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Pop-up: Los Porteños presents Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas & Ivonne Saed

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Oregon writers, Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas, Ivonne Saed, and Juan Antonio Trujillo read from original works in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up presented in collaboration with Los Porteños

This group is paired with Los Frutos del Trabajo by Diego Rivera; found in the American Art, floor 2, gallery 208. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Los Porteños is a well of Latino writers dedicated to raising their voices in the Portland community and to raising awareness of their diverse languages, canons, stories, and cultures.

Octaviano Merecias

Octaviano Merecias (Spanish, English, Mixtec), Portland, Oregon, is a digital visual storyteller, public speaker, trilingual writer, and seasoned educator, who works with social-emotional brain-targeted practices facilitating workshops, talks, discussion, forums, conferences, and digital-collaboratories with groups in the US and abroad.  A transnational citizen, a bicultural Oregonian, was born and raised in a small village in the Mixtec mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Octaviano holds a Master’s Degree from the School of Language, Culture & Society at OSU and a teaching Certification focused on Higher Education issued by the Derek Bok Center at Harvard University.  Mr. Merecias is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain and Teaching Program.
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Ivonne Saed

Graphic designer, writer, translator, and photographer, Ivonne Saed has extensively explored the crossroads between the visual and the textual, both in her creative work and in teaching. Her novel Triple crónica de un nombre (Triple Chronicle of a Name), which has been discussed in academic journals, was awarded a mention of honor in the Juan Rulfo National Prize for First Novel in Mexico. She is the author of the non-fiction Sobre Paul Auster: Autoría, distopía y textualidad (On Paul Auster: Authorship, Dystopia and Textuality) and she has co-authored other fiction and non-fiction books, and has published book reviews, short fiction and photos in several newspapers and magazines in Mexico and the US. She’s taught literature at Oregon State University, Marylhurst University and Universidad Iberoamericana, and she’s been a Delve guide since 2011. Her work has been staged with Jewish Theatre Collaborative (Portland) and Jewish Women’s Theatre (Los Angeles).
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Juan Antonio Trujillo

Juan Antonio Trujillo is a Portland-based writer and filmmaker whose work is centered on the experiences of queer communities of color. He is currently working with collaborator SILV Films on a feature-length documentary on queer men of color and related creative writing.
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