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Friday, November 4
 

6:00pm

Dimsummer Book Club
Poem films and live readings featuring the work of local artists with disabilities and their friends.

Moderators
Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Literary Arts Studio 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Direct Poetry Animation at NWFC
Set your words in motion! Join the Northwest Film Center for a Direct Animation activity where we will write words (and color) directly onto analog 16mm film and create loops of visual poetry. 

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
NW Film Center 934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Get Nervous: The All Queer Edition
Get Nervous is a reading and performance series about anxiety and depression, centered on the nagging, swirling, frazzled feeling you get when you have to do a thing. Get Nervous features pieces about anything from anxiety-induced eczema (in a funny way!) to the terrible things we tell ourselves in the throes of depression, all in an attempt to create a safe space for public vulnerability. The hope is to be a catalyst to create art about these subjects for the purpose of confronting them, sharing them, and normalizing them. This special Lit Crawl edition will feature a lineup of all queer writers.

Robyn Bateman
Jonanna Widner
Nikole Potulsky
Nathan Wade Carter
Kate Carroll de Gutes 

Moderators
Participants
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Kate Carroll DeGutes

In 1983, Kate Carroll de Gutes' traveling band kicked off the Cylinder, Iowa Centennial Celebration. Because of the number of mice running around and over the "stage”—which was the base of the town’s grain elevator—the group played much too fast and their show ended quickly. That's when Kate realized, you can't make this stuff up and decided to write nonfiction. Her book, "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" won the 2016 Oregon... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Tugboat Brewing Company 711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Make A Zine Workshop
Portland Zine Symposium presents a fun-filled, hands-on workshop where attendees learn the fundamentals of zinemaking!

Moderators
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PDX Zine Symposium

Zine Enthusiasts, Portland Zine Symposium
The Portland Zine Symposium (PZS) started in 2000 and is one of the longest-running & biggest zine fests in the world. Zines (pronounced ZĒĒNS) are independently made paper creations that often take a booklet form, with the contents often exemplifying the peculiarities of it's creator(s). | PZS is entirely volunteer run and is returning again in July 2017.

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Literary Arts Library 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Opossum Unleashed
Come meet Portland's newest literary marsupial at this issue 1 journal release party and revel in the rhythms of our possum posse.

Featuring Shayla Lawson (poetry), Elena Passerello (essay), Melissa Stephenson (essay), Steve Durham (essay) and Alison Bulger (fiction). NOTE: There Will Be Beer


6:00pm

Our Names, Our Voices: API Poets in the Pacific Northwest
A celebration of poetry, identity, and hybridity from accomplished Asian American authors Garrett Hongo, Wendy Chin Tanner, and Amy Temple Harper. Hosted by Neil Aitken and co-presented with APANO's Arts & Media Project.


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
ILWU Local 5 Gallery 920 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

PAM $5 Friday

Get an early start on Lit Crawl! Portland Art Museum is $5 after 5pm. 

PAM $5 Fridays after 5 


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Panel on Panels: Ladies in Illustrated Lit
Martha Grover, creator of the Somnambulist zine and author of memoir The End of My Career; Amy Kurzweil, author and illustrator of graphic memoir Flying Couch; and Bitch Media's Sarah Mirk, author of Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules, will present their written and illustrated work with live projected content, followed by a panel with audience Q&A.

Participants
avatar for Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil

I am a cartoonist and a writer. Check out my debut graphic memoir, Flying Couch.


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St Portland, OR

6:00pm

Portland Silent Reading Party
Sustained silent social reading with a drink: SRP PDX hosts monthly meet-ups for Portlanders to read together with a cocktail.

To complement LitCrawl's more lively and outgoing events, this gathering will offer two things we all enjoy: literature and libations. We'll provide ambient tunes and earplugs: you bring your own book and come prepared to enjoy quiet reading and recovery time in good company.

Moderators
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Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party Portland
Inspired by the long-running Seattle Silent Reading Party, we created this event for Portlanders to join with fellow readers regularly to read silently in good company. With a cocktail. | | Subscribe to hear about upcoming Silent Reading Parties and other occasional bookish news! http://www.silentreadingpartypdx.com/subscribe

Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Portland Story Theater
Experience the heart and soul of Portland with real, true stories from Portland Story Theater! 

