording of it that will be viewable for one week afterwards.) HOW MUCH: $150. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are always available. Click here to apply. (Note: This offering is available as part of a three-webinar bundle along with Unlikeable on Purpose and Revivify: Breathing Life into Dead Matter. Each webinar is $150, but you can sign up for all 3 for $395. Just…

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Love Notes: Flash Prose

In this prompt-driven 2-day intensive participants will create a series of connected flash love stories. With the aid of experimental exercises exploring prose and poetry (epistolary, lists, photo captions, etc.) we will celebrate and write about love in all its forms, including the flip side of love and more! Special attention will be paid to voice and technique. Fiction, non-fiction, all genres welcome. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available.…

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Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

For people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time), Free. (No workshop 12/25.) Workshops are held via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens the 1st of the month every month. Pre-register for our 2nd Friday workshop here. Pre-register for our 4th Friday workshop here. Click here for more workshop details.

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How to Pitch and Edit an Anthology, an Electric Literature virtual salon presented by Mount Saint Mary’s University

tHave you ever dreamed of editing your own anthology? Even if you haven’t, should you? Join our panel of veteran anthology editors to learn how to develop an idea for an anthology, pitch it to publishers, solicit and edit work from writers, and pull together a finished book that unites a range of talented voices, all digging deep into a topic you are passionate about. We’ll also address how writers can get their work included in such anthologies. Whether you already have an idea for an anthology or you’re wondering if this publishing pathway might be right for you, bring your curiosity and your questions to this event. Audience Q&A to follow. Sari Botton, editor of Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving…

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Submission Roulette II, an Electric Literature virtual salon presented by Mount Saint Mary’s University

What goes through an editor’s mind when they read the first lines of your story? What can you do right away to hook them and keep them turning pages? Which tired moves make them groan and lose interest fast? One of our most exciting salon events is back by popular demand! Recommended Reading editors Halimah Marcus and Brandon Taylor return to edit your anonymous first pages, submitted just for this event. They will read each page for the first time live on screen, sharing their immediate reactions as they go. Here’s what previous attendees said about this event: “Immediately planning to rewrite all my first pages.” “Live impressions are true-to-life and that’s why this session has been so uniquely valuable.” “10/10 would pay for more of…

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The Dandelions Are Prophesizing: A Writing Workshop Through Plant & Mycelial Encounters w/ Janice Lee

The Dandelions Are Prophesizing: A Writing Workshop Through Plant & Mycelial Encounters A 4-Week Online Workshop starting July 19, 2021 “The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” – Thich Nhat Hanh “If we are interested in livability, impermanence, and emergence, we should be watching the action of landscape assemblages. Assemblages coalesce, change, and dissolve: this is the story.”…

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