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Friday, November 9
 

6:00pm

100 Demon Dialogues with the Oregon Symphony Quartet
Musical and verbal conversation about artistic ups and downs with cartoonist Lucy Bellwood (100 Demon Dialogues) and a quartet ensemble from the Oregon Symphony.
Members of this Oregon Symphony string quartet are Shin-young Kwon and Samuel Park (violin), Charles Noble (viola), and Trevor Fitzpatrick (cello). To learn more about these musicians go to https://www.orsymphony.org/discover/orchestra/strings/  

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Monica Hayes

Education & Community Engagement Dir., Oregon Symphony
The Oregon Symphony is changing the notion of what a great symphony can be.It is a cultural catalyst, creating and supporting a thriving, diverse culture. With a compelling vision to build community and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, the Oregon Symphony today is a symphony... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

A Pair of Authors Pair Wine and Cheese
One-Hour Cheese and 36 Bottles of Wine Authors Host a Tasting 
So many choices, so little time! Join us for a delicious wine and DIY cheese tasting with the authors of 36 Bottles of Wine (Sasquatch Books), Paul Zitarelli, and One-Hour Cheese (Workman Publishing), Claudia Lucero. Attendees will taste three wines and three fresh cheeses and will leave the event with wine pairing as well as cheese making tips. Space is limited. Books available for sale.

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Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

All Things Kid Lit
Test your knowledge of children's literature with trivia questions courtesy of local children's book authors. Hear them read from their latest works. Bring your inner kid (or your real kid) for an hour of all things kid lit!

Local authors Catherine Alene, Debby Dodds, Emily Whitman, Barbara Kerley, and Cat Winters will read from their latest books for kids and teens. Test your knowledge of children's and young adult literature with trivia questions. Open to kids, teens, and adults!

The authors' bios & websites:

Debby Dodds is the author of the novel AMISH GUYS DON’T CALL which was named one of Powell’s Best of YA for 2017 and an Amazon Top 100. She has stories in many NY Times best-selling anthologies and both online and print magazines and won Portland’s Wizard World 2017 Fiction Contest. As an actress, she wrote and performed in stage shows at both Disneyland and Disney World. She performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Felicia Day, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cookie Monster, and Michael Jackson, and was known for her great screaming abilities in cheesy horror films. Friend her on Facebook at: Debby Dodds Author

Cat Winters is an award-winning, critically acclaimed author of fiction that blends history with the supernatural. Her young adult works include IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY, ODD & TRUE, and a forthcoming novel about Edgar Allan Poe's teen years, THE RAVEN'S TALE (available 4/16/19). She is also the author of two adult novels, THE UNINVITED and YESTERNIGHT. Winters has been named a Morris Award finalist, a Bram Stoker Award nominee, and an Oregon Spirit Book Award winner, and her books have appeared on numerous state and "best of" lists. Visit her at: catwinters.com 

Catherine Alene is the author of the contemporary young adult poetry novel, THE SKY BETWEEN YOU AND ME. This book was named as one of the "Best Children's Books to Read and Share" by the Washington Post and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Like the protagonist in THE SKY BETWEEN YOU AND ME, Catherine battled anorexia nervosa. Now in recovery she regularly serves as a recovery speaker, talking to college students and professional groups about the experience of living with and overcoming the disease. Visit her at: https://catherinealene.com 

Emily Whitman is the author of THE TURNING, a magical middle-grade novel about a selkie boy’s quest. A Junior Library Guild selection, it was praised by Booklist for its “beautiful slow burn.” Her YA novels are RADIANT DARKNESS, number one on the IndieBound Kid’s Next list, and WILDWING, winner of the Oregon Book Award. Emily teaches workshops on writing young adult and middle-grade novels at The Attic Institute in Portland. Come visit her at: www.emilywhitman.com  

Barbara Kerley is the award-winning author of numerous books for kids. Her middle-grade novel, FOLLOWING BAXTER, was called “a dog book like no other” by Booklist and praised for its “rapid-fire plot” by Kirkus Reviews. Her other titles include THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS, WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON, and A COOL DRINK OF WATER. Her latest picture book, TIGERS & TEA WITH TOPPY, is a Junior Library Guild selection. Visit her at: www.barbarakerley.com 



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Barbara Kerley

Bio:Barbara Kerley is an award-winning author of books for kids. Her middle-grade novel, FOLLOWING BAXTER, is a fun adventure story featuring two funny kids, an eccentric scientist, and a big shaggy dog. In a review of FOLLOWING BAXTER, Booklist wrote: “Kerley has written a dog... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland 422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

Cannabis Problem Solving With Everyday Objects
Katie Guinn, artist, designer and illustrator of the adult coloring book, The Stoner Babes (Microcosm, 2018) will talk a little bit about her book, read some statements from featured babes in the book about what empowerment means to them and participate in a short Q&A. 
Afterward, stick around to hang out and color with the Katie on complimentary pages from the book. 