Often described as "a new breed of literary event," Portland Story Theater is the Pacific Northwest's premier showcase for true, personal stories told face-to-face, eye-to-eye, and heart-to-heart. No scripts, no notes, just the teller and the audience and the words. Ten minutes. Go! Hosted by Portland Story Theater's Founders, Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, this LitCrawl® event features three of audience favorites: Penny Walter, Beth Rogers and Warren McPherson. The theme is Making Lists and Taking Risks, amazing narratives of transitioning from one place in your life to another.

Moderators
avatar for Lynne Duddy

Lynne Duddy

Founder, Portland Story Theater
Lynne Duddy is a creative who uses her energies to make things happen that help people connect in meaningful ways. She produces live storytelling events, helps people discover their own stories, and crafts personal narratives of her own. She co-founded Portland Story Theater in 2004, along with Lawrence Howard, and they bring the community together in a sustainable, essential way to experience the real, true stories of the people of Portland.
avatar for Lawrence Howard

Lawrence Howard

Lawrence Howard is a master at crafting engaging stories that often have listeners on the edge of their seats. Founder of Portland Story Theater, Lawrence draws from his rich repertoire of adventure, personal, and mythic tales to create narrative programs for people from all walks of life. Lawrence is best known as the creator of the Armchair Adventurer series, which include riveting stories about Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Warren McPherson

Warren McPherson

Warren McPherson is a storyteller who has worked with Portland Story Theater since 2014 crafting personal stories. He is an audience favorite at their annual Valentine’s show and is a Library Story Slam winner. Warren manages the podcasts for Portland Story Theater both on SoundCloud and on iTunes. He conducts workshops in storytelling with Portland Story Theater throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Audiences rave about Warren... Read More →
avatar for Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers is a storyteller who has worked with Portland Story Theater since 2011 crafting personal stories. She is an audience favorite and, in addition to our Urban Tellers® shows, she has also performed at our St. Paddy’s show. Beth conducts workshops in storytelling with Portland Story Theater throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Audiences rave about Beth Rogers’ stories: “Beth may be small but she’s a... Read More →
avatar for Penny Walter

Penny Walter

Penny Walter is the creator of Penny's Puppet Productions, a one woman enterprise that she launched in 2002. Trained as an educator, Penny completed her Master’s Thesis on “Teaching with Puppets in The Classroom.” In early 2002, she moved out of the classroom and into the performance limelight to create and perform puppet shows, mini-musicals, and stories for everyone from tiny-tots to seniors. She has created, produced, and... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Art Bar & Bistro 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Raising the Barre
Lauren Kessler, mid-life wanna-be ballerina who challenged herself to dance in The Nutcracker, leads exercises at the barre and reads from her book, RAISING THE BARRE.

Participants
avatar for Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler is an award-winning author, (semi) fearless immersion reporter and self-designated guinea pig journalist who combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the seemingly romantic but oh-so-gritty world of ballet to the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement, from the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship to the hidden world of Alzheimer’s sufferers. She is the author of nine works of... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Oregon Ballet School 1017 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

Roll On, You Crazy Diamond: The Release of Boneshaker's 10th Issue
Join us at Adelina Books inside Boys Fort for a release party for the milestone 10th issue of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. Since 2007, Boneshaker has been a collective ode to the ride itself, that fundamentally lonesome experience one has in the saddle, and the results of repeating that ride over and over in different directions on different days with different destinations in each instance. This is a celebration of ten issues of the pocket-sized periodical that Esquire calls "a philosophical love letter to life in the saddle, with enough lovingly laid-out maps, poems, and pull-out postcards to quicken any self-respecting graphic designer's pulse," and UTNE says is "a distinct and welcome change from the product-pushing focus of mainstream bike mags."

