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Conservation in Verse: Authors, Artists & Activists on Protecting the Landscapes We Love

Literature, photography, and art have long served as sources of inspiration that have helped fuel community-led conservation efforts to protected treasured landscapes, from the Columbia Gorge to the Grand Canyon. Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments will co-host a special evening exploring the intersection of artistic inspiration and community-led conservation initiatives with award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield and Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, followed by a panel and Q&A, held at Portland’s famed The Old Church Concert Hall. Contact: Simmons Buntin Conservation in Verse: Authors, Artists & Activists on Protecting the Landscapes We Love Literature, photography and art have long served as sources of inspiration that have helped fuel community-led conservation efforts to protected treasured landscapes, from…

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Barry Lopez: Horizon Book Launch

Join Literary Arts for the launch event for Horizon, the latest book from National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez. The event will feature a live reading from Lopez, followed by an onstage discussion between Lopez and Andrew Proctor, Executive Director of Literary Arts. [from the Literary Arts website]

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Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers

Connect to the heart and soul of Portland! This month, these storytellers: Penny Walter, Victor Bencomo, Karen Lasher, Katie Skurja, Steve Eggerts, and Chalice Stroebe have come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater’s Art of Personal Narrative workshops. Told eye to eye, face to face, and heart to heart. Hosted by LYNNE DUDDY & LAWRENCE HOWARD Doors 7:00PM Stories 8:00PM $15 ADVANCE $20 Day of Show Show runs approximately 2 hours + intermission 18+, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking on street  

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Portland Story Theater: Valentine’s Show, Kiss & Tell

Writer, performer and KMHD jazz radio host Lynn Darroch will join Portland Story Theater founders Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard for their 15th annual Valentine’s Day show, Kiss & Tell. This two-hour performance will include live music by jazz duo Rogéri, featuring Laurent Nickel on bass and Roger Paulson on piano, along with five true, personal stories by Eva Rotter-Johnson, Zahra Abukar, Ruiyuan Gao, Katie Morris-Henson, and Joan-Carrol Banks. Portland Story Theater co-founder Lawrence Howard will bring back The Third Race At The Honeymoon Is Over Downs, by Nick Sanabrio, and Lynn Darroch will tell a couple of his renowned musical stories, accompanied by Rogéri on piano and bass. Kiss & Tell is always a lot of fun with our own Photo Booth experience and…

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Warren McPherson Solo Show

A charismatic performer, Warren McPherson’s stories have an insightful charm. Relatable. Funny. Poignant. McPherson is an audience favorite at Portland Story Theater. He manages Portland Story Theater’s podcasts through his production company, Sweet Lime Productions. NOTE: This show is appropriate for 18+ You Were Supposed To Be This Great Thing Our lives are fueled by expectation. Sometimes we make them ourselves. Sometimes they are imposed on us by others. In his very first feature-length solo show Warren McPherson tells stories about his unrealistic hopes for the world and the weight of the expectations his family and the world placed upon him in his early life. Imagine coming home at the age of six and having to disappoint your mother by telling her that you can’t…

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Lawrence Howard Armchair Adventurer: Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare

Launched in 2008, the Armchair Adventurer Series chronicles true, historical events with the energy and emotion of a personal narrative. From the deadly, frozen landscape of Antarctica to the merciless abyss of the sea, Armchair Adventurer journeys through the most heart-wrenching survival tales of all time. These are epic stories of great adventure, perseverance, and courage, created and told by Lawrence Howard. NOTE: This show only 15+ ok if accompanied by guardian. Listener Discretion Advised. The story that launched the Armchair Adventure Series, Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare returns! This year, we’re collaborating with Michael Hill of Wetdog Studios to create an immersive visual experience to compliment Lawrence Howard’s epic storytelling. And we’ll have a musical soundscape created on the cello by Laurent Nickel. Jazz during social…

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Lawrence Howard Armchair Adventurer: Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare

Launched in 2008, the Armchair Adventurer Series chronicles true, historical events with the energy and emotion of a personal narrative. From the deadly, frozen landscape of Antarctica to the merciless abyss of the sea, Armchair Adventurer journeys through the most heart-wrenching survival tales of all time. These are epic stories of great adventure, perseverance, and courage, created and told by Lawrence Howard. NOTE: This show only 15+ ok if accompanied by guardian. Listener Discretion Advised. The story that launched the Armchair Adventure Series, Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare returns! This year, we’re collaborating with Michael Hill of Wetdog Studios to create an immersive visual experience to compliment Lawrence Howard’s epic storytelling. And we’ll have a musical soundscape created on the cello by Laurent Nickel. Jazz during social…

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Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers

Real. True. Stories. Connect to the heart and soul of Portland! Every month, a group of 6 people come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater’s Art of Personal Narrative workshops. Told eye to eye, face to face, and heart to heart. Hosted by LYNNE DUDDY & LAWRENCE HOWARD Doors 7:00PM Stories 8:00PM $15 ADVANCE $20 Day of Show Show runs approximately 2 hours + intermission 18+, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking on street [from the Portland Story Theater’s website]

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Tim Gillespie, Timothy Kerlin, Kim Stafford

Free Range Poetry in conjunction with Willamette Writers presents Tim Gillespie, Timothy Kerlin, Kim Stafford *** SPECIAL DATE, SPECIAL TIME, SPECIAL VENUE*** TUESDAY, December 4, 2018 THE OLD CHURCH CONCERT HALL 1422 SW 11th Avenue Portland Reading 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to ONE POEM of short to moderate length. Open mic readers may be limited to 15 people. Sign up for open mic at 6:00 pm. Tim Gillespie is an almost-four-decade veteran Oregon public school teacher. He was one of the three original founders of the Oregon Writing Festival, which for 35 years has been supporting young Oregon writers. For a decade, he co-directed, with Kim Stafford, the Oregon Writing Project summer institute…

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Urban Tellers Immigrants Refugees

From the Facebook event page: The increasingly acerbic, anti-immigrant sentiment running rampant in our own community and around the world has convinced us that now is the perfect time to celebrate and support immigrants and refugees by hearing their stories. These Urban Tellers® narratives enrich our community by helping us realize the humanity we share. Live music with house band Tonight’s Special at 7pm when doors open Stories at 8pm, featuring Urban Tellers® Sankar Raman, Wafa Almaktari, Ivan Hernandez, Onyeka Jones, Victor Bencomo and Israa Hasani. [Purchase tickets here.]

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