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Visiting Writers Series: sidony o’neal

sidony o’neal (b. 1988) is an artist and writer from Sacramento, CA. Previous exhibitions and performances include Fourteen30 Contemporary, Linfield Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Performance Space New York, and If I Can’t Dance. o’neal’s writings have been published at Arts.Black, Scrolldiving, The Capilano Review, Passages North, BATHHOUSE, SPOOK magazine, and the journal of Women & Performance. sidony is the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2013). Residencies include Literary In(ter)ventions Banff Center, Creative Exchange Lab, Arteles Center, and S1 Synth Library. sidony is an instructor in the Department of Music and Sonic Arts at Portland Community College.

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Visiting Writers Series: Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. Nominated two-years running for the John C. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a winner of the Firecracker Award, they produce fiction that embraces alterity via queerness, disability, and Blackness. In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honour List and in numerous best-of-the-year lists, Solomon’s debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, a Tiptree, and a Locus Award. Their short work appears in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, the New York Times, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Tor.com, Gay Mag, and elsewhere. Their second book, THE DEEP, a project based on a song of the same title by Daveed Diggs-fronted experimental…

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Visiting Writers Series: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge ’69

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge ’69 was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of 12 books of poetry including Empathy, Four Year Old Girl, I Love Artists and Hello, the Roses. A Treatise on Stars is forthcoming from New Directions Press along with a new edition of Empathy. She has collaborated with artists in the book arts and in theatre, including Frank Chin, Theodora Yoshikami, Richard Tuttle, Kiki Smith, Tan Dun, Davide Balula.  Forthcoming is an album with nature recordings by Rafael Sanchez. She graduated from Reed College in 1969, and her thesis was a book of poems. She lives in New Mexico and New York City.

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Visiting Writers Series: Janice Lee

Janice Lee is a Korean-American writer, artist, and editor. She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, plants & personhood, the apocalypse, architectural spaces, inherited trauma, and the concept of han in Korean culture, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness, Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an experimental novel, Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), a book-length meditation and ekphrasis on the films of Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), a lyrical essay reflecting on the death of Lee’s mother, and most recently, The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), a collection of travel essays inspired…

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HOCUS Reading: Familiars

A literary reading masquerading as a secret society. Join us for a chance to reaffirm your belief in the truth of fiction with readings, sharing, and perhaps your only opportunity ever to hear the names of your favorite fonts chanted in a quasi-religious manner.

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Revolution

REVOLUTION: Prepare a five-minute story about rebellion. Renewal, upheaval, or ridding a system of evil. Whether macro or micro, tell us about a moment of complete transformation, progression, regression. A call to arms or a call to action, share a story of change and the power of resistance. This venue is 21+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts Additional Information About the Venue This venue is 21+.

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Booklover’s Burlesque: Erotica Edition

It’s time to celebrate smutty books as Lacy Productions presents… BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: Erotica Edition Saturday, February 1, 2020 on the Crush Bar stage in Portland, Oregon! Booklover’s Burlesque is the Pacific Northwest’s sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque performances all in one show! Professional readers, actors, and/or local authors & writers read aloud a three to five minute piece of erotica for this edition of Booklover’s Burlesque, which is then followed by a burlesque performance inspired by the piece. Burlesque Artists for this chapter of Booklover’s Burlesque include: Sandria Dore BeeBee Sanchez Resa La Revv (Theresa Hanson) Paige Rustles Luz de la Concha Whisper DeCorvo MissDoe Chanterelle Charm Velveteen Sweets Readers for this chapter of Booklover’s Burlesque include…

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More Devotedly Volume II: Climate Crisis

Volume II: Climate Crisis, the second installment of More Devotedly, realizes we know the facts about climate change—what’s needed now is an emotional transformation that incites action. Combining live music, poetry, dance, and audio storytelling to tell three stories around climate change, composer, and podcaster Douglas Detrick invites guest artists Joe Kye, Stephanie McCollough, and Lara Messersmith-Glavin to open our hearts to the enormity of our present challenges. Presented as part of the Fertile Ground Festival. More information at MoreDeVOTEdly.com [Note that there are multiple performances set during this event’s time: Sat – Feb 1 – 5:30 pm Sat – Feb 1 – 9:30 pm Sun – Feb 2 – 1:00 pm Sun – Feb 2 – 5:30 pm Buy Tickets Here]

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Fundraiser: Physician storytelling night!!

Join us for a physician storytelling night as five Portland pediatricians share vignettes of the funny, crazy, moving, devastating and weird things we see as we care for children. We are raising funds for an online pediatrician storytelling library, Reflections on Rosebuds. Suggested donation $10.

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Russell Rowland

Montana, 1968: The small town of Paradise Valley is ripped open when popular rancher and notorious bachelor Tom Butcher is found murdered one morning, beaten to death by a baseball bat. Suspicion among the tight-knit community immediately falls on the outsider, Carl Logan, who recently moved in with his family, and his troubled son Roger. What Carl doesn’t realize is that there are plenty of people who have reason to kill Tom Butcher. Complications arise when the investigating officers discover that Tom Butcher had a secret – a secret he kept even from Junior Kirby, a lifelong rancher and Butcher’s best friend. As accusations fly and secrets are revealed one after another, the people of Paradise Valley learn how deeply Tom Butcher was embedded in…

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