Dan DeWeese
Kjerstin Johnson
Alex Behr
Darren Cools

Moderators
Participants
avatar for Alex Behr

Alex Behr

Freelance Writer, Editor, Teacher
I like music and cheese. I will be reading an essay about a serial killer, bikes, and vandalism. My short story collection is coming out in 2017.
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Darren Cools

Owner, Darren Cools
Hi! My name is Darren Cools. I am an independent illustrator, designer, graphic recorder and writer, with much love for children’s books, good art and youth education. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife Anna and our three children.
avatar for Kjerstin Johnson

Kjerstin Johnson

Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has appeared in Bear Deluxe, the UTNE Reader, Moss, and the Portland Mercury. She is the former editor in chief of the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Boys Fort 902 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

6:00pm

The Night Circus
A series of authors reading dark and fantastical stories with unique films behind them, created by the authors. The series will also feature a collection of paintings painted with coffee by artist Davey Cadaver (illustrator of Coffee Monsters by Ophelia Darkly) as well as tarot readings by a pair of siamese twins.

The Night Circus will feature book readings by Ophelia Darkly and Danger Slater, puppets, corpse poem writing, wishing well, dream interpretations, and more! 

Participants

6:00pm

Triptych Tapestry
Given a prompt, stories are improvised concomitantly by storytellers, illustrators, and jazz musicians.

Moderators
Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Aesop West End Store 1300 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm

What’s Found in the Ground: Readings about Mushrooms
Authors Gina Ochsner (The Hidden Letters of Velta B.), Alexis Smith (Marrow Island), and Lily Raff McCaulou (Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner), read and discuss the role mushrooms play in their latest works. Portland Monthly arts & culture editor Fiona McCann will moderate.


7:00pm

7:00pm

Bushwick Book Club presents The Zinesters Guide to Portland
This installment of the BBC features collaborations around Microcosm's recently published 6th edition of The Zinester's Guide to Portland!

BBC shows incorporate performance, film, and culinary creations inspired by literature. 
Bushwick Book Club
Microcosm Publishing 

Moderators
SH

Susan Hwang

Founder, Bushwick Book Club

Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

City of Weird
Join us as part of Wordstock's Lit Crawl® for readings from City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales. Readers include Kevin Sampsell, Jonah Barrett, Leni Zumas, and Sean Davis!

Enter the lobby and take the elevator to the basement. The Oregon Ballet School has a new dance floor, so please, no stilleto heels (as if you'd want to run around to Lit Crawl in stilleto heels!) or cleats or cowboy boots with spurs.

Moderators
Participants
avatar for Leni Zumas

Leni Zumas

Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection FAREWELL NAVIGATOR (Open City) and the novel THE LISTENERS (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award.  Her fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Open City, Salt Hill, New Orleans Review, New York Tyrant, Columbia, and other magazines.  She has received fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Lower Manhattan Cultural... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Oregon Ballet School 1017 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Grief Rites: Community and Connection
The Grief Rites Readers Series is a storytelling showcase that provides the opportunity for community to gather and speak openly about death, loss and grief. 

We create safe spaces to connect through shared grief, while holding space for ourselves and others. Storytellers come to share their story, while others come to honor their own grief and the grief of others. They come to hold space and witness. They come to sink into that soft spot of grief and give themselves and others the permission to grieve. To do the hard thing. They come to receive and provide support and connection with other people who "get it".
The readers series is a project of the Grief Rites Foundation, a community movement to take back our right to grieve. We provide education, awareness and advocacy to normalize grief, to end the stigma and shame, and to give ourselves permission to greive out loud. 

Storytellers (in order of appearance):
Amber J Keyser
Daniel Elder
Pauls Toutonghi
Adam Strong
Kate Carroll de Gutes
DeAngelo Gillespie


Moderators
avatar for Melissa Dodson

Melissa Dodson

Founder, Grief Rites Foundation
Melissa Dodson is a wife and mom, a student, a writer and a Death Midwife. She writes about being a motherless daughter, grief, depression, anxiety, vulnerability and all of the uncomfortable messyness of life. She has been published on The Manifest-Station, Rebelle Society, The Tattooed Buddha, and various other places on the interwebs. She has studied writing with Tom Spanbauer's Dangerous Writers and is currently working on her first memoir... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Kate Carroll DeGutes

