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Pop-up: BIPOC Reading Series presents Dey Rivers & Zephaniah Sole

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 from 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm PDT

General Admission Pass required for entry

Dey Rivers and Zephaniah Sole pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their original works.

Rivers and Sole are paired with the artwork The Day I Saw the Wind by Mana Aki; found in the Forces of Nature exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map or the Portland Book Festival print program to find this location.


This pop-up is presented in partnership with the BIPOC Reading Series, a bimonthly reading series presented by Literary Arts. BIPOC Reading Series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. Check out our calendar of events to see the next reading, and 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.


Portland Book Festival General Admission Passes are required for entry into all events. Passes are $15 in advance and $25 day of Festival. Youth 17 & under, or with a valid high school ID get in FREE. All full-priced General Admission Passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum. Passes admit attendees to the Festival; individual events are first-come, first-served. More info here.

Dey Rivers

Dey Rivers is a non-binary Black american emerging writer & artist living with depression, c-ptsd and bodily manifestations thereof. They are inspired by different modes of storytelling through the practice and mantra of Sankofa, meaning “go back and get it”, as well as history, botanical motifs, breaking harmful cycles, and relationship. Dey has an educational background in Fine Arts and mental health advocacy. They especially enjoy creating, guiding, and learning in creative communities where they live on stolen land and are currently in submission processes for their first novel, various short stories, and poems which they don’t enjoy as much.
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Zephaniah Sole

Zephaniah Sole is a Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow as well as an alum of VONA and Tin House. His fiction has appeared in Epiphany, Gargoyle Magazine, Collateral Journal, and Vestal Review, among other publications. A graduate of New York University, he's been a filmmaker, a public school teacher, and is an FBI agent. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest. His debut novel is A Crime in the Land of 7,000 Islands.
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