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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Sam Roxas-Chua, David Rutiezer, & Karelia Stetz-Waters

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Portland-based writers Sam Roxas-Chua, David Rutiezer, Karelia Stetz-Waters read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read

This group is paired with Coliseum Blue by Avantika Bawa; found on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum, in the Northwest Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated monthly reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities.

INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. 

Sam Roxas-Chua

Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist from Eugene, Oregon. His publications include Fawn Language (Tebot Bach, 2013), Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater (Lithic Press) and Echolalia In Script – A Collection of Asemic Writing (Orison Books). His poems and visual art folios have appeared in various journals including Narrative, december Magazine, Cream City Review, and basalt Magazine; his collection of poems, Diary of Collected Summers, won the first place award in the 7th Annual Missouri Review Audio Competition in poetry. Most recently he has been interviewed for an issue of Gulf Coast Journal. He has appeared in a live broadcast of Dear Sugar Radio at the Aladdin Theater in support of #writeourdemocracy / #writersresist and he is the owner of The Requatorist, a small business dedicated to community writing workshops. Visit him online at samroxaschua.com
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David Rutiezer

David Rutiezer, the grandchild of Jewish immigrants, was raised in Illinois and Massachusetts, and lives in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop in 2012, has and has been a presenter at the Northwest Poets' Concord. His poems have been published in Drash, Harpur Palate, Jewish Currents and the North Coast Squid. David sings and plays keyboard and ukulele, has studied music therapy, and since 2004 has been performing in memory care communities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, children's programs, and for people of all walks of life. He recorded a children's music album, The Kid in Me, in November 2014. He has taught afterschool Spanish and has performed and taught Israeli and International folk dancing for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds across the Pacific Northwest. David is a writing and ESL tutor at Portland Community College and Washington State University Vancouver, and has volunteered for numerous community organizations, including Friends of William Stafford, Cascade Festival of African Films, and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. He helped to found the December First Writers, a group that wrote about HIV/AIDS and gave public readings to increase awareness of AIDS and build support for AIDS organizations. He has been a featured poet at many venues, including the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and has received several writing residencies, including from the Lambda Literary Foundation. You can read more about David at his website, creativedavid.com.
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Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia Stetz-Waters has written across genres but has found her home—literally and artistically—in lesbian romance. She is passionate about providing happy endings for queer protagonists. She writes for Grand Central Publishing and has also published with Sapphire Books and Ooligan Press. Her novels include Worth the Wait, For GoodSomething TrueThe AdmirerThe Purveyor, and Lambda Literary Award and Golden Crown Literary Society finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before. Karelia teaches English at Linn-Benton Community College. She lives in Albany, Oregon with her wife and their “spuglette,” a pug-spaniel mix named Willa Cather. Visit her online at kareliastetzwaters.com
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