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Incite: Queer Writers Read – September

Wed, September 8 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine.

The theme for September is “History Lessons.”

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Alan Rose

Alan Rose is the author of The Legacy of Emily Hargraves (2007), a gay paranormal mystery, Tales of Tokyo (2010), a modern quest novel based on his years of living and working in Japan, and a novella The Unforgiven (2012), a complex psychological thriller that explores the relationship between memory and guilt. Alan's most recent novel, As If Death Summoned, was published by Amble Press, an imprint of Bywater Books, on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020. The haunting novel about the AIDS epidemic in Portland, Oregon, won this year's Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for the LGBT category. Alan coordinates WordFest, a monthly gathering of readers and writers in SW Washington, hosts the KLTV program, "Book Chat," and is the book reviewer for the Columbia River Reader. He worked at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland from 1993-1999, and was a volunteer with the Victorian AIDS Project in Melbourne before that. He can be contacted at www.alan-rose.com.
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David J.S. Pickering

David J.S. Pickering is a native Oregonian, having grown up and lived much of his life in the working-class culture of the North Oregon Coast. His first poetry collection, Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland, received the 2020 Airlie Prize; the book is forthcoming from Airlie Press in September. David never aspired to have a website, so he is a bit nonplussed to find that he now has one: www.pickpoetry.com. David recently retired from a 30-year career in human resources management—wearing shorts and t-shirts each day continues to thrill him. He and his husband, Stephen, live in Hillsboro.
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Mason Mimi Yadira

Mason Mimi Yadira is a writer, multi-media visual artist, and abolitionist community organizer. They are queer, agender, and a mixed-race Salvadoreño and white person living in Portland, OR. Their writing and art has been featured at Erickson Gallery, Form art events, PSU’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquiums, and at multiple reading/performance events. With poems previously published in journals, collections, and online mags, they have their first full-length, self-published poetry chapbook, Comes in Threes, available to purchase on their website. Previews of new or upcoming writing and art projects can be viewed on their website as well - masonmimi.com.
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