Archive for May, 2009

Portland Queer

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The new anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City is here!

As rough-hewn and gorgeous as the city that inspired it, this anthology breaks queer ground as it shows us that everywhere is Portland — but Portland is its own special place, home to queers seeking and finding home, from the city itself to each others’ arms.
—Daphne Gottlieb, author of Kissing Dead Girls

Get your copy! I think you’ll like it…

EVENTS 
In Portland, Oregon & New York, New York
Most events hosted by Ariel Gore

Broadway Books – NE Portland – Monday, June 8, 7 p.m. 
Featuring:
Tom Spanbauer
Michael Sage Ricci
Colleen Siviter
Dexter Flowers

Reading Frenzy – Downtown Portland – Tuesday June 16, 7 p.m. 
Featuring:
Lois Leveen
Michael Sage Ricci
Jacqueline Raphael
Nicole Vaicunas

In Other Words – NE Portland – Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Featuring:
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Jacob Anderson-Minshall
J.T. Neel
Megan Kruse

Bluestockings – New York, lower east side – Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m. 
Featuring:
Christa Orth
Gabrielle Rivera
David Ciminello
Stevie Anntonym

Powell’s City of Books on Burnside – Downtown Portland – Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. 
Featuring:
Wayne Gregory
Dexter Flowers
Donal Mosher

Q Literati! – Q Center – SE Portland – Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Featuring:
Nicole Vaicunas
Jacob Anderson-Minshall
David Oates
Lois Leveen

New Online Class Starts in June – CLASS FULL

Monday, May 4th, 2009

This is best writing class I have ever taken! Almost painlessly you got us to write, write, write. And for me got at some new great material.

–Kitty Torres


June 24 – August 20
LIT STAR TRAINING
Taught by Ariel Gore

The creative jolt we all need — for writers wanting to work on either memoir or fiction — we’ll make time to write, create new material with weekly deadlines, and improve out craft with practice and critique. In the beginning of the workshop, you’ll choose an organizing theme that will allow you to produce seven new stories–either thematically-related short pieces or parts of a longer project. And you’ll be off! You won’t even have time to worry about creative blocks. Class combines online discussion/critique, email, and telephone coaching. Class size is limited.

CLASS FULL E-MAIL ARIEL IF YOU WANT TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST
$275

$90 deposit saves your spot – balance due when class starts


I have a voice that I have been working on, mining you might say. I have always had a deep longing to unearth the missing parts of myself that have been buried. In order to survive growing up, I had to bury myself along the way.

–Karin Marsh

a sketch of pregnant ariel

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

reading at the richmond zine fest…