Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 7:00 pm: Cave Canem Fellow Off-Site Reading; Portland, OR
Wednesday, March 27, 2019: AWP Conference— Panel & Reading “Come Celebrate With Me: Women of Color Writers and Literary Lineage. (Catina Bacote, Jane Wong, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Anastacia -Renee)” B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1. Poet Lucille Clifton writes: “come celebrate / with me that everyday / something has tried to kill me / and has failed.” Five women of color trace their literary lineages and celebrate narratives of survival and resilience. Reading their writing and the work of women of color who have shaped their lives, this event draws constellations of inspiration and connection— across time, genre, and resonant histories. This reading seeks to use language as a space for intervention, activism, and visibility.
Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 6:30 pm: Women Writers Bloom Off-Site Reading; Albera Abbey; Portland, OR
Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 6:30 pm: Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism; Powell's City Books; Portland OR
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30 - 5:45 pm: AWP Conference— “Teaching the Art of Imitation” Room B114, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.” How do writing teachers help their students mature into eloquent thieves? By presenting authorial voices as learnable “foreign languages,” teachers might impart class outcomes—fluency in figurative terms, prosaic and poetic techniques—simply by showing students how to mimic accomplished predecessors. Authorial influence need not cause anxiety. As writers, we can master our tradition by appropriating it.
Saturday, March 30th at 6:00 pm: Argus/Winged City Chapbook; Angst Gallery; Portland OR
4/6-4/8 Orcas Lit Fest https://oilf.org/featured-artists-2019
Get Lit Festival 4/22-4/28 https://getlitfestival.org/2019-festival-authors/
May 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm: Zapproved; Portland, OR.“How to Take Action as an Effective Ally”
June 20-22, 2019: Chuckanut Writers Conference; Bellingham, WA.