Kate Carroll DeGutes

In 1983, Kate Carroll de Gutes' traveling band kicked off the Cylinder, Iowa Centennial Celebration. Because of the number of mice running around and over the "stage”—which was the base of the town’s grain elevator—the group played much too fast and their show ended quickly. That's when Kate realized, you can't make this stuff up and decided to write nonfiction. Her book, "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" won the 2016 Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Amber J. Keyser

Amber J. Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an evolutionary biologist-turned-author, who writes both fiction and nonfiction for tweens and teens. In addition to The V-Word (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, 2016), she is the author of The Way Back from Broken, a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes (Twenty-First Century Books, 2015), and the forthcoming Pointe, Claw, a novel about claiming the... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Literary Arts Studio 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Jeff Alworth and Workman Present The Beer Bible
A historical tasting tour of beer with Jeff Alworth, author of The Beer Bible

Participants
avatar for Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. His current project is The Secrets of Master Brewers (Storey), scheduled for release in March. In August 2015, Workman Publishing released his comprehensive guide to beer, The Beer Bible, and the following month, Chronicle Books released his introduction to cider called Cider Made Simple. When he's not working on a book, he can be found writing about beer at his blog, Beervana, and All About... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Big Legrowlski 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Poetry Karaoke with Mule on Fire

Audience members will read poems with musical backing by Mule on Fire, a three-piece acoustic/electric band. For each poem, an audience member will spin a large, game-show Wheel to choose their musical style (ska, hair metal, acoustic blues, sensitive folk, sanctimonious Irish arena rock, etc.). Mule on Fire will accompany in the style determined by The Wheel, and the audience member, tapping into the music’s essence, will perform the poem accordingly. A selection of poems will be provided. The event will open and close with an original song performed by Mule on Fire.



Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Tugboat Brewing Company 711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Pure Surface Presents: YOUTHHOOD
Pure Surface is a regular Portland performance series curated by Stacey Tran and Danielle Ross. Join us for this special LitCrawl event with movement and text by: Claire Barrera, Jenny Chu, Jenna Marie Fletcher, Simeon Jacob, Christopher Rose, Danielle Ross, Anis Mojgani, Jake Vermaas, Rinna Vickie, Takahiro Yamamoto, Lu Yim.


7:00pm

Reparations: African and Indigenous Solidarity
Members of the Oregon Writers of Color join together to share stories of what they would like to see in terms of community healing - the concept of reparations loosely ties their stories together, showing the kind of world imaginable if non-white creators had the same opportunities as white ones. This reading will focus on African and Indigenous voices, featuring Manuel Arturo AbreuButton WillGeeta LewisStephanie Dünx,Ines O'FalcöOlivia OliviaMaxi Miliano.  


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Rudy's Barbershop 212 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Sad Animal Game Show
The Sad Animal Game Show is the cutest way to ruin your night. Brooke Barker is here to tell you (and quiz you on) depressing facts about your favorite animals.

Check out Sad Animal Facts 

Participants
avatar for Brooke Barker

Brooke Barker

Sad Animal Facts
Here to tell you depressing facts about your favorite animals.


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Jackknife Alley Room 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Strange Brew: A Literary Mystics Ball
In this eclectic and interactive literary event, guests are invited to don masks and mingle with local mystics, fortune-tellers, poet-seers, and other strange literary folk as they hear haunted & haunting passages from authors such as Eunice Odio, Toni Morrison, and Clarice Lispector.

Bring your own mask or get one at the door. $5 Suggested Donation.

Explore, interact, and enter the mystic veil!

Featuring:
-Mystery Tent (with private readings/ritual experiences for 1-2 people at a time) with Jamondria Harris
-The Quiet Confessional, an interrogation by the Strangers
-Literary tarot readings with The Dark Exact
-Close Reads with Fathom Books
-Surrealist games with Hajara Quinn
-haunting sounds by Meroitic
and more!


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
CENTRL Office 1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

The PORTLAND MONTHLY Lit Trivia Challenge
Do both Hard Rain Falling and Planet of Exile grace your shelves? Do you know your Dangerous Writers from your Status Rerum? Get ready to put your Oregonian literary knowledge to the test on a mental obstacle course of bookish Rose City trivia courtesy of the editors of Portland Monthly. For every right answer, drink! (For every wrong answer, drink!)


