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PNCA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Presents: An Evening with K-Ming Chang & LaTanya McQueen

Find more information about this event here and register in advance here PNCA Faculty LaTanya McQueen and Guest Artist K-Ming Chang read from their most recent prose works. Proof vaccination and mask-wearing are required. K-Ming Chang is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2021, her chapbook BONE HOUSE was published by Bull City Press. Her short story collection, GODS OF WANT, is forthcoming from One World, as well as a novel titled ORGAN MEATS. She lives in California. LaTanya…

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Jeff Alessandrelli and Felicity Fenton

Poetry reading featuring Jeff Alessandrelli and Felicity Fenton. Jeff Alessandrelli is most recently the author of the poetry collection Fur Not Light (2019), which The Kenyon Review called an “example of radical humility…its poems enact a quiet but persistent empathy in the world of creative writing.” Entitled Nothing of the Month Club, an expanded version of Fur Not Light was released in the United Kingdom in 2021. In addition to his writing Alessandrelli also directs the nonprofit book press/record label Fonograf Editions. https://jeffalessandrelli.net/ His upcoming book of fiction And Yet from PANK can be preordered here. Felicity Fenton‘s work (social practice, photography, words, installation) has been featured in public and private spaces around the globe. She is a RACC grant recipient, was artist in residence at the Washington County Arts Council and her collaborative project –…

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Forest Bathing and Writing: Mt. Tabor Park

This class, held outdoors at Mt. Tabor Park, will guide you in practicing skills associated with shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing—a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature. The class will include several invitations to explore your senses and your relationship with nature, time for written reflection, and opportunities to share your observations and your writing, if you wish. In each class, you’ll learn approaches to writing and to being with nature that you can use in your everyday life to help promote a sense of relaxation, connection, and wonder. No prior experience with writing is required. All forest bathing and writing prompts may be practiced seated, standing, or walking, depending on your comfort, ability, and interest. Classes will be held rain or shine, so please…

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Learn Make Share: Comb Binding

Register here *This workshop is scheduled to be in-person in the Main Studio Space at the IPRC: Masks & Proof of Vaccination Required 318 SE Main St. Ste. 155 Portland OR 97214 Learn Make Share: Comb Binding In this Learn Make Share workshop, members will learn how to use the comb binder in the IPRC’s Publishing Tool Library. Participants will come away with a spiral bound notebook, info about where to source binding materials, and the know-how to make their own comb-bound projects. Our Learn, Make, Share series offers introductory, hands-on demos on a variety of the tools in our Print & Publishing Tool Library including our button makers, spiral and coil binders, stack cutters, staplers and photocopiers. These hour-long skill-shares are designed to introduce new…

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Summer Series: Recycled Paper Making

Recycled Paper Making Register here Instructor: Jenn Woodward of Pulp + Deckle This workshop is in person: Masks / Proof of Vaccination Required Capacity: 8 Sliding scale $10-55 2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized Sunday, June 26th 10:30-12:30 Want to learn how to make your own paper for art, books, or other fun projects? In this course we will focus on simple papermaking that you can do at home using an ordinary kitchen blender, picture frames, knitting hoops, and recycled paper- like test prints and junkmail. We’ll also use cookie cutters and stencils, try out some embedding/inclusions, and learn different drying techniques. Students are encouraged to bring dried plants, seeds, yarn and thread if they would like to add it to their paper.…

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Lynn Xu, Joshua Edwards, and Stacey Tran

Poetry reading featuring Lynn Xu, Joshua Edwards, and Stacey Tran. Born in Shanghai, China, Lynn Xu is the author of the full-length collection Debts & Lessons (Omnidawn, 2013) and the chapbooks June (Corollary Press, 2006) and Tournesol (Compline, 2021). She has performed cross-disciplinary works at the Guggenheim Museum, The Renaissance Society, Rising Tide Projects, and 300 S. Kelly Street. She teaches at Columbia University, coedits Canarium Books, and lives with her family in New York City and Marfa, Texas. Joshua Edwards is the author of Castles and Islands, Architecture for Travelers, Imperial Nostalgias, Campeche (with photographs by his father, Van Edwards), and Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa; and he translated María Baranda’s book-length…

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Zine-Making Workshop with Skate Like a Girl

MAKE A ZINE AT THE IPRC: In this two hour workshop, participants will learn about zines, and make a collaborative zine from start to finish: from content creation, to printing, assembling, and binding. This workshop provides a space for our women, trans, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming community to express themselves through the art of zine-making! Ages 16+ Register now: https://www.skatelikeagirl.com

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Decision Day Action in Portland: We Won’t Go Back

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade thus putting a final nail in the coffin of legal abortion rights on the national level. The only reason abortion rights were achieved was because of the struggle of tens of millions of women demanding justice in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. The people’s struggle will be the path to win and secure abortion rights and all other rights once again. Now more than ever we cannot sit back and despair. We must take to the streets across the country and make it clear that we will not accept this. We won’t go back. We WILL fight back!

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The Pointed Circle Release Reading

From The Pointed Circle’s Instagram: Sorry for the radio silence, folks, but we have some exciting news! We will be releasing Issue XXXVIII of The Pointed Circle on Friday the 17th of June! If anyone is interested in hearing the writers read their work from the Issue, you will be able to watch our release party reading through zoom from 7-9pm on the same day. DM for Zoom details.

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