Write Around Portland

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"Write Around Portland just ignited that fire in me: to write, to get back to writing, and to really find my voice." Reuben Alvarez-Paris speaks about his experiences with the nonprofit organization dedicated to community and writing. Jenny Chu, program coordinator at Write Around Portland, will lead a panel at Poets & Writers Live on October 17 in Portland, Oregon.

Sid Miller

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"In some respects, that's always my objective in every poem—to kind of break the heart." Sid Miller, founder and editor of Burnside Review, which is featured in Literary MagNet in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, speaks with Dave Jarecki about what moves him in poetry at the 2009 Wordstock Festival.

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Think & Drink With Barry Lopez

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Barry Lopez, author of the story collection Outside (Trinity University Press, 2014) discusses the ideas and social issues in his essays and stories with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, for the Think & Drink series. Lopez will be delivering the keynote on October 17 at Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon.

Cameron's Books

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"I think the funnest part of running a bookstore is treasure hunting...going through those boxes and coming up with hidden treasures," says Jeffrey Frase, owner of Cameron's Books, the second-oldest used-book store in Portland, Oregon. "It's just like being a kid again." Directors Jin Ryu and Yi-Fan Lu spent two months getting to know Frase before asking if they could film this five-minute documentary.

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