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Tin House Presents: Lit Crawl Awkward After Party II

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
135 NW Park Avenue Portland, OR

Featuring DJ sets by poets Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, and Danez Smith.

Sponsored by Tin House, Literary Arts, IDL Worldwide/Gallery 135, A to Z Wineworks, and Ex Novo Brewing Company.

Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical NegroThere Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Her debut YA novel Who Put This Song On? will be published in Fall 2019 from Delacorte Press, and her debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World/Random House. Park3er is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets with Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She lives in Los Angeles.


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Northwest Film Center Presents: Film to Page

Festival Writers on Influential Films

Saturday, November 9, 2019 Venue: Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum 7:00 p.m. FREE with a PBF wristband! $8 general admission. Tickets here.

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Tommy Pico

Tommy "Teebs" Pico is the author of Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), IRL (Birds LLC, 2016), and the zine series Hey, Teebs. He was the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that published art and writing from 2008–2013. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and 2016 Tin House summer poetry scholar. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn where he co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub.  Also appearing in:

LOFI @ Wordstock

Date: Friday, Nov 10 Venue: Winningstad Theatre, Portland’5 Doors: 7:30 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.

Literary Arts and the producers of Back Fence PDX present: LOFI @ WORDSTOCK! A variety show packed with Wordstock authors + Portland favorite performers in a highly entertaining variety show that features comedy, music, stories, poetry, video, raucous readings and weird stuff.  The bulk of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Literary Arts. Tickets $16–$22. Available at Portland’5.
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Danez Smith

Recipient of a 2017 NEA Award, Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer, and performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017). Danez is also the author of two chapbooks, hands on your knees (2013, Penmanship Books) and black movie (2015, Button Poetry), winner of the Button Poetry Prize. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Danez’s work has been featured widely, including on Buzzfeed, Blavity, PBS NewsHour, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They are a 2-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, 3-time Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion, and a founding member of the Dark Noise Collective. Danez is represented by Beotis Creative. Also appearing in:

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Date: Sunday, Nov 12 Venue: Mississippi Studios Doors: 10:00am / Show: 11:00am

w/ Ed Asner + Edan Lepucki + Danez Smith + Chad VanGaalen

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