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
River Pig Saloon 529 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

The State of the Art
Author and gallerist Matt Wagner will discuss the current conditions and trends for art in Portland and across the globe.


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boys Fort 902 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

7:00pm

Unchaste Readers Lit Crawl Edition
Unchaste is about creating a community, promoting writing that takes risks, that shows the raw, vulnerable, ecstatic, complicated lives of women. Unchaste will invite a dozen women and gender nonconforming word artists - poets and beyond. These artists will work together in 4 groups of 3 each to compose one seven-minute performance based on the theme "Why must we be unapologetically Unchaste?"

Moderators
Participants
avatar for Kaeli B. Casati

Kaeli B. Casati

Poet, Unchaste
Kaeli Casati is a writer, builder, educator, and activist in Portland, OR. Originally from Alaska, she draws on both physical and social landscapes for inspiration. She is interested in intersections of all kinds. You can find her burning between land, water, and sky...
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Julia Laxer

I write for myself., Writer
Julia Laxer lives for the stories and writes in the afternoons from a rickety desk in a rose-lit room in downtown Portland. You can find her work in So to Speak: a Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Small Po[r]tions, The Nervous Breakdown, Litro Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, Working It, Mannequin Haus, Nailed Magazine, The Grief Diaries, The Unchaste Readers’ Anthology, and in The Red Umbrella Project’s anthology: Prose & Lore... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Low Brow Lounge 1036 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

7:00pm

Water in the Blood: Indigeneous and Tribal Writers
A union of first nations writers and artists holding space for ourselves and solidarity for other writers of color


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 write, share and stretch their literary muscles. Featuring group writes, mini-writes, speedy writes and more! 

Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Back Pedal Brewing Co. 1425 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Advertising Writers Are People, Too
They might spend inordinate amounts of time writing for fast food restaurants, fizzy beverages, and sports brands, but that's not all they do. Hear the creative work of poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers who all happen to work at Wieden+Kennedy.

Participants
avatar for Kervins

Kervins

Kervins is a child of The Universe. He absolutely cannot fake the funk. Either he's drinking the Kool-Aid or he's not. But when he does drink it, he takes the pitcher to the face. He spent the better part of his life writing words for music and sometimes no words, just music. Now he writes words for brands and sometimes no words, just branding. Most importantly, everything he does, he does to make his Momma proud.
avatar for Matthew Carroll

Matthew Carroll

Matthew Carroll is a person. As a person, he spends his time art directing and writing advertising, being a dad and doing dad things, being a husband and doing husband things, eating food and sleeping and some other activities that are private. His main contribution to the literary arts is the book of things his daughter said to him when she was a toddler, "Can I Sit On Your Lap While You're Pooping?" It is available in bookstores nationwide... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Lee

Dylan Lee

Dylan Lee has been making advertising for a long time. He does not know why. But he also enjoys writing things that don’t have logos at the end. He’s been published in Fiction Attic, Phoebe, The Gravity of the Thing, and in the anthology The Night, and the Rain, and the River. His family and going on African safaris give him plenty to write about.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Rudy's Barbershop 212 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Forged in the Night Fires of Hell
Four irreverent presses - University of Hell Press, Anvil Press, Nightwood, and Write Bloody Publishing - present some of their boldest authors to share fresh, dark musings on the flames and flares that drive, repel, propel, and ignite our innermost passions. Smoldering a capella trio Bergerette will further spark creativity and libidos with sexy hits from the Medieval and Renaissance eras. Audience members can participate by offering up snapshots of their own super muses and inspirations.

