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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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Suspense and Treats: Sweethearts (a novel by Elizabeth Mitchell)

Come join me (Elizabeth Mitchell) at Broadway Books for the launch of my new literary suspense novel, SWEETHEARTS! Nineteen years after finding Laura Hurst in a frozen lake, Ada Bailey agrees with her therapist: it’s time to revisit Lynn Pond and confront the past. But Silynn holds more than memories. Decades-old secrets tumble out as Ada explores the town she was sent away from, though her return dredges up more than sordid pieces of the townsfolk’s lives. Sam Pruette, a collector of innocents, worries Ada may remember details from that frigid day in November of 1988. Laura was only the first sweetheart. On Wednesday, October 2nd at 8 pm, I will be reading from SWEETHEARTS. There will be cookies, drinks, and cute take-home conversation heart…

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Margaret Atwood In Conversation with Omar El Akkad

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with Margaret Atwood, acclaimed novelist, poet, literary critic, and activist. Join us as we celebrate the publication of The Testaments, Atwood’s hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 10, 2019. Atwood will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and Oregon author Omar El Akkad. The appearance of Atwood’s acclaimed dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, and the current Emmy-award winning television series based on the novel, have created a cultural phenomenon. Interviewed live on stage by Omar El Akkad, the conversation will span the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal story, 34 years later. Join us for an unmissable and intimate evening…

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Whitenoise Project 21: Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader

The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader is a collection of a multiplicity of beautiful voices from the Philippine diaspora exploring visions we carry for our dynamic, intersectional communities in this historical moment. Come hear about the birthing of the book, sharing of contributor’s voices, and engage in dialogue about our collective radical imagination. Part of the APANO Arts & Media Project (AMP) Summer Series. Co-sponsored by Whitenoise Project and Pacific Underground. [Free Tickets Here]

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Hocus

The Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes, or HOCUS, is a literary reading series with a tongue-in-cheek emphasis on the ritual aspects of writing. Be prepared for a few peculiar ceremonies, a little music, and some stories and poems centering on July 17th’s theme: Rites and Rituals. Go to www.hocus.ink for more information or to submit work.

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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

STORYTELLERS:  CHRIS WILLIAMS Past Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spon-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KATIE PIATT Past Winner, Member of That’s What She Said Queer Comedy Collective, Seasoned Performance Artist, Grandma in Training, ALEX DANG Writer, Program Specialist at Literary Arts, Knows Too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech and Debate Champion, and three other fantastic storytellers! Hosted & Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM $16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. VIP ticket holders will receive $10 GC…

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Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic

Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic with instructor Coleman Stevenson This workshop will introduce a range of spontaneous and magical methods for accessing creative impulses. We will find “the muse” in unexpected places and practice allowing it to come through without restriction. Prompts will use methods such as divination, magical writing, spontaneous mark-making, and severe constraints. We will also examine the work of artists and writers who have employed such methods in their own creations. This class is designed for artists and writers who want to broaden or recharge their practices, or for anyone seeking a greater connection with their creative self. Materials for all exercises will be provided as part of the registration fee. Coleman Stevenson is an…

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Back Fence PDX: Summer 2019: Intro to Storytelling

Master the art of live true personal storytelling, to get in on the fun on stage at The Moth, Back Fence PDX, or any of the storytelling shows in town. In this three week intro course, you will learn the basics of story construction using the five-part story arc, and how to use themes to choose your details and hone the right tone. You will also get the goods on how to deliver your best performance onstage. This class culminates in a live storytelling show, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience and have your story recorded as an audio file for you to keep. Mindy Nettifee, MA is one of the producers of Back Fence PDX and host for the Moth. She…

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SongbookPDX 16

Writers on the songs that terrified and inspired them. Seven writers, seven stories, seven songs, unlimited connections. Writers for Songbook PDX 16: Nastashia Minto Jessica Ann Dena Rash Guzman Debby Dodds Joshua James Amberson Andrew Fort Adam Strong

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ROUGH DRAFT

ROUGH DRAFT takes audiences behind the scenes – and possibly onto the stage – of a live storytelling show. We’ll take volunteers from the audience who have a story they’d like to tell, and together with our audience & panel of celebrity coaches we’ll shape that story into a work of art. If you’ve always wanted to try storytelling, ROUGH DRAFT is the place to find supportive, positive, constructive feedback to give you the confidence to take it to the next level. If you’re an old pro, ROUGH DRAFT is the place to hone that story you’ve been trying to get just right for a bigger stage. Mostly, though, ROUGH DRAFT is a great place to come for an evening of great stories. And because…

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