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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Emmett Wheatfall

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Emmett Wheatfall Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 7 pm Thursday, January 13 Art at the Cave 108 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660 https://artatthecave.com/ $5 Suggested donation Emmett Wheatfall lives in Portland, Oregon where he writes, records, publishes, and performs poetry. Fernwood Press, an imprint of Barclay Press, has published two books of Emmett’s poetry. His collection titled As Clean as a Bone was published in May 2018 through Fernwood Press. As Clean as a Bone was a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist as well as a da Vinci Eye award finalist. Our Scarlet Blue Wounds is his latest collection and was published in November 2019. Our…

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Exchanging Wisdom Book Launch

Book Launch for Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous by Christopher Luna and Angelo at Birdhouse Books January 7, 2021 5-9pm Friday, January 7 Birdhouse Books 1001 Main Street Basement Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 602-1098 Located downstairs from The Rosemary Cafe Join us during the First Friday art walk for an evening of poetry celebrating the release of Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous, a new book by Christopher Luna and his son Angelo published by The Poetry Box. The poems in the book trace their relationship from the time Angelo was a toddler through age 21. Christopher and Angelo will read from the book at the top of the hour from 5-8pm and will be available to sign…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Michael Shay & M.F. McAuliffe

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Michael Shay and M. F. McAuliffe. Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 7 pm Thursday, December 9 Art at the Cave 108 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660 https://artatthecave.com/ $5 Suggested donation NOTE: Art at the Cave co-founder Kathi Rick has graciously offered to help us to continue to include our new friends from around the country in the open mic. Email katecrackernuts@comcast.net by no later than midnight on December 8 to indicate your interest in participating. In the subject line, let us know if you are “Reading” or “Just Listening.” You will receive instructions for how to join the meeting. Zoom open mic readers are invited to…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Igor Brezhnev

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Igor Brezhnev Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 7 pm Thursday, November 11 Art at the Cave 108 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660 https://artatthecave.com/ $5 Suggested donation Igor Brezhnev is a poet and a book designer, among his other sins. His most recent body of published work is titled nights since. It is a series of 363 poems written every night from January 18th, 2019 to January 14th, 2020 documenting the emotional landscape of being without a home. Igor’s other work includes two full-length poetry books, dearest void (2016) and america is dry cookie and other love stories (2018) as well as a number of spoken-word albums…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Returns to In-Person Readings with Featured Poet Jeffrey Morgan

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Jeffrey Morgan Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, September 9 Art at the Cave 108 E Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660 https://artatthecave.com/ $5 Suggested donation Masks must be worn at all times to participate in this event. Open Mic readers may remove their masks while reading. The microphone will be sprayed after each reader. Statement on Healthy Spaces from the gallery: We want to provide a healthy space to enjoy art. We are practicing safety precautions such as regular cleaning, social distancing and mask wearing. We kindly request that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting the gallery. If needed, we will limit the number of people in the gallery. Masks and…

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2020 Haunted Walking Tour (virtual edition)

***This is a virtual event streamed on YouTube. A private link will be emailed to ticket holders 30 minutes prior to airing*** CCHM, in partnership with Spirit Tales, brings you a (virtual) haunted walking tour of Clark County all October long. Join Brad Richardson, Jeff Davis, and special guest, Pat Jollota, every Friday and Saturday at 7pm as they explore the scary but true dark past of Clark County’s historic haunts. 10/9 – Pat Jollota’s Top Four Haunts 10/10 – Tales of the Cemeteries of Clark County 10/16 – The Haunted Streets of Vancouver, WA 10/17 – Dead Files of Esther Short Park & the Slocum House 10/23 – Haunted Camas 10/24 – Haunted Battle Ground 10/30 – The Vancouver Barracks Post Hospital 10/31 –…

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Listen to Learn & Lead: Stories from our Black Community

The social unrest in our country isn’t anything new. It has been there along. We don’t have nearly enough spaces where the black voice can be highlighted, uninterrupted and not be dismissed or discounted. With heightened tension on social media and digital platforms we can become desensitized to the injustices that have plagued the black folks in our community for years. Unfortunately, there are still too many people in our community who are unwilling to take off their personal lens of life, so they gain clarity from another perspective. Our hope is that people walk away with a growth in empathy and understanding from a black person’s point of view. This is why we are creating a space… to listen, to learn and take action.…

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Folk Art & Musings by Toni Lumbrazo Luna

In May, Niche Wine Bar’s Gallery The Loo-vre presents Folk Art & Musings, a multimedia exhibit of art and poetry by Toni Lumbrazo Luna. A colorful mix of folk art and lyric poetry, Toni uses found items, paint, and imagination to bring her thoughts to life. Folk Art & Musings will be available to view at Niche Wine Bar or online (nichewinebar.com) through May 30. Folk Art & Musings will also be featured in Vancouver Downtown Association’s Virtual First Friday: https://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown-2/ Toni’s latest book, Driven By Hope is also available for purchase at Niche. If you stop by Niche, there are also free copies of some of Toni’s poems available in the Loo-vre. Toni Lumbrazo Luna is a poet,editor, visual artist and the author of…

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The Work Poetry Writing Workshop: Saturday Edition

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.” ― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights) Join us on Saturday, March 14 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you. The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Mindy Nettifee

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver Featuring Mindy Nettifee 7 pm Thursday, March 12 Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7 $5 Suggested donation No one turned away for lack of funds Angst Gallery 1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 angstgallery.com Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/ LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 https://printedmattervancouver.com/2020/02/14/ghost-town-poetry-open-mic-featuring-mindy-nettifee-at-angst-gallery-march-12-2020/ MINDY NETTIFEE is a poet, storyteller, trauma researcher, and psychonaut. She is the director of the creative and story services agency Free Delivery LLC; teaches writing and performance workshops for Literary Arts; and produces stories for radio and stage with…

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