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Grief Rites Readers Series ~ September 9

A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others. *Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience. *Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises Readings begin promptly at 7:30pm. ***This month’s event will include an open mic, in addition to our curated readers. If you have words to share about your grief, we welcome you.*** Open mic signups begin at 6:30, readings start at 7pm. First priority will be given to those who’ve not previously shared at one of our events. You’ll have roughly 4 minutes. If you have any questions about the open…

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Tell Me A Story #7 – Jessica’s B-Day Edition

Welcome to the 7th installment of Tell Me A Story! It’s our one year anniversary and host Jessica Wadleigh’s 34th revolution around the sun! For this special installment, we’ll be bringing back performers from previous shows to share their work. Join us Sunday, August 25th at 6PM to celebrate work from: – Nastashia Minto – Flint – Iza Avalos – Leah Baer – Shloimy Notik – Special Guests? As always, Tell Me A Story is hosted by our friends at Rose City Book Pub and is free admission. Come have a drink and a delicious meal and enjoy these talented creators!

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Two Artists Who Have Secrets to Tell

Artists/writers Mary Pacios, an ex-pat from Massachusetts and Margie Lee, born in the state of Washington – each has a compelling story to tell. Margie reveals dark secrets in her latest book of poetry, Seeing Myself, while Mary lays bare her meanderings through 1950s Boston and !960s Berkeley in Memoir of an Unintentional Feminist. The two authors will read excerpts from their new works, followed by a discussion

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John Marble Bids Farewell to his Youth

Help John celebrate this bittersweet time in his life at The Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St., on Monday, August 19, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a Meet and Greet. FEATURING SPECIAL MUSIC GUESTS THE CLOWNS WITHOUT PITY! Mr. Marble will read selections from his second unpublished novel, The Good News, as well as his new play, Horror on Scaphoid Island. The readings will be interspersed with performances by The Clowns without Pity. Mr. Marble is aspiring for an ambience of surreal eccentricity for the party, so costumes and accessories are welcome. Suggested cosplay may include: Viking, Jehovah’s Witness, Hipster, Clown, Alice Cooper, Gorilla, Alcoholic Sea Captain, Precocious Japanese Child, Giant Spider, Mysterious Stranger, Private Detective, Jehovah’s Witness Zombie, Cthulu Cult Worshipper, Military…

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Longreads Club: Is Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Task Force Corrupt?

READ THE SERIES: https://theintercept.com/series/secret-brazil-archive/ This is one will be a little different. Rather than a single article, this is a series of articles from The Intercept called the Secret Brazil Archive. It’s great if you can read the entire series, but you are not expected to. Drawing from leaked texts and messages, this exposé seems to show that the heralded and groundbreaking investigation, known as Operation Car Wash, that rooted out corruption in Brazilian politics turned into a coordinated effort between prosecutors and a judge to jail political enemies and clear the path for a Jair Bolsonaro victory in last year’s presidential election. 20,267 words. Est. reading time: 1 hr 14 min. If you prefer to listen to the article, you can create a Text-To-Speech…

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Sexy Leper – Chad Stroup

Reading, Signing, & Q&A for Chad Stroup’s latest novel Sexy Leper. It’s Halloween in the Hollywood Hills, and Kat Dyer’s going to have the sexiest costume for a night of shameless debauchery. However, Kat’s plan is derailed when the costume shop screws up her order and gives her a costume that is the polar-opposite of sexy. Deciding it’s better to be temporarily ugly and seen than beautiful and quickly forgotten, Kat attends the biggest party of the year, only to awaken with the strangest post-Halloween hangover ever: partygoers are transforming into the likenesses of the costumes they wore the night before. Meanwhile, a mysterious force begins to stalk and pick them off on by one. Kat and her friends must discover the cause of the…

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Celebrate Writing Against the Darkness!

On Tuesday, August 13, 7:30-9:00 p.m. we’ll have a reading event at Rose City Book Pub related to The Longest Day, a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association. A team of writers calling themselves Writing Against the Darkness spent June 21, the summer solstice and literal longest day of the year, writing from sunrise to sunset to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Come hear a reading, grab some good food and drinks, and help celebrate!

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Story Time for Grownups

Dorothy Parker was born on August 22, 1893. In honor of her August birthday, David Loftus will read from the work of the woman with the pen dipped in acid. David Loftus reads from the stories, poems, and witticisms of Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker was born on August 22, 1893. In honor of her August birthday, David Loftus will read from the work of the woman with the pen dipped in acid. If you recognize the couplet “Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses” or the truism “Living well is the best revenge,” then you’re hearing Dorothy Parker. Poet, critic, short story writer, and two-time Academy Award nominee for her screenplays (including co-authorship of the 1937 version of A Star Is Born), she remains…

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Longreads Club: Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/george-soros-viktor-orban-ceu/588070/ As the Hungarian prime minister systematically undermined his own country’s education system, one institution stood defiant: a university in the heart of Budapest, founded by George Soros. Join the Longreads Club where we explore a long-form article focused on global topics. No membership or registration required. Just read the article, show up, and join the discussion!

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Tell Me A Story? #6

Tell Me A Story is a semi-regular reading series hosted by Jessica Wadleigh at the Rose City Book Pub on NE Fremont Street. This series features storytellers and poets coming together to share their work. This free event will feature great work from: – Jewels – Margaret Malone – Briauna Taylor – Emilly Prado – Julia Wohlstetter – and your host, Jessica Wadleigh Please join us Monday, July 29th at Rose City Book Pub from 7pm-9pm. Drinks and a full menu of delicious food and snacks are available. [See also the Facebook event page]

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