PNCA’s Critical Studies and Creative Writing Programs Sponsor AWP Conference in Portland, March 28-30
March 14, 2019
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, BFA and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing programs are Patron Sponsors of this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30th.
The conference is comprised of three components:
- The book fair with exhibitors (small presses, universities, literary arts organizations; essentially the most amazing book sale on earth)---Oregon Convention Center. As Patron Sponsors, we have a wonderful location: T4021 is our exhibit space, and here's a map. https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/bookfair_exhibitors_list . Please stop by and visit us!
- Panels, Talks, Lectures, & Readings on creative writing, critical writing, pedagogy, politics, culture and so much more at the Oregon Convention Center. (https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview)
- Reading, parties, events---off-site in the evenings all over the city. (https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview_offsite?date=2019-03-28&from_time=&to_time=&event_keyword= )
PNCA is hosting off-site events all three evenings:
Thursday, March 28
Wave Books: Burning Deck Exhibition and Tribute to Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop
Location: Design Corridor & Second Floor / PNCA
A display of Burning Deck publications from the past 60 years, including rare letterpress editions and magazines, along with a casual reading celebration, with many collaborators, friends, and former students of the Waldrops and PNCA creative writing faculty reading from favorite Burning Deck or Waldrop books. Featuring Alejandro de Acosta, Rae Armantrout, Kristin P. Bradshaw, Lee Ann Brown, Matthew Cooperman, Danielle Dutton, E. Tracy Grinnell, Aaron Kunin, Sawako Nakayusa, Jena Osman, Lisa Pearson, Sarah Riggs, Martin Riker, Lynn Xu, Magdalena Zurawski, and others. Exhibit open from 6 to 9pm, readings begin at 6:30 and 8:00. Presented by Wave Books and PNCA's Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing.
Tender Table: Food & Storytelling by Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ashley Toliver, & Amy Lam
Location: Room 601 / PNCA
Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans men, and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color. We seek out narratives about the sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community. At Tender Table, all are welcome—expect to be immersed in stories, and sample delicious food prepared by the speakers. Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (Omnidawn). Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press). Amy Lam is the John & Renee Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi.
Friday, March 29
Professor Monica Drake hosts nonfiction writers Stephanie Land & Kelly Sundberg
Location: Corporeal Writing, 510 SW 3rd, Suite 101, 7-9 pm
Professor Shawna Lipton and Dr. Sarah Kruse host Barrow Street Books Reading
Location: PNCA Design Corridor, 511 NW Broadway, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Barrow Street Press presents an evening of poetry celebrating their 2018/2019 new book releases. Featuring Sally Ball, Tina Barr, Curtis Bauer, and Jacqueline Lyons. Reading Followed by complementary wine and cheese reception and book signing.
Saturday, March 30
Professor Rory Sparks hosts Broadsides Launch Party and Print Demo with Ecotone + Lookout Books.
Location: Print Studio / PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, 6-7:30 pm
Featuring readings by Cortney Lamar Charleston and Molly Tenenbaum, & letterpress printing with Rory Sparks. Light refreshments to be served. Come celebrate with Ecotone and Lookout staff and contributors!
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
PNCA welcomes the Portland community to participate in this year’s Graduate Symposium with keynote speakers featuring: Nina Elder + vanessa german!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with ILY2, is pleased to announce a conversation between artist Amanda Ross-Ho and writer and curator Catherine Taft.