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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.

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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 

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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 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!

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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... Read More →

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

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Melissa Stephenson

Melissa Stephenson earned her B.A. in English from The University of Montana and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Texas State University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, The Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and Fourth Genre. Her memoir, Driven, was released by Houghton... Read More →


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.

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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.

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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! htt... Read More →

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.

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Lynne Duddy

Founding Artistic Director, 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... Read More →
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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 walk... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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.

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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... 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

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Alex Behr

Freelance Writer, Editor, Teacher
My debut story collection, Planet Grim, is out on 7.13 Books (10-12-17). It's a vivid, unsettling portrait of the gritty fringes of San Francisco and Portland, where complicated characters long for connection just out of reach.
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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.
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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! 

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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.