Bergerette 
A.M. O'Malley, University of Hell Press
Kim Fu, Nightwood Editions
John Barrios, University of Hell Press 
Chris Gudgeon, Anvil Press
Leah Noble Davidson, University of Hell Press
Derrick Brown, Write Bloody Publishing

Participants
avatar for Bergerette

Bergerette

Chanteuses, Bergerette
Medieval and Renaissance French sex kitten pop! All the fave hits from the 11th-16th centuries!
DB

Derrick Brown

DERRICK c. BROWN is an American poet from Austin TX. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Gudgeon

Christopher Gudgeon

Christopher Gudgeon is an author, poet and screenwriter. He has contributed to numerous magazines – including Playboy, MAD and National Lampoon – and written almost 20 books, from critically acclaimed fiction and poetry like Song of Kosovo¸ Assdeep in Wonder and Greetings from the Vodka Sea, to celebrated biographies of Stan Rogers and Milton Acorn, to popular history on subjects as varied as sex, fishing and lotteries. | | He also... Read More →
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A.m. O'Malley

Independent Publishing Resource Center
queer, curvy, smart, funny, crabby (sometimes), creative


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Jackknife Alley Room 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

8:00pm

Invisible Spectrum: Storytellers of Color in the Whitest City in America
Invisible Spectrum Stories is Portland's newest storytelling event, which features storytellers of color. IS Stories intends to celebrate stories of color in the whitest city in America because we believe in celebrating diversity and representing the underrepresented. 



8:00pm

Our Bodies, Our Bikes
Join editors Elly Blue and April Streeter, along with a few intrepid contributors to the book Our Bodies, Our Bikes. You'll also get to meet a very special tallbike. Long live the feminist bicycle revolution!

Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Back Pedal Brewing Co. 1425 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Portland Creatives of Color Presents IN/VISIBLE
When did you first realize what it meant?

Presented by Portland Creatives of Color: IN/VISIBLE centers and threads together experiences of visibility, invisibility, and the intersections of that exploration within ourselves, for ourselves. How have we navigated that publicly? How has that been navigated for us, without us, at times. How we get found inside of it all.

Moderators
Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Literary Arts Studio 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

8:00pm

Portland Story Time with The Children's Book Bank
Join The Children's Book Bank at McMenamins Ringlers Pub as we host Portland Story Time for LitCrawl PDX! Our host, Doug Kenck-Crispin of Kick Ass Oregon History will introduce Portland celebs as they share their favorite tales of reading as a child and read their favorite children's story to the audience. 

The event is free, but we appreciate any donations to support our mission to ensure all Portland children have access to high-quality books.www.childrensbookbank.org. 

Participants
avatar for Heidi Schulz

Heidi Schulz

Heidi Schulz lies to children for fun and profit. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Hook’s Revenge, and a sequel, Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code, published by Disney-Hyperion. Her picture book debut, Giraffes Ruin Everything, was published by Bloomsbury Kids in August.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Ringler's Pub 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Salon Skid Row and YesYes Books Present The State of the Nation
Portland reading series Salon Skid Row (Josh Lubin, host and curator) teams up with KMA Sullivan, (Publisher of YesYes Books), to curate a timely, topically themed showcase: The State of the Nation: With the presidential election happening Tuesday, November 8th, and since this particular election cycle has been the source of so much public concern, anxiety, and even outrage, readers at this showcase will share their thoughts, and offer their unique perspectives as artists - through poetry and prose - on the current state of politics and America. Josh Lubin and KMA Sullivan will be co-hosting this showcase, featuring Robert Lashley, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Jenn Marie Nunes, and Jamie Mortara, with a video installation and media content curated by Reed Banals.

Moderators
JL

Josh Lubin

Host and curator, Salon Skid Row
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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 Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Jennifer Jackson Berry

Jennifer Jackson Berry

My first full-length collection of poetry, The Feeder, is about to be released from YesYes Books.
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jamie j. mortara

Founder, voicemail poems
jamie j. mortara is a poet from New Jersey built out of bikes and bagels and anxiety and punk rock and too many episodes of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. They hold an MFA from UNCW and are the author of small creatures / wide field, an interactive fiction collection from tNY Press. jamie currently operates voicemailpoems.org from Portland, OR and wherever there's free WiFi. 'some planet' (YesYes Books, 2015) is their first full-length collection... Read More →


8:00pm

Sasquatch Books presents Dead Feminists
Based on their letterpress poster series, authors Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring discuss their illuminating look at women who’ve changed the world in their new book that combines feminist history with a vision for a better future.

