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BIPOC Reading Series- April

Fri, April 23 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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The theme for April is “Uses of Anger” inspired by Audre Lorde’s groundbreaking essay.

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.

Come listen to our featured readers, or sign up to share your work in our open mic. Readings will be followed by a short community discussion.

Click here to register for this event. This event is open to everyone, but only people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color will be invited to read. If you have any questions, please contact our host Jessica at  jessica@literary-arts.org.

Dey Rivers

Dey Rivers is a mixed-media visual artist, poet and storyteller based in Portland Oregon on Cowlitz and Clackamas Native lands. After earning a degree in Fine Art in Pennsylvania they returned to the west coast as a teaching artist with local non-profits and museums. Dey is one of the featured writers in Oregon Writers of Color 2020 Spring Showcase through Ooligan Press. Their current creative writing examines relationships, nature, culture, and history from a Black, neuro-diverse, queer perspective.
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Cindy Juyoung Ok

Cindy Juyoung Ok’s recent poems and stories can be found in journals like the Colorado ReviewConjunctions, and Michigan Quarterly Review, with writing and teaching supported by the Truman Capote Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (MFA), the Educational Leadership Alumni Award at the University of California Los Angeles (MEd), and the James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. 
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