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March 2017
Free

PDX JAZZ: Listening to the History of Jazz


March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

LISTENING TO THE HISTORY OF JAZZ: THE EARLIEST RECORDED ROOTS OF JAZZ with KMHD Jazz Radio Host Mark Montesano 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording, “Livery Stable Blues” by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.  In celebration of this…

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Poetry & Politics


March 30 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Samiya Bashir, Natasha Marin, Geneve Chao, and Neil Aitken for a reading followed by moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on the subject of literary activism, social justice, intersectionality, feminism, and allyship. Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories (Spring 2017), Gospel, and Where the…

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May 2017
Free

Poetry and Politics


May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Allison Joseph, Margaret Rhee, Sam Roxas-Chua, and Neil Aitken for a reading followed by moderated panel discussion and audience on the subject of literary activism, social justice, intersectionality,feminism, and allyship. Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale,  Illinois, where she directs the…

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Matthew Rohrer: Bagley Wright Lecture Series


May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A dramatic performance of Matthew Rohrer’s forthcoming book, The Others (Wave Books, 2017), featuring guest readers Patricia No and John Beer.   Matthew Rohrer is also the author go Surrounded by Friends (Wave Books, 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse,…

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Pushing Back: Feminism and the Female Body


May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join YA authors Amber J. Keyser and Elana K. Arnold in conversation about their latest novels, launching in April from Lerner Publishing Group's Carolrhoda Lab™ imprint. Both books tackle important issues facing young women today; namely, the cultural battlefield of…

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