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Write to Publish Conference

Write to Publish is an annual publishing conference hosted by Portland State University’s graduate program in Book Publishing. It is the largest fundraising event for both the program and the student-run general trade publisher, Ooligan Press. This event serves as an open house for people interested in the publishing program, while also being a great networking event for local publishers and writers. Every year, we hold panels, workshops, and seminars about the latest trends in publishing, making it a great conference for writers and industry professionals alike. [See more details on the Ooligan Press website.]

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Bike Chain Rain: A Birthday Tribute to David Cloud Berman

Musicians, writers, poets, fans and friends will play music, read work/tributes and tell stories about the great American poet and songwriter David Berman (Purple Mountains, Silver Jews) on what should have been his 53rd birthday. A benefit for Moms Demand Action and Write Around PDX With… Stephen Malkmus Bob Nastanovich Rebecca Gates William Tyler Clay Cole Franklin Bruno Oed Ronne A Certain Smile and writers: Kevin Sampsell Chelsey Johnson Jon Raymond Mo Daviau Kjerstin Johnson Daniel Elder Sophia Shalmiyev Douglas Wolk (MC) & Special Guests presented by chickfactor [Buy Tickets Here]

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Publication Fair 2019

FREE & open to the PUBLIC This annual event features work from local small presses and artists, such as: Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books Anthology Bookseller Big Big Wednesday Container Corps Division Leap Floating World Comics Future Tense Books Gobshite Quarterly/GobQ Books Know your City Monograph Bookworks Octopus Books Passages Bookshop Perfect Day Publishing PNCA Tavern Books Tin House Two Plum Press University of Hell Press

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Corporeal Winter Solstice Celebration

Come celebrate with us in downtown Portland, OR for a night of turning darkness back into light. Come by and let us show you our gratitude for being a part of our lives. Please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). Food and drink will be provided.

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ALGERNON BLACKWOOD’S THE WILLOWS release party with Nathan Carson and Sam Ford

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows is collected with a new 12-page prequel story never published elsewhere. Join the creators on Friday, December 13th for a release party and book signing. This immortal novella of extra-dimensional weirdness on the Danube comes to vivid life in graphic comic form thanks to the incredibly detailed black-and-white linework of talented newcomer, Sam Ford. Writer Nathan Carson’s thoughtful retelling reverently preserves the plot while breathing character-driven depth into this all-time classic. Two adventurous women, one British, one Swedish, encounter strange horrors in the Hungarian wilderness of 1907. What they discover on that crumbling sandbar makes them question their sanity, fear for their lives, and revel in otherworldly strangeness. Readers familiar with the story will delight in seeing it depicted in such painstaking,…

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Celebrate the Holidays with AMA PDX, PPI & IPRC

Join the American Marketing Association Portland Chapter, the Pacific Printing Industries Association, and the Independent Publishing Resource center to celebrate the holidays. We will have beverages and bites, plus D.I.Y. letterpress holiday cards. Join Portland’s marketers, publishers, printers and makers for some winter cheer! FREE EVENT, JUST RSVP AT THE LINK: https://ppiassociation.wildapricot.org/event-3599799

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Book Club Holiday Party

Join us for what we hope to be a tradition every year. IF YOU’VE ATTENDED A BOOK CLUB AT BOOKS AROUND THE CORNER IN THE PAST YEAR YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend our holiday party. December is a busy time a year so there will be no book clubs. We ask that all who attend wrap one of your favorite books new or gently used to participate in the holiday book exchange! We also would like to do a potluck so if you’re interested in bringing something please email us at: info@booksaroundthecorner.com. We also will have a special sale during the party for all of you that have supported us and made our book clubs so special. We hope you’ll join us for a…

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MUTANT COMICS X-POSITION AND TRUNK SHOW

X-Party! X-Music! X-Cake! X-Costumes! X-Travaganza! We’re feeling unprecedented levels of X-citement lately here at Books with Pictures, so we’re throwing an evening of X-treme frivoloty. Break out your Jubilee crossplay and come celebrate with us! In time for the release of the House of X/Powers of X hardcover, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk will present a Quicksilver-speed history of all of the X-Men-related series and miniseries Marvel has published since 1963, and sing a song that names 150 of them. And we’ll have sets of the best ones for sale!

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Buckman Journal 003 Launch & Holiday Art Market

Buckman Journal, a literary and art anthology features a wealth of short stories, essays, flash fiction, and visual art, all made by Portlanders. The third installment of Buckman Journal explores the way technology and media work with, for, and against our world. New issue out December 1st, 2019. Alongside the launch of Buckman Journal 003, Buckmxn Publishing is proud to host a holiday art market. Looking for unique gifts and want to support local artists and writers? Presto! Buckmxn has made it easy for you! Shop prints, stickers, craft items, original pieces, books, and more. Great deals and specials! All sales go directly to artists. Bunk Bar @ SW Water Ave. Thursday Dec 5. 6-9pm. Buy a sandwich. Have a drink. Browse art. Buy Buckman…

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THE SLEEP GAS release party and art exhibit with Chris Cilla

Chris Cajero Cilla is the author of the 2010 cult classic graphic novel, The Heavy Hand, and this new book from FU Press is a collection of the artist’s short stories created over the past decade-plus. Cilla’s absurdist humor takes center stage in this bouillabaisse of pieces that recalls the work of contemporary masters such as Matthew Thurber and Michael Deforge, as well as the unfettered id that permeates the great underground comix of the 1960s and 1970s. Cilla co-mingles a variety of styles and genres in the service of surrealist gems such as “Burp’s Law,” “Exqueezmeat,” and “Labyrinthectomy,” all of which will buoy you with a blissfully dull buzz, long after you’ve put it down. WHO: Chris Cilla WHAT: The Sleep Gas release party and…

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