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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead (Sold Out)

Colson Whitehead is a novelist, essayist, and reviewer whose most recent works include 2019’s The Nickel Boys and 2016’s The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by theNew York Times Book Review. NPR hailed The Underground Railroad as “an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction.” Whitehead’s other books include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. The 35th season…

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Story Party Portland | True Dating Stories

At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! You’ll hear stories from our professional storytellers and some brave audience members. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing now come to our show and laugh for real! — — — Wanna share your story? — — — If you’re dying to share your story write it down anonymously on our confession slips on the night and we will read them out loud so you…

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Amor Towles (Sold Out)

Amor Towles is the author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a New York Times best seller which O, the Oprah Magazine praised as an “elegant period piece,” in which, “Towles continues to explore the question of how a person can lead an authentic life in a time when mere survival is a feat in itself,” and was named as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. He also penned Rules of Civility, a New York Times best seller which was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011, and the novella Eve in Hollywood. Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA…

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Michelle Tea: Conjuring Story (Nov 9-10)

When: November 9th and 10th:: 11:00am – 4:00pm Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 Cost: $400 What do magic and writing have in common? How do both practices influence one another, and how can they ground us or remove us from our bodies? In this workshop we will probe the mystery of writing, a type of magic, with a focus on memoir and the power of conjuring our stories and transforming our experience of our own lives. Practical concerns such as authority and craft will share space will conversations about the somatic effect of writing memoir on a writer’s body and psyche. This workshop will be beneficial for writers regardless of literary and magic experience! New material will be generated from prompts inspired…

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An Evening with David Sedaris

NPR humorist and bestselling author of Calypso, Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, known for his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso was nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well…

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Reclaim your Voice: From the Page to the Stage w/Domi Shoemaker and G. Ravyn Stanfield: Nov. 2&3

Where: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 When: November 2 + 3 (Sat+Sun) 10-5p (*partial scholarships are available! please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com to inquire) Join us on this provocative and playful mind/body immersion into the heart of art spoken aloud. Are you carrying old stories about using (or not using) your voice? Do your hands shake when you are asked to read your work in public? Do you want to expand your vocal range and speaking ability through the power of shared creativity and a whole lot of fun? If you answer YES to any of these, this workshop is for you! Come awaken the power of your authentic voice in an incredibly supportive environment. We will guide you and help…

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The Write to Heal Retreat

This is a rare opportunity to connect, share, create and constructively critique with other folks that can relate. Heal Write! Workshop Series and The Write to Heal Retreat is an open space that will inspire creatives to speak their truth to trauma. We intentionally design the environment to be safe, culturally competent, and collaborative. Registration is simple, space is limited. Participants in the The Heal Write! Workshop Series are eligible to recieve scholarships to attend The Write to Heal Retreat, November 1-3rd, 2019 in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.    We encourage writers of any genre, at any stage in their writing development to join an open space that inspires creatives to speak their truth to trauma.  There is no cost to attend the Heal Write! Workshop…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Renée Watson

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates in celebration of his first novel, The Water Dancer (coming September 24). Coates will be in conversation with bestselling author Renée Watson. Tickets will go on sale July 16 at 1:00 p.m. [Buy Tickets Here] Tickets start at $15. Each $85/65-level tickets includes a pre-signed copy of The Water Dancer, Coates’ latest book (coming September 24). In this boldly imagined work of magic and adventure, Coates offers a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery. Driven by the author’s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell…

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WRITING & THE BODY: FALL, Oct. 10-13

This workshop is sold out – please use this link to sign up for the waitlist. Jennifer Pastiloff and Lidia Yuknavitch are now running their infamous workshop three times a year! Lucky for us since this workshop has been selling out a year in advance for awhile now. Jenn & Lidia are both renowned in their fields in their own right, and both of them are known for their inventive, non-traditional methods. Together they lead you to your most creative place by tapping into your body first, and then picking up the pen. But don’t worry! You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body?…

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HOCUS Reading: Hauntings

We are a community of writers dedicated to the liturgies of literature, the creeds of creation, the sacraments of the synonym. We prostrate ourselves at the temple of Times New Roman. HOCUS is an episodic, eclectic, and occasionally unhinged series of readings and gatherings. Our themed readings emphasize prose of all lengths (from prose poems to novel excerpts) with an emphasis on still-emerging writers. Our events also focus on building community and connections between writers. The theme of the October 9th Reading is . The submission period is now open at www.hocus.ink. Deadline is September 15th 2019. [see also the Facebook event page]

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