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January 2014

Tuesday

Jan 14

Youth Events

Madison High School WITS Students Read at Bipartisan Cafe

Tue, Jan 14, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Join Madison High School students as they read their work at Bipartisan Cafe. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.

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Wednesday

Jan 15

Youth Events

Cleveland High School WITS Students Read at IPRC

Wed, Jan 15, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Join Cleveland High School students as they read their work at Broadway Books. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public. Wednesday January 15, 7:00PM Cleveland High School @Independent Publishing Resource Center 1001 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202

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Thursday

Jan 16

Youth Events

Wilson High School WITS Students Read at Annie Bloom’s Books

Thu, Jan 16, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Join Wilson High School students as they read their work at Annie Bloom’s Books. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public. Thursday, January 16, 7:00PM Wilson High School @ Annie Bloom’s Books 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

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March 2014

Saturday

Mar 22

Youth Events

Verselandia Slam Poetry Workshop

Sat, Mar 22, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Great ready for Verselandia by participating in a free slam poetry workshop. 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St. Taught by Desmond Spann Workshops begin promptly at 1:00pm Questions? Call Mary: 503-227-2583 ext. 109

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April 2014

Saturday

Apr 5

Youth Events

Verselandia Slam Poetry Workshop

Sat, Apr 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Great ready for Verselandia by participating in a free slam poetry workshop. 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St. Taught by Renee Mitchell Workshops begin promptly at 1:00pm Questions? Call Mary: 503-227-2583 ext. 109

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May 2014

Wednesday

May 7

Youth Events

Roosevelt High School Students Read at Cathedral Coffee

Wed, May 7, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Join Roosevelt High School students as they read their work at Cathedral Coffee. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.

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Tuesday

May 13

Youth Events

Lincoln High School Students Read at Portland Art Museum

Tue, May 13, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Lincoln High School students as they read their work at the Portland Art Museum (Whitsell Auditorium). This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.  

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Wednesday

May 21

Youth Events

Franklin High School Students Read at BiPartisan Cafe

Wed, May 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Franklin High School students as they read their work at BiPartisan Cafe. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.

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Wednesday

May 21

Youth Events

Grant High School Students Read at Broadway Books

Wed, May 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Grant High School students as they read their work at Broadway Books. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.  

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Thursday

May 22

Youth Events

Grant High School Students Read at Broadway Books

Thu, May 22, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Grant High School students as they read their work at Broadway Books. This is a Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading open to the public.

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December 2014

Monday

Dec 8

Tuesday

Dec 9

Youth Events

WITS 2013/14 Anthology Reading at Powell’s

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

On Tuesday, December 9, students from Portland public high schools will read their pieces published in our 2013/14 Writer in the Schools (WITS) Anthology, Language Made of Trees at Powell’s on Burnside beginning at 7:30 p.m. Support WITS students and attend this free event, open to the public. Copies of the anthology will be available at the reading and you can also purchase a copy in advance on our website. Click here to visit the WITS Anthology homepage for more information and links to digital chapbooks of additional WITS student…

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January 2015

Wednesday

Jan 7

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Wilson High School Students

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Attend our first Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading featuring Wilson High School students performing their own work at Annie Bloom's Book in Portland.

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Saturday

Jan 17

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Jan 17, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Join our slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at the Literary Arts event space in downtown Portland.

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February 2015

Wednesday

Feb 4

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Benson High School Students

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

Attend our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading featuring Benson High School students performing their own work.

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Wednesday

Feb 4

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Madison High School Students

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Attend our first Writers in the Schools end-of-residency reading featuring Madison High School students performing their own work at the Bipartisan Cafe in Portland.

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Saturday

Feb 28

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Feb 28, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and adults. Saturday, February 28 925 SW Washington St. Portland, OR This session will be led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme. Youth workshop: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Free…

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March 2015

Saturday

Mar 7

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Mar 7, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and adults. Saturday, March 7 925 SW Washington St. Portland, OR This session will be led by Desmond Spann, a teacher and community educator, also known as Emcee DLux The Light. Youth…

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May 2015

Thursday

May 7

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Gresham High School

Thu, May 7, 2015 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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Wednesday

May 13

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Lincoln High School

Wed, May 13, 2015 from 6:30 am - 7:30 pm PDT

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Thursday

May 14

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Franklin High School

Thu, May 14, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Tuesday

May 19

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Grant High School, #1

Tue, May 19, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Wednesday

May 20

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Grant High School, #2

Wed, May 20, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Thursday

May 21

Youth Events

WITS Reading for Roosevelt High School

Thu, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT

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December 2015

Wednesday

Dec 9

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Madison High School Students

Wed, Dec 9, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Madison High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for youth and adults): January 30 with PDX Slam Champ & Verselandia alum Alex Dang at Literary Arts February 20 with spoken word artist Leanne Grabel…

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January 2016

Thursday

Jan 7

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Wilson High School Students

Thu, Jan 7, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Wilson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Lisa Eisenberg, Amy Minato, and Joanna Rose. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for youth and adults): January 30 with PDX Slam Champ & Verselandia alum Alex Dang at…

