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Writers in the Schools End of Year Celebration

Join Writers in the Schools classroom teachers and writers-in-residence in celebrating the culmination of an incredibly challenging and fruitful 2020-21 school year filled with moments of creativity and community-building. Writers and teachers will take to the mic to share their own words and stories including WITS writers Alex Behr, Ed Edmo, Matt Smith, and Jennifer Perrine, Director of Youth Programs, Emilly Prado, and many more. Hosted by Jules Ohman, WITS Program Specialist. Alex Behr is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. After receiving an MFA in creative writing from Portland State, she’s taught fiction and creative nonfiction at Portland high schools through Writers in the Schools residencies. Her writing has appeared in many online and print publications, including Bitch, Mutha, Propeller, Nailed, Salon, and Tin House. Her debut…

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Book Club: YA For Adults

Our first YA for Adults book is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. The group will be limited to 10 people, so sign up early!

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Education: Book & Film Circle, May 2021

In an ever-changing country filled with political turmoil, understanding our histories is the only way for us to move forward. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s Student Advisory Board hosts a Youth Book and Film Circle, where students in grades 8 – 12 meet to discuss films and books covering topics related to the museum’s core exhibits and mission.   For the final session in the Book & Film Circle series, we will be exploring and discussing Indigenous narratives. Participants are asked to watch the documentary film Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock (available for free online, with an opportunity for donations: https://awakethefilm.org) and/or the book Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. After RSVPing, you will receive an email 24 hours prior to the event with a zoom…

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Show:Tell Middle Grades Print Camp

This summer we’re partnering with Alder Commons on after school camps that will take place rain or shine in their ample and dynamic outside spaces! Check out the offerings and dates for camp below. Sliding scale and no-cost spots available. Reach out to showtell@iprc.org to inquire. Safety Considerations: We’ll be limiting enrollment to 10 campers per session, and doing all of our learning and making in outside spaces, and we will be practicing social distancing. We ask that campers bring masks. For more information about IPRC Youth Summer Camps, please email Alley Pezanoski-Browne at showtell@iprc.org. Middle Grades Print Tuesday, June 1st – Thursday June 3rd 3 – 5:30pm Registration form here Get ready to print the world in this exploratory print-making workshop with printmakers and visual artists Marissa Perez and Daniela…

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Teen Event online

Play games and get awesome Book Recommendations at these Friday evening events just for teens! Tonight’s event: Devils in the Details (Jackbox game)

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‘The Day I Woke Up Different’ Author Reading and Discussion

Join author Andy Nguyen, illustrator Thi Doan, and composer Phuong Nam Doan in this special author reading and discussion of the book, The Day I Woke Up Different. The discussion will focus on the role and importance of self-acceptance, Vietnamese heritage and history, and answering audience questions. Win a copy of the book by attending! Register/join online. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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Bodecker Foundation Workshops for High School Students – Summer Registration Opens

Led by professional artists, writers, musicians, and educators, our FREE creative workshops for high school students include a mix of online group activities and offline individual and/or collaborative project work. Class size is generally limited to 12 students. Summer Term Registration Opens Monday May 17

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#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will advance to our April 29, 2021 grand slam championship event. During the grand slam, these ten students will have their poems professionally recorded, aired, and scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition, identifying a top five and our next Grand Slam Champion. Tickets for…

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Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award, presented by Green Bean Books on Independent Bookstore Day. ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judges: Nikki McClure, Eliot Schrefer, Wendy Wahman Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Butterflies Belong Here (Chronicle Books) Jody J. Little of Portland, Worse Than Weird (Harper Collins Children’s Books) Susan Hill Long of Portland, Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster) Jenn Reese of Portland, A Game of Fox and Squirrels (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Macmillan) Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet (Charlesbridge) Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for young readers…

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Education: Book & Film Circle, April 2021

In an ever-changing country filled with political turmoil, understanding our histories is the only way for us to move forward. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s Student Advisory Board hosts a Youth Book and Film Circle, where students in grades 9 – 12 meet to discuss films and books covering topics related to the museum’s core exhibits and mission. For our second meeting, participants will be asked to watch the 2019 film Jojo Rabbit and/or read the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Jojo Rabbit is a satirical film directed by Taika Waititi about the Hitler Youth and antisemitic propaganda during the Holocaust but is also a story of resistance. Night is a memoir that recounts the author’s experiences as a Jewish victim…

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