Brett Stern, Portland-based industrial designer and author of 99 Ways to Make a Pipe: Problem Solving for Pot Smokers (Overcup Press, 2018), will walk the audience through the process of how everyday objects can solve simple problems. He will do a demo of how to build 1-2 pipes from his book and the audience will have an opportunity for hands-on participation.

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Rachel Bell

Co-Founder and VP of Marketing & PR, Overcup Press
Rachel Bell is Co-Founder and VP of Marketing & PR at Overcup Press, an award-winning independent publishing company in Portland, Oregon. Rachel and her partner started Overcup Press because they have a passion for beautifully designed books that focus on art, travel, epicurean, travel... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

Filament Reading Series
Filament features the exciting and innovative work of the graduates in Portland State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Join us as we push the boundaries of the expected and encourage new ways of thinking about poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.  

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Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

Land Acknowledgement
Elder and poet Ed Edmo of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe will formally and fully recognize the area's indigenous people in this first-ever Land Acknowledgement for Lit Crawl Portland and Portland Book Festival. Edmo will be joined by indigenous writers including Heid E. Erdrich, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Tommy Orange. Following the Acknowledgement, poets Laura 'Da of the Eastern Shawnee and Trevino L. Brings Plenty of the Lakota will read. Support provided by Counterpoint Press, Catapult, and Soft Skull Press.

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Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Corporeal Writing 510 SW 3rd Ave #101, Portland, OR 97204, USA

6:00pm

Listen Up! Public School Teachers Rock the Mic
Susan Anglada Bartley, Jacque Dixon, Kelly Gomes, Mary Rechner,  and Desmond Spann (from Franklin, Lincoln, and Madison high schools, Bridger K-8, and Sage/DART School) share poetry, prose, and freestyle lyrics for an inspiring interactive literary happening.

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Mary Rechner

fiction writer
Mary is the author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women. Her work has been published in the Harvard Review, Gettysburg Review, Burnside Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Believer, Propeller, Oregon Humanities and the Oregonian.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Literary Arts (Studio) 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

Literary Bingo
Join Why There Are Words PDX for some literary bingo madness with an all-star lineup of Portland writers. Who will read a flashback? A sonnet? The word “panty”? Mark your cards and claim your prizes! 

Our bingolicious readers:

Brian Benson (Going Somewhere), Kate Carroll de Gutes (Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear), Elyse Fenton (Sweet Insurgent), Shauna Hannibal (Hannibal), Jaqueline Keeler (Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Occupation, Sovereignty, and the Fight for Sacred Lands), Ramiza Koya (The Royal Abduls), Margaret Malone (People Like You,) Jennifer Perrine (No Confession, No Mass), and Sara Rivara (Animal Bride).


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Big Legrowlski 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Oblation Papers & Press: Typewriter Bank
Oblation Papers & Press will be open with a bank of typewriters set up for a collaborative poetry where Lit Crawl attendees can contribute a word, a verse, or a line on their way to the later Phases.

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Ron & Jennifer Rich

PR, Oblation Papers & Press
Oblation Papers & Press is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop,hand-bindery and fine retail paper boutique, founded by Ron andJennifer Rich in 1989. Our wholesale line of academic, amusing,artisanal paper goods, including our subsidiary, the Hat+Wig+GloveCompany are made exclusively... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Oblation Papers & Press 516 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Puppy Love: An Interactive Comics Reading
B.B. Andersson, Eileen Chavez, and Liz Yerby believe comics to be an intimate and tender medium.  In Puppy Love: an interactive comics reading, they will present their works about naïveté, romance, and dogs with an emphasis on queer narratives.  We invite you to come listen, help out with sound effects and dance moves, and participate in a small sing-along.

