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A moment of casual celebration and recovery, where Black writers and makers, from PDX and across the country share things that bring them joy in 2020. Hosted by Shayla Lawson. Featuring: Danielle Evans, Kim Johnson, Nate Marshall, Natasha Marin, Nicholas Nichols, Phillip B. Williams. Musical guest: Donovan.
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Suggested cocktail’s from Portland’s own Olive or Twist:
Tennessee Gold Cocktail
- 2 oz Uncle Nearest whiskey
- 1/2 oz of honey simple syrup (equal parts honey & water, warmed until blended)
- 1/2 oz lemon juice and lemon peel for garnish
Uncle Nearest was a brand established to honor Nathan Green, the African American who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey.
The Marionberry Mocktail
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz sweetened lime juice
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1-1/2 oz marionberry juice
Purchase this is Major from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.
Purchase The Office of Historical Corrections from Powell's Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.
Purchase this is My America from POWELL'S BOOKS, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.
Nicholas Nichols (He/They) is writer, photographer, and intersectional nerd based in Brooklyn, NY. Nicholas has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Watering Hole, Omnidawn, Community of Writers, and Tin House. Their work has been published or forthcoming from Winter Tangerine, Wildness Magazine, Callaloo, and elsewhere. Currently, they act as the Assistant Poetry Editor at The Rumpus and Associate Editor at The Offing.