Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, United States

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Wednesday
Sep
27
2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell's Books This fall, join Write Around Portland at Prompt, a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community. Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 4 with Lara Bjork: 10 Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Dec 6 (skip 11/22), 6:30-8:30 PM Cost: $300 - Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell's.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.) Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters. NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information can also be found on our website, https://writearound.org/workshops/#prompt
Monday
Sep
25
2017
Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
This fall, join Write Around Portland at Prompt, a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community. Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 3 with Chris McDonald: 10 Mondays, Sept 25 – Dec 4 (skip 11/20), 6:30-8:30 PM Cost: $300 - Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell's.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.) Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters. NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information can also be found on our website, https://writearound.org/workshops/#prompt
Saturday
Apr
22
2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11am-noon
11am-noon
Join children's book author Maryanna Hoggatt for the first reading of her new book, "Tolly", at Powell's Books! Also in attendance: Tolly himself (well, a few of his heads, anyway) and a selection of handmade props from the book! Grab a copy of Tolly from Overcup Books here: https://overcupbooks.com/products/tolly
Sunday
Nov
15
2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 7:30-8:30pm
7:30-8:30pm
Rainn Wilson will hold a discussion and signing of his memoir The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy at Powell’s City of Books. This is a free, non-ticketed event. Rainn is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, and his memoir THE BASSOON KING is equally hilarious. The memoir describes his journey from nerd to drama geek, his struggles as a young actor in drug-fueled 1980’s NYC—to pay the bills, he once was a Man with a Van—and fun behind-the-scenes details of what it was like star in The Office.
Monday
Apr
14
2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us April 14th at Powells for a free, public reading of Comics For Change! Illustrated Stories From Oregon’s Front Lines. Writers and artists from the series will present a brief slideshow about the project, with special guests TBA. A woman who started a self-empowered soup kitchen for the homeless. A man who never stopped advocating for the African American community. A group who fights to protect Oregon forests from logging corporations. These stories have one thing in common: they celebrate people who are making Oregon a better place for everyone.