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liz yerby

Liz yerby is a mouse and a mess. They recently self-published a 400-page graphic novel, city mouse, full of daily comics which focus on being queer and navigating the world with anxiety. They also contribute to the free comix paper Vision Quest and put out anthologies with their... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Dorsa Brevia 625 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

Sample Me - PEN America at Lit Crawl Portland
When entering a drug store’s beauty aisle, you’re confronted with skincare labels and color palettes that don’t blend into reality: dry, oily, combination; apricot, chestnut, espresso, and more. Join PEN America for Lit Crawl Portland: Phase 1 at Aesop West End with “Sample Me,” a reading on the worst thing writers have ever done to or put on their skin. Featuring Brandon Jordan BrownJanet W. HardyJulayne Elle Lee, and Juan Carlos Reyes.

“When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.” – Virginia Woolf

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Natalie Green

Manager, Los Angeles Programs, PEN America


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Aesop West End 1300 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

6:00pm

True Stories from the University of Hell
True Stories is a showcase of fine, fab, fiery authors reading vibrant selections from their poetry and prose to provide raw snapshots into real lives. Audience participation in a True Stories exercise at our session's end will prove collaborative, lively, pure fun!

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Eve Connell

Managing Editor, University of Hell Press
buy our rad books = your life will never be the same.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Ace Hotel Portland (Lobby) 1022 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

6:00pm

Where We Go Is Up To You: The Best of Boneshaker Lit Crawl Release
Ten years in the making, The Best of Boneshaker is a weather-worn collection of prose, poetry, interviews, art and literary miscellany from ten issues of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac that Esquire dubbed “a love letter to life in the saddle.”

Join us for a celebratory book release and readings by PNW contributors. Ride your bike and receive a limited-edition set of Boneshaker postcards and come early to enjoy artwork and free Fat Tire Amber Ale.

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Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Powell's Employee Union L5 Gallery 920 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

7:00pm

Audiobook Narration with Matt Haynes
The secret's out: Audiobooks are booming. Now for the next secrets: Who does audiobooks? What is the most important thing to look for in a narrator? When is it time to take a book to audio? Where do narrators get their training? How does a narrator do all those voices? Join audiobook narrator Matt Haynes as he lets you in on some surprising truths about his industry... and answers your questions as well.

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Matt Haynes

Matt Haynes is an internationally acclaimed audiobook narrator with over 40 titles to his credit. He has narrated books in a wide variety of genres including-Biographies-Fantasy-Science Fiction-Romance-Memoirs-Self Help-Business-Horror-Comedy  and many moreHe specializes in educating... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Dorsa Brevia 625 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Create Comics & Mini-Zines the Lowriders in Space Way!
Passionate about comics, manga, zines and graphic novels, or making your own mini-book ? Learn to write, collaborate and draw  your own mini-creation the Lowriders in Space way, using ballpoint pens. You'll get tips on how to draw comics, and then make your own comic using ballpoint pens, a mini-comic template, and collage techniques.

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Cathy Camper

Author
Author of the award-winning Lowriders in Space series, zinester, and librarian.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Literary Arts (Library) 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

7:00pm

Goodnight, Trump
Parody of Goodnight Moon by Erich Origen and Gan Golan

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Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Big Legrowlski 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Multiplicity of Voice: An Evening with Copper Canyon, Tavern Books, and YesYes Books
Three Pacific Northwest independent presses come together for a night of astonishing poetry and breathtaking variety of voice and language.

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KMA Sullivan

Publisher, YesYes Books
KMA Sullivan is the author of Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Essays have appeared in The... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland 422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA

7:00pm

One Page Wednesday/Lit Crawl Mashup!
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk! Readers, come and listen to great fresh work! For this special Lit Crawl edition of One Page Wednesday all readers will respond to the prompts: Lit or Crawl. Expect to hear amazing featured writers! Audience members will have the chance to step up to the microphone! What do you have to say to Lit or Crawl? One page, double spaced. Please, no reading from devices!

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Natalie Serber

Author
Natalie Serber is the author of a memoir, Community Chest, and a story collection, Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, a summer reading selection from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of the Pacific Northwest. Her fiction has appeared in... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Aesop West End 1300 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

7:00pm

OPOSSUM Presents: A Literary Cabaret!
To celebrate the release of our latest issue and record, we get literal with our mission—to present the very best literature animated by music. See a poet traverse rangelands beneath the cry of a pedal steel. Hear an intrepid essayist duel a demented banjo. Feel the bass drop on a tale’s precipitous turn. So life is disappointing, forget it! In here, life is beautiful!

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Jon Ross

Managing Editor, OPOSSUM, A Literary Marsupial
Talk to me about your ideas on the relationship between literature and music! And your favorite David Bowie deep cuts!


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Storytellers Telling Stories - Live!
Storytellers Telling Stories Live! is where music meets storytelling -- authors, poets, actors, comedians, and musicians unite for a rousing performance full of laughter and heartache -- inspired by the Storytellers Telling Stories Podcast and hosted by Jude Brewer.

