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Spare Room Presents: In-person outdoor reading with Cobb, Kawano, Hartigan, & Morse

*A Triple Book Launch!* *An Outdoor Poetry Reading!* *The First In-Person Spare Room Event in 16 Months!* Spare Room Presents ALLISON COBB & YUKIYO KAWANO ENDI BOGUE HARTIGAN JESSE MORSE Sunday, July 18 2021 4:00 p.m. at 1122 Outside, 7629 SE Harrison, Portland, OR free / buy books / outdoors / masks and social distancing encouraged Please help us celebrate a (tentative) return to in-person events and three (not tentative) new books by the readers! Walking Mountains, an art exhibit by Erika Rier, will be on view in the outdoor gallery, and there is a “Paint Your Own Mountains” event earlier in the day, from 1 to 3 pm. Visitors are encouraged to come for the mountains and stay for the reading! *** Allison Cobb…

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Melanated Market Pop-Up!

Friday, June 25, 2021 12:00 PM 6:00 PM Outlet PDX (map) Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:00 AM 5:00 PM Outlet PDX (map) Melanated Market is a new monthly pop-up highlighting POC creatives and business owners! Join us in our courtyard for this awesome 2 day event and support POC makers! This market was created as a way to uplift POC business owners in Portland. There are many beautiful artists that have been working at their craft for years or just poured themselves into their art when they started to have time for themselves due to the pandemic. We are here to support all entrepreneurs at all stages and allow space for growth. You can find more info here!

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Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

🌟ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SALE!🌟 To celebrate Books with Pictures’ five years in business, we’re having our biggest sale ever, from tomorrow, June 2, through Sunday the 6th! We’ll have selected books and back issues for sale on the sidewalk for 65% off all week starting tomorrow, plus extra sales in store each day: Wednesday, June 2: Superhero graphic novels are 25% off — and Pup Tent, the awesome new florist in our lot, will be in costume as… well, it’s a surprise. Thursday, June 3: Zines and small-press comics are 50% off, and nonfiction graphic novels are 25% off. Friday, June 4: Single issue comics are 75% off. Excludes books released 5/26 and 6/2. Excludes curated $3 back issue section. Saturday, June 5: Non-superhero graphic…

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We Protect Us: A Sign Making Event

[From IPRC’s Newsletter:] We’re horrified and grief-stricken by the racist and misogynistic murders in Atlanta this week, and also by the escalating violence against AAPI community members in the past year. We commit to support and fight alongside our AAPI neighbors and colleagues, and once again denounce white supremacy. We know that this racialized, gendered, and xenophobic hatred & violence has a long history both in our state and in our country, and that it disproportionately affects communities made vulnerable by oppressive, colonialist, and classist policies worldwide. We stand with elders, sex workers, immigrants, and Asian Americans. It’s not enough to speak up only when a tragedy occurs, and we take this moment to deepen in our resolve to build solid relationships on the foundations…

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Justin Zimmerman and Robbi Rodriguez

Join writer / creator Justin Zimmerman at Excalibur Comics as he signs his upcoming oversized hardcover, THE 27 RUN: CRUSH. Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) will also be PREsigning copies before the store opens, so get your preorders in now! The signing will also feature FREE limited edition posters and an assortment of their other work together. Humanity’s only chance against 27 towering Monsters and legions of voracious Crawlies is the Mech Pilot Beti and a telepathic dog named E.K. But Beti faces an even bigger challenge: the return of a long-lost love! Get ready for an action-packed stand-off that continues the series Steve Orlando calls, “A wasteland tale energized with dark humor and fantastic creatures.” https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JAN211224

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Attic Institute: WINTER Online: Writing the New Poem Workshop w Ashley Toliver | Feb 23 – Mar 23

What happens when we expand our creative focus and let go of our expectations? In this workshop, we’ll use writing practices and generative techniques, explore poems and strategies, all with the goal of completing the workshop with a handful of new poems. Can we find liberation from the pressures we place on ourselves and our work? Join the experiment and let’s find out! Register for this workshop NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting it up is easy. And we can help you with questions, if needed. For each class, you’ll receive a Zoom “invitation,” from the instructor. Click the link…follow the simple directions about the settings for your microphone and…

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Justin Zimmerman at Excalibur

Join writer / creator Justin Zimmerman at Excalibur Comics as he signs his upcoming series launch, THE 27 RUN: CRUSH Premier #1 edition. The signing will also feature FREE limited edition posters, exclusive covers and an assortment of his other titles. Humanity’s only chance against 27 towering Monsters and legions of voracious Crawlies is the Mech Pilot Beti and a telepathic dog named E.K. But Beti faces an even bigger challenge: the return of a long-lost love! Get ready for an action-packed stand-off that continues the series Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman) calls, “A wasteland tale energized with dark humor and fantastic creatures.” https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV201160

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Comics Adventure: Local Comic Shop Day (LCSD)

Celebrate your local comic shop (hey, Comics Adventure!) on Wednesday, November 25th at 11 a.m. We’ll have some LCSD variants as well as the usual assortment of new comics, old comics, graphic novels and many other things.

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Moving with Every 1st reading

No bookstore readings possible, and I have a need to read, so will be reading in the schoolyard across from my house, near corner of 78th and Cooper. Plenty of space for distancing. you might want to bring something to sit on. I will read for 20-30 minutes. Poet & teacher Leanne Grabel says of Moving with Every “dan raphael’s world is a world where decimal points become poppy seeds, rivers hurl their fish bones at the stars, eagles drink at the bar, starling play pool, bass riffs twitch like perches, the wind, pocketless, collects things anyway, crows wear edwardian capes, hair is infested with sun, a sun that later gets stuck in traffic. The descriptions are impeccable.” right next to Jade Garden, Melba’s 100…

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Backstory Books & Yarn Summer 2020 Book Sale (Ends: July 22nd)

Buy 2 get 1 Free* Browse online or by appointment in the store. Shipping is available. Ends July 22nd. No credit for sale, no free new books. *Some restrictions apply. Our sale ends July 22nd There should be time to make appointments for browsing. Feel free to stay home and browse the website maskless. Obviously books about cats will sell first. That is just bookselling 101. [On Facebook] [On Instagram]

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