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November BIPOC Writers Workshop

For BIPOC writers Searching for a space to create new work with fellow BIPOC writers? This two-hour workshop meets on Zoom. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to BIPOC writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Scholarships are available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information. Jacqueline Fitzgerald is a transformation coach, educator, and artist who centers healing, creativity, and embodied equity to cultivate collective belonging. After over a decade of experience as a teacher and facilitator in Portland area public schools, Jacque brings a trauma-informed, joyful, and loving approach to her values re-alignment work. Her writing has been published in The Oregonian, The Learning Network of…

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Application Deadline: Tin House Summer Residencies 2022

Applications are now open for our 2022 Summer Residencies. Running May through August, each residency comes with a $1200 stipend and an apartment in Portland.⁠ ⁠ In the hopes of accommodating a wide variety of schedules, Residents may stay for any length of time within the dates of their awarded residency, meaning you can stay for a weekend or a month (and still receive the same stipend).⁠ ⁠ The deadline to apply is 11/21, with application fee waivers available. [Apply Here]

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Portland Audubon’s Wild Arts Festival

Portland Audubon’s Wild Arts Festival — The Northwest’s premier show and sale of nature-related art and books is back in person on the PSU campus – just in time to kick-start holiday shopping Nov. 20-21. Something for everyone, all weekend long [Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.] [Kids under 12 get in free] This year’s Wild Arts Festival at PSU’s Viking Pavilion will highlight dozens of artists and authors plus a robust silent auction. Find the perfect gift or something for yourself, with proceeds benefiting Portland Audubon’s education and conservation efforts. Meet some of your favorite nature writers at the Book Fair! It’s a fun, safe weekend celebrating nature through the arts. [See the Wild Arts Festival website…

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The Stacks Coffeehouse: November Write-In

Gather online with a group of writers on a Saturday morning! This will be focused, dedicated writing time, filled with inspiration, writing exercises, guided writing time, and discussion about writing craft. All levels are welcome. All you need is three hours of Saturday morning that you can steal from the rest of your daily obligations, a device that can connect with us on Zoom, and something to write on, whether that’s pen/paper, laptop, or a typewriter.

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PNCA Graduate Symposium 2021: Speculative Futures

Hallie Ford School of Graduate studies (HFSGS) at PNCA is pleased to announce the 2021 Graduate Symposium theme: “Speculative Features.” This symposium will consider how contemporary artists render algorithmic harms visible and imagine speculative futures optimized for just outcomes. The two-day event will facilitate conversations on the ethical, environmental, political, social, and economic impacts of artificial intelligence and machine learning for artists, designers, makers, writers, researchers, and cultural workers. Featuring the work of Amelia Winger-Bearskin, an artist who innovates with technology to make a positive impact on her community and the environment, and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, a scholar and curator exploring the intersections of algorithmic justice and visual art, Speculative Futures explores how artificial intelligence shapes political imaginaries of what is yet to come. SCHEDULE:…

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Telltale Presents: Let’s Go Home

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are solidly in our 5th season. Although we have generally gone back to doing our shows in person at The Chapel Theatre, there wasn’t an available date for us for November that worked for the crew, so we’re going to do a one off ZOOM ONLY show. No in person version. (We will be back to livestreaming and being in person in December though!) So let’s pretend it’s winter 2020 (gross….) and do this one more time. At Telltale, you can expect about 8 performers sharing something…

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Columbia Writers Series: Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley is a fiercely funny author and essayist whose humor is lively and genuine. She is a relentless comedic force who the New York Times called, “an incisive observer of human nature.” Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. The former was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and was described as “perfectly, relentlessly funny” by David Sedaris. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was a national bestseller, a New York Times editor’s choice, and it has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures. Sloane’s most recent book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was met with high praise. Steve Martin said of…

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Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community. Join us for 90 minutes of creativity and community-building, with generative writing exercises, sharing and strengths-based feedback. Our workshop model, refined over 22 years, is proven for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. Fall 2021: Every other Thursday, September 23 through December 16, from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific Time).  Thursday, Sept 23 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed.  Thursday, Oct 7 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed. Thursday, Oct 21 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Full. Please join us next month! Thursday, Nov 4 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Nov 18 from 11 am-12:30…

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Incite: Queer Writers Read – November

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine. [Featuring: Andrew L. Huerta, Mikki Gillette, Carolyn Wood] The theme for November is “Bare.” Register for this event in advance. Andrew L. Huerta lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he has spent the last twenty-four years in Higher Education teaching/advising students who are the first in their families to attend college. With his MA in Creative Writing and PhD in Education, he just published a collection of short stories entitled A Different Man (Bold Stroke Books) and is now looking to complete his first novel, Raggedy Anthony. His…

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In-person Book Launch & Exhibit: Diane Jacobs / Owed to The Mountain

You are cordially invited to a book launch and exhibition for a new artist’s book by Diane Jacobs: OWED TO THE MOUNTAIN Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 pm with a brief artist’s talk at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 12:00-6:00 pm Passages Bookshop 1223 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 503-388-7665 Masks required for attendance ================================================= Passages Bookshop is pleased to welcome folks back into the shop with an exhibition of prints and books by Diane Jacobs, all related to the exciting and ambitious new project that has kept her occupied for the last several years, Owed to The Mountain. From the prospectus: Stories are both history and prophecy — time is circular — stories are among our most potent tools for restoring the land…

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