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!
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series: Ronny Quevedo
Presented by PNCA’s MFA in Print Media, as part of PNCA’s Edelman Lecture Series
Apr 26th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
Hito Steyerl "This is the Future" Exhibition Art Walk Recap at the Portland Art Museum
PNCA Graduate students viewed Hito Steyerl's latest exhibition This is the Future at the Portland Art Museum with contemporary curator Sara Krajewski.
Spring Deadline *April 7th* Approaches!
Apply to an MFA/MA program by April 7th for $1,000 off your first year of tuition!
April 6th First Thursday Exhibition Openings!
Join us next week for First Thursday openings at PNCA and the greater Portland area!