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December 2020

Wednesday

Dec 2

Free Events

One Page Wednesday: December

Wed, December 2 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Natalie Serber. December's featured reader is Ellen Michaelson. Ellen is the author of The Care of Strangers. She is a physician in Portland and an MFA graduate from Pacific University. She is currently an assistant professor…

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Thursday

Dec 3

Free Events

Hugo Moreno and Guadalupe García McCall

Thu, December 3 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

Join us for a reading with two Oregon authors. Hugo Moreno, professor at Lewis & Clark college, will be reading from his new novel, Where The North Ends (Donde se acaba el Norte), and will be joined by Guadalupe García McCall, author of several books for young adult readers. Presented in partnership with Reed College and Lewis & Clark College. This event will take place on Zoom. Register in advance for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOGpqzwoGNMGCwzVcC6cwQlo8SZZqePL .

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Monday

Dec 7

Fall 2020 Free Events Writing Classes

An Appointment with Emily and Your Chair: Free Writing Session

Mon, December 7 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Writing, even on a good day, is hard. So how do we do it on the not-good days, on the days when it feels like the world is upside-down? “Butt in chair” is the simple answer. We make ourselves sit down, and we don’t get up until we’ve gotten a few sentences down at the very least. But sometimes it feels impossible to even get to the chair. We’d honestly rather throw the chair out the window than sit in…

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Thursday

Dec 17

Free Events Youth Events

WITS Writer Winter Reading

Thu, December 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Join Writers in the Schools (WITS) as we close out this year in community for our annual WITS Writer Winter Reading. Although we'd normally gather in the library at Literary Arts, we invite you to cozy up from the comfort of your own spaces and listen to literary excellence at this virtual reading held via Zoom. This free public event will feature WITS writers Brian Benson, CJ Wiggan, Matt Smith, Meg E. Griffitts, Valarie Pearce, and others. -- RSVP HERE:…

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Thursday

Dec 17

Free Events

Slamlandia: December

Thu, December 17 from 7:00 pm PST

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 in community. If you have any questions, please contact slamlandia@gmail.com or jessica@literary-arts.org.

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