September 21, 2017, 7:00pm - September 22, 2017, 10:30am
For September Fo Po Poetry expands to having 3 featured readers--Gary Aker, Tricia Knoll and Jac Nelson. Word start at 7,
Gary D Aker has been publishing and performing in Portland for forty years. He was recently featured at Word Warriors and the Dude’s Poet Society. His last published piece was an esoteric essay in the Pagan ‘zine, Eternal Haunted Summer, solstice, 2017. He has two sequential crime novels currently available on Amazon. . He sometimes performs without a net.
Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet whose work leans toward social justice and eco-poetry. Her newest book, Broadfork Farm, collects poems about a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington. She has been nominated six times for Pushcart awards. This evening she will be reading about non-human creatures, both wild and domesticated.
Jac Nelson’s recent work is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review and Weekly Gramma. Their poems will be shown as large-scale art pieces this October at Gay City in Seattle. Originally from Minnesota, Jac has lived in the PNW for the better part of 17 years. They now work in food service, write indexes, and teach both undergraduates and preschoolers (not yet at the same time) in Portland.
September 21, 2017, 7:00pm - September 21, 2017, 10:00pm
Join me to celebrate the launch of the first book in my new series: THE LONGING AND THE LACK (The Unliving #1)!
THE LONGING AND THE LACK is a paranormal novel with gothic overtones, about a girl named Lucinda who is haunted by death omens. It's not until she travels to her father's university in Ireland that she meets the target of these omens, and learns the gruesome secret behind her curse.
There will be food and drink, door prizes, and Tarot readings. Feel free to dress in your spooky best! This is a party, but I may do a reading or answer questions during the course of the night.
We have signed copies of WARCROSS by Marie Lu!
This is a young adult science fiction novel.
Stop in to shop, or order online. vintage-books.net/r/tu/Go
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
September 19, 2017, 6:00pm - September 20, 2017, 12:00am
Why has the ancient letterpress, which 400 years ago first introduced the written language and reading to the general public- survived into the digital age? The C.C. Stern Type Foundry, a Portland non-profit organization involved in preservation and education related to letterpress printing, is partnering with other area institutions to bring a screening of Pressing On to Portland. Co-presenters include Oregon College of Art & Craft, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Amalgamated Amateur Press Association, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center, among others. #pdxevents #events #portland
Independent Publishing Resource Center PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art OCAC - Oregon College of Art and Craft KBOO Volunteers #kboo Panel discussion post-screening includes:
Abra Ancliffe (Personal Libraries Library, PNCA BFA Printmaking Dept)
Brian Tibbetts (IPRC Executive Director)
Barbara Tetenbaum (Triangular Press, OCAC Book Arts Department)
Ivan Snyder (Private Press, AAPA)
and a representative from the C.C. Stern Type Foundry
2016/17 IPRC Comix Class Independent Publishing Resource Center PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art PNCA Continuing Education Friends of Graphic Design at Portland State University Letterpress Workers Letterpress PDX
Purchase $8 ADVANCE TICKETS HERE.
PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM
Director: Andrew P. Quinn/Erin Beckloff
Country: United States
Runtime: 99 minutes
directed by women logoThe modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?