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FEAR ICONS Book Launch — Kisha Schlegel with Erica Trabold

From Mother Foucault’s website: Join us on Friday, October 12, for the release of FEAR ICONS (OSU Press, Oct 2018) by Kisha Schlegel. Kisha is joined by Erica Trabold, author of the forthcoming FIVE PLOTS (Seneca Review Books, Nov 2018). “Who are we to each other when we’re afraid?” Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel asks in Fear Icons, her moving and original debut essay collection. Her answer is a lyric examination of the icons that summon and soothe our fears. From Donald Trump to the Virgin Mary, Darth Vader to the Dalai Lama, Schlegel turns cultural criticism personal with bracing intelligence and vulnerability as she explores what it means to be human, a woman, an artist, and, in particular, a parent: what it means to love a…

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Tod Davies

From Powell’s website: A compelling descendant of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Tod Davies’s Report to Megalopolis (Exterminating Angel) is a tale of a man bent on conquest, and of an adversary that may yet defeat him: the ghost of the Arcadian Devindra Vale, the only woman he has ever loved. Preorder a signed edition of Report to Megalopolis: The Post-Modern Prometheus (History of Arcadia #4)

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Visiting Writers Series: Madeline ffitch

From Reed College’s website: Madeline ffitch writes and organizes in Appalachian Ohio. She was a founding member of the punk theater company, The Missoula Oblongata, and is the author of the story collection, Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Her writing is featured or forthcoming at Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, Granta, Vice, and Big Big Wednesday. Her first novel, Stay and Fight, will be out from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Spring 2019. Free and open to the public. Eliot Hall, Chapel

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Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike

From Open Mike’s Meetup site: What We’re About This is a safe space to share your words and to enjoy others sharing theirs. Our intent is to reinvigorate the poetic scene in SE as a collective group of artists and aficionados. We hope you will join us for these evenings of creativity, culture, and community. How We Do Things We meet on the second Wednesday of every month starting October 12, 2016. If we draw a regular audience we will see about increasing the frequency. We put out the clipboard for sign-ins at 6:30 PM and will start the first reading at 7:00 PM. You are welcome to come early to have a bite or a drink. Poets read in the order they sign up…

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Whitenoise Project 17: Izora / Dickinson / Springer / Toliver

From Whitenoise’s Facebook event: Introducing the first of several Whitenoise Project events presented in partnership with the Multnomah County Library: Join us for an evening of poetics and absence to celebrate the release of Ashley Toliver’s Spectra, out now from Coffee House Press! https://www.npr.org/2018/09/22/650698275/ashley-tolivers-spectra-is-her-first-major-book-of-poems Featuring: Tanya Dickinson Rachel Springer Annika Hansteen-Izora Ashley Toliver ADA Accessible and All Ages! $5 suggested donation to help support the artists No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The Whitenoise Project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepresented communities (Black, Indigenous, PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC and people with disabilities), and is supported by a Jade-Midway Placemaking Grant from APANO. looking for more BI/POC writers and artists to feature in upcoming events! email…

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Collage Night

IPRC’s website

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The Future of the #MeToo Movement

From Reed College’s website: The #MeToo movement appeared to erupt and spread like a wildfire, suddenly revealing and then burning down serial predators’ careers. But decades of effort prepared the way — and there’s still a long way to go before it’s over. Award-winning journalist E.J. Graff, who has covered the women’s movement and sexual harassment for decades, offers her perspective on what led to the #MeToo moment — and what needs to happen next. E.J. Graff is an author, journalist, commentator, and editor who has been reporting on gender & sexuality since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Her work appears in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Vice Magazine, Politico, The Nation, and Mother Jones. She is managing editor of The Monkey Cage, a political science…

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The History of Bookmaking at the Women’s Studio Workshop

From Reed College’s website: Lauren Walling is the Executive Director of Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW), a visual arts organization in Rosendale, New York. Since 1974, WSW has brought over 5,000 artists from across the globe to work in the printmaking, hand papermaking, letterpress printing, photography, book arts, and ceramics studios. Over 6,500 Ulster County youth have participated in WSW’s Art-in-Education program. WSW’s artists’ book grant program has published more than 200 artists’ books, collected by special collections of major libraries and museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tate Modern, and The Library of Congress, among others. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provides professional opportunities for artists at various…

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QTIPOC Draw Night

From IPRC’s website: Draw, craft, chat with other Queer/Trans/Inter* People of Color! First Sundays of the month, 6-10pm ADA accessible, Free parking available Light snacks and tea provided.

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FRUIT GEODE Book Launch — Alicia Jo Rabins & Mat Johnson

From Mother Foucault’s website: Join us at the official hometown book launch celebration for Alicia Jo Rabins’ FRUIT GEODE (Augury Books)! Alicia will read poems and perform the live poetry soundtrack she has composed especially for the book on violin through electronic pedals. With very special guest, fiction and comics writer Mat Johnson (Loving Day, Incognegro, Pym, and so many more). About Fruit Geode: In lyrical, unflinching poems, Rabins investigates the passages of pregnancy, birth, and early infancy through a constellation of ancient and modern experience…In tracing the ritual mysteries of motherhood, Fruit Geode examines what it means to be transformed, to leave behind our certainties and walk into the unknown. “If you have a body, [‘Fruit Geode’] is a must read.”-Lynn Melnick About Mat…

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