Participants
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Chandler O'Leary

Illustrator & letterer, co-author of Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color
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Jessica Spring

Letterpress printing


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Big Legrowlski 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Sex, Death, and Other Unmentionables
Sex and death—the great unmentionables— are topics we tend to avoid. Whether this is because of social taboos, a fear of being vulnerable or simply a lack of adequate vocabulary, going deep is difficult. The writers in this program have wrestled deeply with “unmentionable" ideas. They’ve searched history, conducted interviews, and written poems, trying to tease out their complexities. Tonight they're gathering to discuss their work and how they've been changed by bringing these stories and experiences into the light to be scrutinized and demystified—or perhaps made even more mysterious.

Moderators
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Amber J. Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an evolutionary biologist-turned-author, who writes both fiction and nonfiction for tweens and teens. In addition to The V-Word (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, 2016), she is the author of The Way Back from Broken, a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes (Twenty-First Century Books, 2015), and the forthcoming Pointe, Claw, a novel about claiming the... Read More →

Participants
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Casey Jarman

Casey Jarman has served as the music editor at the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, and managing editor of the Believer in San Francisco. He co-founded Party Damage Records in 2013. He has written for the Believer, Nylon, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, Next American City, and Reed Magazine, as well as various online publications. He is currently a contributing editor at the Believer. He lives in Portland with... Read More →
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Ruth Madievsky

Ruth Madievsky is the author of a poetry collection, “Emergency Brake,” which was named Tavern Books’ 2015 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection and was published in February 2016. Ruth’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, Rattle, and elsewhere. She was a 2015 Tin House scholar in poetry and reads chapbook submissions for Gold Line Press. She is originally from... Read More →
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Therese Oneill

I wrote Unmentionable: A Victorian Ladies Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners, available from Little, Brown October 25th. I know enough about old days sex to ruin every Jane Austen book you've ever loved.


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Cassidy's Restaurant 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

8:00pm

The Pulp Stage: Primed Pulp
Step off the street and onto the bug planet! The Pulp Stage will be performing David D. Levine's award-winning science fiction story, Tk'Tk'Tk (yep, that's the name!) with audience participation. Grab an easy cameo or just sit back and immerse yourself in this darkly hilarious tale of a space-traveling software peddler: nearly out of company cash, our hero has one last chance to make a big sale... but it must take place in a world owned and operated by bugs. Whether you get the giggles or the shivers, you'll experience the magic of transportation through words (most of them earth-based).

Moderators
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Matt Haynes

The Pulp Stage
The Pulp Stage is a new theatre movement; crackling dramas built solely to be read out loud: the audience receives the story through pure imagination and the performers get to tell story by the simplest means. In fact, for Lit Crawl, some audience may get to tell the story, reading the parts of giant bugs in David D. Levine's hilarious, award winning sci fi nightmare, "Tk'Tk'Tk''.

Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Low Brow Lounge 1036 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

8:00pm

Whiting Win, Lose, or DRAW!
Join us for drinks and deliciously devilish literary topics to draw while writers try to guess your answers! How would YOU draw "denouement," The Empathy Exams, Stephen King? IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Whiting Award-winning writers Tyehimba Jess (poetry), Alice Sola Kim (fiction), Elena Passarello (nonfiction), and John Wray (fiction) may just dazzle you with their literary smarts and ability to decipher the most poorly drawn--or perhaps beautifully drawn!--sketches ever in the history of humankind. 

Hosted by Portland comedians Bri Pruett and Alex Falcone


Friday November 4, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Tugboat Brewing Company 711 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205

9:00pm

Lit Crawl 2016: The Tin House Awkward After Party
A post-Lit-Crawl party featuring literary people standing around awkwardly until the music takes hold of their bodies.

Featuring Kevin Young, Carrie Brownstein, and DJs Mas y Menos and Blind Bartimaeus

Free admission with Lit Crawl ticket (which will be handed out at every Lit Crawl event you attend). 

Sponsored by The Commons Brewery, A to Z WineworksRiverhead BooksGraywolf PressIDL Worldwide, and Literary Arts presents Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival


Friday November 4, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Gallery 135 (IDL Worldwide) 135 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209