Forward Contributor AWP Off-Site Events

Hi Everyone,

Here’s the second e-mail. This is just for off-site events:

The Forward Release Party is on Thursday, March 28th from 5:45-8 PM. It’s at Woody’s Coffee Tavern, 1412 SE Morrison. Facebook Event here:

You’ll have a chance to win a copy, you can buy copies here if you don’t win, and you could get the anthology signed by several of the contributors. It will also be a great time. Readers are: Gene Kwak, Christopher Gonzalez, SJ Sindu, Eshani Surya, Ruth Joffre, Marlin M. Jenkins, Yalie Kamara, Maggie Su, Tyrese Coleman, Dennis Norris II, George Abraham, Alvin Park, and Monterica Sade Neil. 

Thursday, March 28th

8:30-10:30 PM

Femme Force  
Cost: Free
Please join us for a dynamite evening of queer femme brilliance featuring the voices of Wendy C. Ortiz, Amber Dawn, Larissa Lai, SJ Sindu, Barrie Jean Borich, and Ariel Gore. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. 

Powell’s City Of Books

9-11 PM

Disturb & Enrapture: A Sibling Rivalry Press Offsite Event  
Cost: Free
Sibling Rivalry Press presents Wendy Chin-Tanner, George Abraham, Ruben Quesada, Kay Ulanday Barrett, KMA Sullivan, Joseph Osmundson, Kate Leland, Sarah Browning, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, C. Russell Price, and Jesse Rice-Evans, along with host Collin Kelley. Accessible location! Cool people! Free and open to the public! This venue is within walking distance from the Convention Center. Disturb & Enrapture! 

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Friday, March 29

5:30-7:30 PM

Readings from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing  
Cost: Free
Join us for an evening of readings from Black Lawrence Press' anthology of collaborative writing. Edited by Simone Muench, Dean Rader, Sally Ashton, and Jackie K. White, They Said includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms. Readers include: Amorak Huey, Todd Kaneko, Martha Silano, Ben Clark, GennaRose Nethercott, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Denise Duhamel, Julie Marie Wade, Jennifer Givhan, Alicia Elkort, Kelly Magee, Carol Guess, John Gallaher, G.C. Waldrep, Tyler Mills, Kendra DeColo, Callista Buchen, Amy Ash, Isobel O’Hare, Sarah Lyn Rogers, and Kyle McCord.

7-10 PM

A Night Of Literature: The Adroit Journal, Western Humanities Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly

The Slide Inn (Free Food & Drinks)

2348 SE Ankeny Street

Kwabena Foli, Rebecca Bedell, Saddiq M Dzukogi, Elana Lev Friedland, Emily O'Neil, Megan Giddings, C Pam Zhang, Vi Khi Nao, Sara Rose Etter, and more

7-11 PM

IR X Split Lip After Dark

Cost: Free

Produce Row Cafe

204 SE Oak St, Portland, Oregon 97214

Gabriela Garcia, Jung Yun, Megan Giddings, Alison C. Rollins, Migueltzinta C. Solís, Elisa Gabbert, Brian Sneeden, Ariel Francisco, Krys Malcolm Belc, Chris Drangle, Jessica Lanay, Tyrese L. Coleman, and Cortney Lamar Charleston

8:30-11:30 PM


Price: $10

1733 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214


Flash readings and small talks with:

Fernando Flores Laura Adamczyk Lydia Kiesling Chia-Chia Lin A. E. Osworth Eshani Surya S. Erin Batiste Margaret Malone C Pam Zhang

Saturday, March 30th

5-7 PM

AWST, Future Tense, & SEMO Present!  

736 SE Grand Avenue
Cost: Free
Join us at Dig a Pony to hear some fantastic readers from AWST, Future Tense, and Southeast Missouri State University Presses! Tara Atkinson, Ron A. Austin, Karissa Chen, Susanna Childress, Jenny Yang Cropp, Dylan Loring, Dennis Norris II, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Elissa Washuta. 

7-9 PM

Queer Syllabus: A Celebration with Foglifter and The Rumpus  
Cost: Free
Local Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 
Join Foglifter and The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating the Queer Syllabus! Featuring readings from Chen Chen, Melissa Febos, Claire Rudy Foster, T Kira Madden, Alicia Mountain, and Dennis Norris II, and emceed by Baruch Porras-Hernandez. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a new or used copy of your favorite queer book for our gay book swap!

Thanks for reading! We hope to see you if you’re coming to AWP!