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Powell’s Books Presents: Richard Powers

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Richard Powers’s The Overstory is a prescient work of fiction arriving at a time of fierce political debate over the environment and a surge in grassroots activism. From one of America’s most “prodigiously talented” writers (New York Times Book Review) comes a magisterial novel about the world of trees and a band of people determined to change the way it is perceived. In The Overstory, the National Book Award-winning author carves a spellbinding tale of lives interlinked across vast stretches of time and space by nature’s powerful, unseen hand. A year spent under the redwoods of California’s Central Peninsula revealed to Powers the immensity and miracle of trees. In reflecting on his previous novels, he realized he had never fully…

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Powell’s Books Presents: ZADIE SMITH

Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. The author of five novels, including the award-winning White Teeth and On Beauty, as well as two collections of essays, Smith was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta‘s 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. In her first short story collection, Grand Union, Smith combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Interweaving 11 completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from The New Yorker and elsewhere, Smith presents a dizzyingly rich…

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HOCUS Reading: Hauntings

We are a community of writers dedicated to the liturgies of literature, the creeds of creation, the sacraments of the synonym. We prostrate ourselves at the temple of Times New Roman. HOCUS is an episodic, eclectic, and occasionally unhinged series of readings and gatherings. Our themed readings emphasize prose of all lengths (from prose poems to novel excerpts) with an emphasis on still-emerging writers. Our events also focus on building community and connections between writers. The theme of the October 9th Reading is . The submission period is now open at www.hocus.ink. Deadline is September 15th 2019. [see also the Facebook event page]

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The Mystery Box Show and RISK! at Revolution Hall

Details TBA. About The Mystery Box Show: From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into fetish, awkward first times, dark fantasies come true, and much much more. Storytellers have included bestselling authors, nationally touring comedians, adult film industry veterans, theatre professionals, sex toy experts, members from the kink community, students and people from all walks of life. Nothing here is too raw, too sweet, too strange, or too deep; it’s all about the sex, and all about the story. [Buy Tickets Here]

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Cult of! Catwoman: A Meow Mix of Drag

Cult of! Returns with one of its favorite obsessions….Catwoman!!! Catwoman has clawed her way into our hearts over the years in so many different forms. From her classic 1940s debut in the Batman comics to her iconic tv and movie portrayals. We are going to represent them all at Cult of! Catwoman So get ready for some Cat-tastic acts on Sept 17th at Crush Bar Pdx Portland’s favorite bar! Hosted by Wolfgang X Tunes by DJ Aurora Visuals by Violet Hex Cast and special guest star announced soon! Tickets General Admission $10 VIP table (seats 4) $50 tacky-wacky-inc.ticketleap.com/cult-of-catwoman/ Doors at 8:30 Costumes encouraged!

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Portland Writers’ Picnic 2019

It’s the 5th annual Portland Writers’ Picnic! Writers of all pathways, come eat and drink and hang out. Bring the whole family. Picnic area D in Laurelhurst Park. It’s a potluck, so bring something to share. BYOB. Come celebrate writing and friends and community!

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Telltale: Hail to Whatever

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This is a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are now in our third season, and we are very excited for all the shows coming up this year. At Telltale, you can expect 8-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, alcohol if that floats your boat, excellent pizza, dark humor, and some rad raffle prizes. You might make a new friend. You know how hard it is…

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SFWA Portland Reading Series: Ted Chiang, Jack Skillingstead, and Daryl Gregory

Pacific Northwest-based Sci-Fi writers Ted Chiang, Jack Skillingstead, and Daryl Gregory head up the latest installment of a quarterly reading series with readings from their latest works, along with opportunities for networking and conversation. [See also the Facebook event page and the SFWA official site]

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Other People’s Poems!

Come recite someone else’s poem from memory, or just listen. First Fridays 7pm sharp

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Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday August 31st, we’ll have a feature from Christopher Luna, two mini features from Toni Lumbrazo Luna & Morgan Paige, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Christopher Luna Christopher Luna served as the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. His first full-length collection of poetry, Message from the Vessel in a Dream, was published by Flowstone Press in 2018. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press for Northwest writers which also provides writing coaching, editing, and manuscript review. He has hosted the popular…

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