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CANCELED – 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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CANCELED – Wordlights Poetry ft. Red O’Hare & Nicole Jean Turner

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 28th, we’ll have features from Red O’Hare & Nicole Jean Turner and a short set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Igor Brezhnev! OUR FEATURES: Red O’Hare Red O’Hare is a Ashkenazi Jewish American poet from Oakland, California where she featured twice with Bay Area Generations. A product of Presbyterian missionaries from the Belgian Congo and Eastern European carny folk, Red has been performing poetry for 20 years with varying rates of success. She has recently released a poetry album Seaglass Strange (Lightship Press, 2019) and is currently working on a chapbook of poetry. Red works in a bakery and is…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Brennan Lucas Staffieri

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 21st, we’ll have a feature from Brennan Lucas Staffieri and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Red O’Hare! OUR FEATURE: Brennan Lucas Staffieri Brennan Lucas Staffieri is a poet, playwright, podcaster, and director. He is currently a senior studying creative writing and theatre at Pacific University, and he founded and served as the president of the poetry club there, where he ran workshops and developed poetry programing for the campus. He is in the process of writing his first collection of poems, 41°43.5’ N, 49°56.8’ W, which explores grief aboard the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic. He…

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Day 1: Typesetting Essentials Day 2: Printing Essentials Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course. 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2…

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PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic

PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic!! Bring your poetry, fiction, memoirs, and acoustic music! Before the open mic, there’ll be a space to work on projects and to get feedback from fellow queer and trans folks! Priority will be given to BIPOC creators. —————————— Accessibility Details: Venue space and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Try to come scent and fragrance free (smoke/vape your cigs and weed at least 30 mins before). If you want to get involved organizing the open mic or be a featured monthly reader please feel free to reach out!

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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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Learn Make Share: Bindfast Training

In this Learn Make Share, folks will be guided through the steps to bind a book using our Bindfast machine. Everyone will have a chance to practice using the paper stack cutter to prepare pages and bind 2-3 books. ** This LMS is part of a monthly series of trainings for the Bindfast. Once trained, members are certified to bind their own books during listed Bindfast open hours with volunteer support. *Free for IPRC members taking the workshop as one of 3 annual Learn Make Shares *$5-15 sliding scale for nonmembers, or for members who have already taken their 3 annual workshop. Payment taken at front desk. *LMS facilitators are volunteering their time–donations made directly to facilitator also encouraged! Register Here

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Book Club: Witch Boy

Named a Fall 2017 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and winner of the Best Mainstream Comic Prism Award, the Cybils Award, and the EBSCO SEE-IT Award, THE WITCH BOY is Molly Ostertag’s debut middle grade graphic novel. Even magic has rules . . . Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions. But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is Charlie, a girl from the non-magical side of town. Then, during a night…

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Powell’s Books Presents Rebecca Solnit in Conversation With Cheryl Strayed – SOLD OUT

This Event is All Ages and Reserved Seating. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE, DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING. NO REFUNDS. TO ACCESS PRESALE TICKETS, CLICK ON “TICKETS” AND ENTER THE PASSWORD ON “ENTER PROMO CODE” An Evening With the Author of Men Explain Things to Me Renowned feminist writer Rebecca Solnit has been writing important, acclaimed, prize-winning books for years. Her 2014 essay collection, Men Explain Things to Me, won her an ardent readership among a new generation of young women readers who found a welcome touchstone in Solnit’s articulation of the female experience. Solnit’s new memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence, offers an electric portrait of the artist as a young woman — and asks how a writer finds her voice in a society…

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