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Jude Brewer

I host a literary "radio theatre" podcast called Storytellers Telling Stories.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Powell's Employee Union L5 Gallery 920 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

7:00pm

Triptych Tapestry
Prose and Poetry read to improvised jazz music as art inspired by the written pieces is displayed.  

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Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Ace Hotel Portland (Lobby) 1022 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

7:00pm

Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns
Portland Review and The Accomplices (Entropy, CCM, and Writ Large Press) co-host Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns. It is the nature of the human mind to seek, to touch, to understand and occupy vast unknowable terrains, but which of our daily environments resist comprehension? Our readers will present unknowable psychological landscapes, confounding emotional habitats, the shapeless environs of both speculation and perception, those territories where mind and body, physical and psychological, human and nonhuman, meet and cohabitate without reconciliation.

Readers:

Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Where the Apple Falls, Gospel, and Field Theories, winner of the 2018 Oregon Book Award, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College.

M. Allen Cunningham is the author of several books including the new novel Perpetua's Kin, for which he was awarded a 2018 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. His work has appeared in many publications, including Tin House, Glimmer Train, and The Kenyon Review, and he is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships, and residencies at Yaddo. He recently joined the English Department at Portland State University to teach creative writing.

Anne-Marie Kinney is the author of two novels, Radio Iris (2012, Two Dollar Radio) and Coldwater Canyon (2018, CCM). A New York Times Editor’s Choice pick, Radio Iris was called “a spiky debut” and “‘The Office’ as scripted by Kafka” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her shorter work has been published in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, The Rattling Wall, The Collagist, Fanzine and Black Clock, for which she also served as Production Editor from 2011-2016. She lives in Los Angeles, where she co-curates the Griffith Park Storytelling Series.
 
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, the apocalypse, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Contributing Editor at Fanzine, and Co-Founder of The Accomplices. She is an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Portland State University.

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Karina Briski

Editor in Chief, Portland Review


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Literary Arts (Studio) 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

7:00pm

WordPlay with Write Around Portland
Write Around Portland presents WordPlay, a community writing extravaganza featuring prompts and exercises from our renowned workshop model. Led by trained facilitators, participants will have a chance to write, share and stretch their literary muscles. Featuring group writes, mini-writes, speedy writes and more!

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Jenny Chu

Community Engagement Manager, Write Around Portland
She / her


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

7:00pm

ZYZZYVA's Northwest All-Stars
Come join ZYZZYVA—San Francisco's revered literary journal, publishing the West Coast's best writers and poets since 1985—for a program of short readings by some of their past and most recent contributors. Having a long tradition of publishing writers living in Oregon, ZYZZYVA happily returns to Portland for this showcase hosted by Editorial Assistant Zack Ravas.

Readings by Sallie Tisdale, Amy Miller, John Sibley Williams, and Jennifer Moss

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Zack Ravas

Editorial Assistant, ZYZZYVA
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Oscar Villalon

Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA
Oscar Villalon is managing editor of ZYZZYVA. His essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in VQR, The Believer, the Los Angeles Times, NPR.org, and elsewhere. The former book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, he lives with his family in the Mission District.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

8:00pm

Kickstand Comedy & Author Improv
See what happens when art inspires improv comedy! MONDO showcases readings from poets and authors, and some of Portland's best improvisers listen, ask questions and explore the themes and ideas in the writing. The result is hilarious live comedy created on-the-spot. Kickstand Comedy is a comedy space and training center located in Old Town above The Siren Theater.

This year's MONDO at Lit Crawl Portland showcases the work of author Rebecca Schiff. Rebecca is the author of the short story collection The Bed Moved, a finalist for the LA Times Book Award and a Sami Rohr Prize. Her fiction has appeared in n+1, Electric Literature, The Guardian, Fence, and Washington Square. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Michael Knackstedt

Kickstand Comedy


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland 422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA

8:00pm

Our Words Are a Bridge: An Evening with The Rumpus, VIDA, and YesYes Books
Featuring readings from Elizabeth Acevedo, Terese Mailhot, Sophia Shalmiyev, Stacey Tran, and Lidia Yuknavitch! Hosted by Marissa Korbel.

