[Local events] FWD: TONIGHT 6/17, group reading in response to MAX attacks

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Sat Jun 17 12:38:40 PDT 2017


*Most Days I Forget the Sound of My Own Voice* 
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/*Jake Vermaas, Melissa Favara, Tessara Gabrielle Dudley,
Christopher Luna, *//*Genève Chao, Josh Lubin,
Pamela K. Santos, & Ryan Nakano*/

*Saturday, **June 17*
7:00 pm

*High**and Low Art Gallery*
936 SE 34th

/Free admission. Donations taken for Muslim Outreach and Girls Inc. 
Pacific NW./


In the wake of the MAX attacks Portland has mourned its lost allies and 
its loss of innocence. How could this happen here? so many ask. Yet 
people of color, women, religious minorities, and LGBTQ Portlanders 
confront hate and violence as a daily threat. This group reading 
confronts the complex realities of erasure, tolerance, safety, and hate 
in pretty, PC Portland.

*PAMELA K. SANTOS* is a sometime writer, full-time KBOO community radio 
membership director, forever mom, and all-the-time radio host/producer 
who talks an inordinate amount about being from Queens, NY. She is 
always judging your food, but you can judge her food chronicled as 
#BombArchipelagoEats on IG @archipelagoeats, random tweets 
@pamelaksantos on Twitter and web home pamelaksantos.com.

Clark County Poet Laureate *CHRISTOPHER LUNA* founded Ghost Town Poetry 
Open Mic in 2004, and created programs to place poets in the schools and 
poems on buses in Clark County, WA. Luna’s books include Brutal Glints 
of Moonlight, GHOST TOWN, USA and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan 
Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978. Recent publications include WA 
129, Bombay Gin, Unshod Quills, Gobshite Quarterly, and The Poeming Pigeon.

*TESSARA DUDLEY* is a poet and activist making art at the intersection 
of working class Black queer femme disabled life. Her hobbies include 
studying history, fighting oppression, building safer communities, and 
knitting. Tessara can be found at http://tessaradudley.com/

*JOSH LUBIN* is a writer and events organizer living in Portland, 
Oregon. His most recent series was Salon Skid Row, an inclusive weekly 
showcase which celebrated a diversity of voices, featuring local and 
touring poets, writers, and performers of multiple disciplines. His work 
can be found in various places online and in print.

*JAKE VERMAAS* is the co-founder of the Whitenoise project, a reading 
and discussion series amplifying writers of color and underrepresented 
voices. A poet and engineer in Portland, OR, he can science the shit out 
of things and actually be Asian, unlike Matt Damon.

*MELISSA FAVARA* is a Portland-based writer and educator; she serves on 
the board of directors at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and 
curates the 1,000 Words reading series. Her work has appeared in Street 
Roots, Gumball Poetry, McSweeney's, and other places.

*RYAN NAKANO* is a freelance journalist, aspiring children's book author 
and sometimes a poet. As an API writer, Ryan writes on hapa identity and 
suburbia, as in, he writes what he knows. Ryan is also the co-founder of 
The Whitenoise Project Reading Series in Portland, OR.

*GENEVE/GENEVA CHAO* is the author of the Locofo Press chapbook POST 
HOPE, which was sent to the White House in protest in February, 2017. 
Books include one of us is wave one of us is shore (Otis), Hillary Is 
Dreaming (Make Now), and the forthcoming émigré (Tinfish). genevachao.com.

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