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Thursday

May 19

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- May

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Friday

May 20

Free Events   In-person  

Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams

Join us for a reading and conversation with Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams, to celebrate the launch of Susan Rich's new book. A Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems collects the essential and award-winning poems from Susan Rich’s four books of poetry along with a generous selection of unpublished work. Rich’s

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May 21

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May 28

Tuesday

May 31

Delve Readers Seminars   summer   Online  

Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and a Room of One’s Own

One of the most talented and prolific writers of her (or any) generation, Virginia Woolf published novels, short stories, plays, essays, reviews, a biography (of Roger Fry), and an impressionistic, vividly realized memoir. She is a central figure of modernism, admired for her innovative style and attention to craft. In this seminar we will read

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Wednesday

Jun 8

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Jun 15

Delve Readers Seminars   In-person   Summer 2022  

White Teeth

Written when she was only 25 years old, White Teeth catapulted Zadie Smith into renown as one of the most exciting authors in the English language. This profound & humorous novel revolves around two families living as neighbors in Willesden, London: the English/Jamaican Jones family & the Bangladeshi Iqbal family. The families initially become intertwined

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Thursday

Jun 23

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- June

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Wednesday

Jun 29

Wednesday

Jun 29

Delve Readers Seminars   BIPOC only   Online   Summer 2022  

Signs. Spoken. Memory. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee

This seminar is for BIPOC participants only Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this seminal publication, we will study Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee along with some of its academic critique. This work in many ways defies categorization--with its mixture of French and English, text and images, and the poetic and political. Though it has been described

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Tuesday

Jul 5

Delve Readers Seminars   Online   Summer 2022  

Feminist Horror and Millennial Anxiety in South Korean Literature

Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung  and Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park have just been translated into English from the original Korean and have recently been longlisted for the Booker prize. Though very different from one another, by reading both we can get a taste of the exciting landscape that is modern Korean literature. Cursed

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Wednesday

Jul 6

Writing Classes   online class   Summer 2022  

Starting the Story

This 4 -week short fiction workshop will focus on generating new work and simply getting words down on a page.  We will read excerpts, share just-written work aloud, and sometimes discuss assigned weekly readings together. We will investigate ways to unearth material together and share strategies for maintaining a regular writing practice. Participants will leave

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Sunday

Jul 10

Tuesday

Jul 12

In-person   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

Forest Bathing and Writing: Hoyt Arboretum

This class, held outdoors at Hoyt Arboretum, will guide you in practicing skills associated with shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing—a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature. The class will include several invitations to explore your senses and your relationship with nature, time for written reflection, and opportunities to share your observations and your writing, if

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Thursday

Jul 28

Writing Classes   online class   Summer 2022  

Weekly Check-In: Getting the Work Done

This 8-week class is focused on holding yourself and your classmates accountable to your writing goals.  Each week, plan to share your work-in-progress with the group, set or revise goals for your weekly writing practice, and share successes and challenges with fellow writers. You’ll also learn strategies for keeping focused and staying on track. Occasional

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Saturday

Jul 30

online class   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

The Unique Art of Autofiction

This is a three-hour, one-day intensive discussion on the unique genre of autofiction. This course will provide insight into the many nuances of autofiction, or autobiographical fiction. This “genre” involves writing that is based on real life experiences, but also utilizes fictional literary devices, makingit  a very unique form. I will provide craft essays and

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Saturday

Aug 6

In-person   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

Modern Tarot

Tarot, the ancient card system, is having a 21st century renaissance. With more and more artists improving upon the medieval straight, white, thin and able-bodied imagery, today everyone can find a deck that speaks to them. Whether you are a curious newcomer to tarot, an burgeoning beginner or a pro, this lecture-style workshop will walk

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