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Nov 13

Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Jennifer Hanlon Wilde

Jennifer Hanlon Wilde pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her mystery novel, Finding the Vein. Hanlon Wilde is paired with the artwork Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth; found in the Modern & Contemporary Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this

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Nov 13

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Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: A.M. Rosales

Essayist A.M. ROSALES pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Rosales is paired with the artwork Chief Bundle by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Brittney Corrigan

BRITTNEY CORRIGAN pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest collection, Daughters. Corrigan is paired with the artwork For the Love by Isaka Shamsud-Din; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About Daughters: This collection

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Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Stacy Brewster

STACY BREWSTER pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his debut story collection, What We Pick Up. Brewster is paired with the artwork William Jamison by Patrick Abbey; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About

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Portland Book Festival  

Gastro Obscura Presents: The World’s Most Unusual Vending Machine

In partnership with the Portland Book Festival, the Gastro Obscura vending machine will be making its West Coast debut on Saturday, November 13 at the Portland Art Museum’s sculpture garden. Co-author Cecily Wong will be on-site for a meet-and-greet from 2:00 - 5:00pm, along with tasting stations from some of Portland's most inspiring and imaginative culinary artists and a special fruit and vegetable synth performance.

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Nov 18

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

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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Saturday

Nov 20

For BIPOC writers   Free Events  

Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event- Fall Session

Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University's English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed for writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to connect to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices. Promoting Your Book Panel 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Sunday

Nov 21

Tuesday

Dec 7

Free Events  

Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar

Join beloved and award-winning Oregon poets Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar for a virtual reading and discussion celebrating their latest collections. Many poems in My Wilderness by Maxine Scates chronicle how a wooded Oregon hillside, her longtime home, has turned from a refuge into a landscape of change where trees once numerous are now threatened

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Wednesday

Dec 8

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: December

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! December's One Page Wednesday is hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. The featured readers are

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Jan 5

Winter 2022   Writing Classes  

Become Your Own Best Editor

“If you believe in revision you don’t have to worry about perfection.” -Naomi Shihab Nye Congratulations! You’ve written some stories, some chapters of a memoir, a handful of personal essays, now what? In this multi-genre workshop, you’ll learn techniques for revising and polishing your writing by locating intention—what you’ve come to say, and how best

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Wednesday

Jan 5

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: January

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! January's One Page Wednesday is hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. The featured reader is

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Jan 16

Delve Readers Seminars   Winter 2022  

Schopenhauer: Essays and Aphorisms

Of the great thinkers who created modernity—Darwin, Freud, Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche—Arthur Schopenhauer is the least well known in America. And yet his thoughts about the place of humankind in the universe, the nature of life, and ethics profoundly shaped many of the great writers, artists, and thinkers of the twentieth century. In the last

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Tuesday

Jan 18

Delve Readers Seminars   Winter 2022  

Retellings

Humans are storytellers by nature: “Where would we be without our plots?” asks a character in a Margaret Atwood short story. Some stories persist over centuries and generations, subtly transformed with each retelling. In this seminar, we will read three modern renditions of old stories. In The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood reimagines the tale of Odysseus

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Tuesday

Jan 18

Winter 2022   Writing Classes  

Honor Your Inner Child: Play with Craft & Style

This generative writing series designed for beginner and intermediate writers will welcome our inner children back into the present through poetry and story-telling. As adults, childlike joy, pleasure, and wonder can be elusive and yet we carry these parts with us all the time. Our inner 8-year-old, 12-year-old, and 17-year-old are just waiting for us

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Tuesday

Jan 18

Free Events  

Paul Pastor and Joe Wilkins

Join us for an evening with Oregon authors Paul Pastor and Joe Wilkins. Paul Pastor's most recent book is Bower Lodge, a book that journeys inward to a wild landscape of joy, grief, and transformation. Joe Wilkins the author of four poetry collections, most recently Thieve, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and When

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Thursday

Jan 20

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

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

Jan 21

Winter 2022   Writing Classes  

Grief and the Lyric Essay

Throughout history, writers have used lyrical techniques to access states of consciousness we associate with grief. Lyrical writing prioritizes music, rhythm, and emotion over the narrative arc. The goal of this course is to find entry into writing through reading, conversation,and various prompts and exercises to catalyze memory and thinking. We will consider how writers

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Monday

Jan 24

Winter 2022   Writing Classes  

Writing the Memoir and Personal Essay: Six Month Intensive

Get a good start on a memoir or personal essay collection while studying—via close readings of assigned texts—some of the essential methods of creative nonfiction. Students help to form a supportive, generously critical community of writers in which risk-taking, vulnerability, and love of language and of making underpin everything we do. During class meetings, students

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