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Marisa Siegel

Editor-in-Chief, The Rumpus
Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of TheRumpus.net. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Corporeal Writing 510 SW 3rd Ave #101, Portland, OR 97204, USA

8:00pm

Poetry Karaoke: Celebrity Edition with Mule on Fire!
In the return of this Lit Crawl Portland favorite, celebrated poets* from Portland and beyond will judge audience poetry karaoke performances. A spin of the big, wooden wheel determines the musical style in which poems shall be read/performed. Corvallis-based band Mule on Fire will provide on-the-spot accompaniment for a range of poetic options. At the end of 45 minutes, a winner will be crowned Poetry Karaoke Champion for the year.

*Poet-judges Ada Limon, Justin Phillip Reed, Gregory Pardlo and Alicia Jo Rabins

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George Estreich

George Estreich plays guitar in the band Mule on Fire (muleonfire.com, @mule_fire). He's the author of a book of poems (Textbook Illustrations of the Human Body) and a memoir (The Shape of the Eye). His new book, Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

8:00pm

Powell's Employee Reading
Writers who work at Powell's; booksellers who write. 

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Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Powell's Employee Union L5 Gallery 920 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

8:00pm

Submission at Lit Crawl
Submission Reading Series is a local reading series run by blind online submission. Our LitCrawl PDX event features Airstream Poetry Festival Fellowship Finalists Lois Ruskai Melina, Alice Hall, Shenan Hahn, James Gapinski, Delphine Bedient, and Bill Carty. This reading is free and open to the public.

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Lois Ruskai Melina is a rower and fan of the Portland Thorns. Her essay, “The Grammar of Untold Stories,” is listed as a Notable work in Best American Essays 2018. She participates in the Corporeal Writing community founded by Lidia Yuknavitch as well as The Guttery. Follow her at : https://loismelina.wordpress.com 

Shenan Hahn is a Portland-based, Virginia-born writer and artist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s MA in Writing program, and her first book of poetry, In the Wake, was published in 2014. She has served editorially for VoiceCatcher, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, and Prompt & Circumstance.

Delphine Bedient writes poems, designs clothing, and runs the publishing imprint Quotidian Press. A book of her work, entitled Down and Out on a Yacht, is available from Two Plum Press and she will have a new book forthcoming from them this fall. 

Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming in 2019 from Octopus Books) and the chapbook Refugium. He is Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest and teaches at Hugo House, the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars, and Edmonds Community College.

James R. Gapinski is the author of the novella Edge of the Known Bus Line (Etchings Press, 2018) and the flash collection Messiah Tortoise (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). He is managing editor of The Conium Review and an instructional specialist at Chemeketa Community College.

Alice Hall is a poet and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Their work investigating the intersections of queerness, violence, and music is published or forthcoming from Flypaper Magazine, The Cardiff Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. They teach writing and poetry at Portland State University and Portland Community College.

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Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

8:00pm

The Ladies' Aid Society Death Brigade
Led by the Dames of Deathly Delights (authors Sallie Tisdale and Elizabeth Fournier), learn your fate in the game, "How I Want To Die."

You might also — Lie down and get wrapped in a burial shroud. Learn how Egyptians mourn the deaths of their cats. Listen to a small slice from the authors' books. Look for the fence, because people are dying to get in!

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Elizabeth Fournier

Owner/Undertaker, Cornerstone Funeral Services
Learn about The Green Burial Guidebook here: www.thegreenreaper.orgFollow me on Twitter: @elizfournier, Insta: @elizabethgreenreaper


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
CENTRL Office Downtown 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

8:00pm

To Gay or Not Too Gay
What makes writing queer? When D. H Lawrence wrote about men wrestling in front of the fire, his homoerotic undertones stirred controversy. Lilian Hellman's writing was banned for both the erotic undertones between women in a boarding school and revolutionary politics. Heteronormative society has categorized queer writing by the sexuality it portrays, but what do queer people identify as uniquely queer writing? Like other marginalized writers, queer writers walk a line between alienation and assimilation.  Don your bow tie or boa and join us while we talk about hand-holding, man wrestling, fashion and what truly makes a uniquely queer aesthetic and identity on the page--and in life.

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Kate Carroll de Gutes

Author
Kate Carroll de Gutes is a dapper queer author with a penchant for shirts with sleeves with reversed out cuffs, bow ties, and an obsession for writing about gender and sexuality.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Ace Hotel Portland (Lobby) 1022 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

9:00pm

Awkward After Party
After Phase 3, everyone crawl your way to Xport, The Porter Hotel's rooftop bar and lounge. This is the chance for audiences and authors from all of Lit Crawl PDX to  gather, compare notes, and dance awkwardly to DJ sets curated by authors.

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Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton 1355 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA