Friday, September 10, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Sunday, September 12th
At this collective reading, we'll reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and discuss the ways people were moved to restore the beauty and bring healing in the face of community tragedy. Local authors Tom Spanbauer, Tami Lynn Kent, Jessica Maxwell, Sara Guest, and Jennifer Lauck will read from their work.
Where: Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne
When: 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Sunday, September 12th
Portland Poetry Slam with Tara Brenner. We're back kiddies with another big badass show. We've got an open slam where eight poets slug it out for fifty bucks and the adoration of the crowd as well as the last two spots in our semi-final on 9/26. Also an open mic. 7:30 sign ups, all ages.
Where: Backspace, 115 NW 5th
When: 8:00 pm
Cost: Free, $5 suggested donation

Tuesday, September 14th
The library welcomes women of color making zines! Whether you currently publish a zine or have always dreamed of making one, learn, share, and network with Tonya Jones to create a presence of women of color in the zine world. Tonya Jones is a zinestar who has taught workshops for women of color at the Portland Zine Symposium and Portland State University.
Where: North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth
When: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

Tuesday, September 14th
Reconciling queerness with religion is an enormous challenge—especially when the religion is Orthodox Judaism. In the groundbreaking new anthology Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires, Miryam Kabakov brings together the first-person accounts of fourteen lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women as they shed new light on the experiences of individuals and communities who live at the intersection of conflicting sexual and religious identities.
Where: In Other Words, 8 B NE Killingsworth
When: 7 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

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