Friday, July 17, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Sunday, July 19
Performance Works NorthWest announces its annual summer fundraiser: The 7th Annual Richard Foreman Mini-Festival in Two Shows. Inspired by playwright, avant-garde theater pioneer, and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Richard Foreman, a dazzling lineup of theater, dance, video and literary artists from Portland and beyond rise to the challenge of creating a new work in only ten days. PWNW artistic director Linda Austin posted a selection from Foreman's online notebooks at 12:01am on July 9. On July 19 audiences will thrill to the amusing, shocking and enlightening results created by 18 solo artists/groups, presented in two different programs.
When: 5pm and 8pm
Where: Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave. Portland OR
Cost:$15-$50 for one show; $25-75 for both shows, sliding scale.
Visit the PWNW website for many more details and other events.

Date: Monday, July 20
Scribble Sessions is a brand new writing group for all writing levels and July 20 is the first meeting. The hour long session is designed to evolve and fit the needs of the writers who attend. Come whether you are looking for feedback on your work, to share your writing or to hear it read aloud. There is interest also "to build a group where writers can come together and simply write in silence--surrounded by a similar, focused energy that motivates exploration." The Sessions a non-exclusive and supportive group. Writers, readers AND those who are just interested in listening, are all welcome.
When: Every 3rd and 1st Monday at 7pm
Where: In Other Words Women's Books and Resources, 8B NE Killingsworth St
Cost: Free
For more information visit the Event website or call 503-232-6003.

Date: Fri., Sat., Sun., July 24, 25, 26
It's International Zine Month which means...Portand Zine Symposium! The event includes workshops, panels, discussions and raffles and tables upon tables of creative folks trading, buying and selling zines. There are many opportunities for further involvement including volunteering for the event, kick-off events (i.e. dance parties and readings), and the 24hr Zine Challenge.
When: July 24 (2:30pm-7pm), July 25 (10am-5pm), July 26 (10am-4pm)
Where: Smith Memorial Ballroom, Portland State University
Cost: Free!
For more information, be sure to check out the PZS website.

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