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Sanctuaries

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity. Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist ALEXANDER GEDEON | director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | ITHICA TELL…

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The Moth Mainstage in Portland

The Moth returns to Portland this December! This extraordinary performance will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live. Literary Arts and The Moth are bringing a new lineup of storytellers to Portland. Each Moth Mainstage show features five tellers who have developed their true stories about a given theme with help from The Moth’s directors. The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 30 cities worldwide.…

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Story Party Portland | True Dating Stories

At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! You’ll hear stories from our professional storytellers and some brave audience members. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing now come to our show and laugh for real! — — — Wanna share your story? — — — If you’re dying to share your story write it down anonymously on our confession slips on the night and we will read them out loud so you…

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Visiting Writers Series: She Who Has No Master(s)

She Who Has No Master(s) is a project of multi-voiced collectivity, hybrid poetics, encounters, in-between spaces and (dis)places of the Vietnamese diaspora. Through a collaborative art process and social engagement interaction(s), they endeavor to bring into concert the voices of women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. They define writing as art that has storytelling at its core, but may express itself in hybrid, performance, visual, musical/aural, and interdisciplinary forms. This event includes: Vi Khi Nao, Stacey Tran, and Dao Strom. Vi Khi Nao is the author of the short stories collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture (which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016), and a novel, Fish in Exile. Vi holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University. This Fall 2019, she is BMI Shearing…

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LitCrawl – A Live Storytelling Event and Surprise Unveiling

Last year, we packed the room and had to turn people away. This year, we’re coming back even stronger with a surprise unveiling…We’ve got 5 performers with a live house band, hosted by Jude Brewer — at the start of the evening, we’ll be making a major announcement. Our Performers: DeAngelo Gillispie Rick Hall Jennifer Robin Adam Strong Brianna Barrett Our House Band: The Colin Trio No cover charge. All ages.

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Community Day Part Two

Hey folks! Do you love Telltale? Do you always mean to stop and say hi, but then get sleepy and run out the door as soon as the show is over? Do you have questions, but then you get too nervous to ask? Do you want to meet the performers, but then remember that talking to strangers is hard? THIS IS THE NIGHT FOR YOU! November 7th, at Ladd Taphouse, from 5:30 until I get sleepy, we will be having our second ever Telltale Community Day. This is a low key, chill event where folks can come and have a lemonade/beer/sparkly water and eat nachos and say hey to other rad people. This is when we really get to bust out the “community oriented” part…

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Reclaim your Voice: From the Page to the Stage w/Domi Shoemaker and G. Ravyn Stanfield: Nov. 2&3

Where: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 When: November 2 + 3 (Sat+Sun) 10-5p (*partial scholarships are available! please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com to inquire) Join us on this provocative and playful mind/body immersion into the heart of art spoken aloud. Are you carrying old stories about using (or not using) your voice? Do your hands shake when you are asked to read your work in public? Do you want to expand your vocal range and speaking ability through the power of shared creativity and a whole lot of fun? If you answer YES to any of these, this workshop is for you! Come awaken the power of your authentic voice in an incredibly supportive environment. We will guide you and help…

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7 Deadly Sins: Fight or Flight!

Join us on Sunday, October 27th at Curious Comedy Theater as 7 Deadly Sins proves that truth is scarier than fiction. Fight or Flight kicks off Halloween week with all-new totally true tales of terror that examine what to do when the Devil finally comes to get you, how to best proceed when you realize your spouse has been replaced by a doppelgänger, the frustration of your biggest fear being something no one else is frightened of, the unexpected anxiety involved in trying to beomce an alpha predator yourself, what exactly it is a murder of crows is murdering, and that moment you realize the most terrifying thing you can imagine is already in your house. Featuring stories by Trystan Angel Reese, Chris Williams, Terri…

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Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

We are proud to present a kid-friendly all ages Drag Queen storytime welcoming back the fun, entertaining, and fabulous Poison Waters. She will read stories about diversity and inclusion and follow it up with a dance party. There will also be time for Q&A and photos! Wearing/bringing of dress up accessories such as feather boas, tiaras, and wings is encouraged! DONATIONS WELCOME!

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood.

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