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Tuesday

Jan 19

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Benson High School Students

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for youth and adults): January 30 with PDX Slam Champ & Verselandia alum Alex Dang at Literary Arts February 20 with spoken word artist Leanne Grabel…

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Tuesday

Jan 26

Youth Events

WITS End of Residency Readings: Cleveland High School Students

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Wilson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for youth and adults): January 30 with PDX Slam Champ & Verselandia alum Alex Dang at Literary Arts February 20 with spoken word artist Leanne Grabel…

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Saturday

Jan 30

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Jan 30, 2016 from 1:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and adults. Saturday, January 30 This session will be led by PDX Slam Champion and Verselandia! alum Alex Dang. Youth workshop: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Free and open to public high school…

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February 2016

Saturday

Feb 20

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Feb 20, 2016 from 1:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and adults. Saturday, February 20 This session will be led by with spoken word artist Leanne Grabel. Youth workshop: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Free and open to public high school students in…

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March 2016

Saturday

Mar 5

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Sat, Mar 5, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and adults. Saturday, March 5 This session will be led by poet and educator Jacque Dixon at the St. John’s Public Library. Youth workshop: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Free and open to…

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May 2016

Wednesday

May 4

Youth Events

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Grant High School (First of Two Events)

Wed, May 4, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Grant High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writer James Gendron. NOTE: Grant High School students who worked with WITS writers Cooper Lee Bombardier and Mark Pomeroy will also be reading at Broadway Books on Tuesday, May 10.

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Tuesday

May 10

Youth Events

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Lincoln High School

Tue, May 10, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Literary Arts (925 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205 Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Lincoln High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Jonathan Hill and Byron Jose Sun.

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Tuesday

May 10

Youth Events

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Grant High School (second of two events)

Tue, May 10, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Grant High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Cooper Lee Bombardier and Mark Pomeroy.

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Thursday

May 12

Youth Events

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Roosevelt High School

Thu, May 12, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Roosevelt High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Emiko Jean Coughlin and Lin Luca.

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Tuesday

May 17

Youth Events

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Franklin High School

Tue, May 17, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Franklin High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Arthur Bradford, Elyse Fenton, and Jessica Tyner Mehta.

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December 2016

Thursday

Dec 1

Free Events Youth Events

WITS Writers-in-Residence Reading

Thu, Dec 1, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Join us for a reading by some of our 2016-17 WITS Writers in Residence! These local, professional writers are hired to teach semester-long creative writing residencies in public high schools in Multnomah County. Click here for individual bios.  The evening's lineup includes:  Alex Behr Bettina De Leon-Barrera James Gendron Hunt Holman Jamie Houghton Kathleen Lane Charity Marchandt Monty Mickelson Laura Moulton Mark Pomeroy Joanna Rose Mel Wells (Youth Programs staff)

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February 2017

Monday

Feb 6

Youth Events

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Cleveland High School

Mon, Feb 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Cleveland High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Alex Behr and Cooper Lee Bombardier. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend other student readings this winter: Wilson High School on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Hwy) Featuring WITS…

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Wednesday

Feb 8

Youth Events

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Wilson High School

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 from 7:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writer Jamie Houghton. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend other student readings this winter: Parkrose High School on Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the PHS Black Box Theater (12003 NE Shaver) Featuring WITS…

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Tuesday

Feb 14

Youth Events

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Park Rose High School

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writer Joanna Rose. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend other student readings this winter: Benson High School on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.  at Benson High School (546 NE 12th) Featuring WITS writers Leslee Chan,…

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Thursday

Feb 16

Youth Events

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Benson High School

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 from 7:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Leslee Chan, Ramiza Koya, Kathleen Lane, and Monty Mickelson. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend other student readings this winter: Madison High School on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Bipartisan Cafe…

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Thursday

Feb 23

Youth Events

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Madison High School

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 from 7:00 pm PST

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Madison High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Jamie Houghton, Amy Minato, and Mark Pomeroy. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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April 2017

Saturday

Apr 1

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshop (Free)

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Literary Arts is hosting a series of slam poetry youth workshops at our community space in downtown Portland. Led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. This event is free, and we ask students to sign up in advance: This event is part of an ongoing series of poetry slam workshops. Turiya will be teaching free workshops on Saturday, April…

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Thursday

Apr 6

Free Events Youth Events

WITS Writers Reading: Spring Edition!

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Join us for a reading by some of our 2016-17 WITS Writers in Residence! These local, professional writers are hired to teach semester-long creative writing residencies in public high schools in Multnomah County. Literary Arts is pleased to be showcasing their work! Readers include: Turiya Autry Cooper Lee Bombardier David Ciminello Courtney Hameister Hunt Holman Brian Kettler Ramiza Koya Kathleen Lane Zeloszelos Marchandt Amy Minato Mary Rechner

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Saturday

Apr 8

Youth Events

Slam Poetry Youth Workshop (Free)

Sat, Apr 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Literary Arts is hosting a series of slam poetry youth workshops at our community space in downtown Portland. Led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. This event is free, and we ask students to sign up in advance: This event is part of an ongoing series of poetry slam workshops. Turiya will be teaching another workshop on Thursday, April…

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