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Morgan Thomas in Conversation With Kristen Arnett

The nine stories in Morgan Thomas’s shimmering debut collection, Manywhere (MCD), witness Southern queer and genderqueer characters determined to find themselves reflected in the annals of history, at whatever cost. As each character traces deceit and violence through Southern tall tales and their own pasts, their journeys reveal the porous boundaries of body, land, and history, and the sometimes ruthless awakenings of self-discovery. A trans woman finds her independence through the purchase of a pregnancy bump. A young Virginian flees their relationship, choosing instead to immerse themselves in the life of an intersex person from Colonial-era Jamestown. A young writer tries to evade the murky and violent legacy of an ancestor who supposedly disappeared into a midwifery bag. And in the uncanny title story, a…

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QUEER PDXpression

Join us on October 28th, on the patio at The Local Lounge, Sign ups will start at 7:30 and show at 8ish. This Month we have the honor of Featuring Tolly. Tolly is a non-binary musician, Drag artist, writer, and shit starter who’s lived in Portland for 5 1/2 years… which is 5 1/2 years too long. They enjoy chicken tenders over chicken nuggets, regurgitating reality TV moments out of context, and praying for the downfall of America. Upon request to help make our show fully accessible we will have the pleasure of partnering with Fingers Crossed interpreting if you need assistance please contact Fingerscrossedinterpreting@gmail.com ahead of time to schedule an interpreter

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Incite: Queer Writers Read—July 2021

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bi-monthly reading series for Queer writers. Join us in July as we explore the topic of BOTH/AND with Ari Chadwick-Saund, Kosoko Jackson, and Sarah Mirk. This is an online event. Register to attend at https://literary-arts.org/events/. [Zoom Link] 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. The theme for July is Both/And. Register for this event in advance. Kosoko Jackson is a digital media specialist, focusing on digital storytelling, email, social and SMS marketing, and a freelance political journalist. Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured…

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Midsummer Poetry Camp

Midsummer Poetry Camp is a 6-week long writing intensive for Queer & Trans writers. Students will take part in weekly workshops via Zoom, with assignments & peer feedback due at each session & a class reading at the end of the session. Participants will have access to a full syllabus of resources & optional office hours throughout. Applications due June 20th Application forms here. *IPRC Workshops will be taking place via zoom through summer 2021. Instructor: jayy dodd Class sessions: 6 Wednesdays, June 30th – August 11th 4-6pm PST via zoom Cost: $120 Sliding scale and no-cost spots available Midsummer Poetry Camp is for writers 18+ For more info about summer youth programming, check out our Show:tell Camps

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Dovesong Labs Midsummer Poetry Camp

🚨 POETRY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT! This summer, I’m teaching a 6-week poetry workshop for Black+Indigeneous Queer/Trans Writers (of Color)! Space is limited (15ppl max) Applications due JUNE 20th! Wednesdays June 30th – Aug 11th 4 PM PST Applications Due June 20th [See Application Link in Bio Here]

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Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde w/ Cooper Lee Bombardier

Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde A 6-week online workshop STARTS: May 23rd, 2021 COST: $350 (scholarships available – priority to queer/trans POC writers – click here to apply) Cooper Lee Bombardier says: “To me, queer is expansive, queer is hybrid, queer is taking what works and leaves behind the retrograde.” Yes, for many queer is also an identity but you don’t have to identify as queer to benefit from a look at queer forms, or attempting to queer your own work. We’ll look at work that might be considered queer in content as well as form, and will embark on multiple generative writing “experiments” where we try on the forms and constraints studied, enter into conversation with them, become inspired by them, apply them to our…

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Incite: Queer Writers Read

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. The theme for May is Wayfinding.  Register for this event in advance. Wayne Bund is a multidisciplinary artist weaving fantasy and identity through photography, performance, and writing. He wrote his own evening length solo performance, “Strong Female Protagonist,” which he performed in Portland in 2018.  His works and performances have been exhibited nationally with Seattle Art Museum, On the Boards, and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, the Ludlow Festival in the UK, SOMarts in San Francisco, and Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance, Portland Institute for Contemporary…

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Flash in the Pan Session Three

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The third session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Siaara Freeman. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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IPRC: Flash in the Pan Session Two

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The second session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Casey Rocheteau. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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IPRC: Flash in the Pan: Session One

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops taught by jayy dodd with prompts, lessons, & guest talks. The first session will feature a guest talk from visiting writer Rachel McKibbens. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here

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