Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Ann Tweedy at Angst Gallery November 8, 2018

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver
Featuring Ann Tweedy, author of The Body’s Alphabet

7 pm
Thursday, November 8
Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street
Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar:

Ann Tweedy’s first full length book, The Body’s Alphabet, was published by Headmistress Press in 2016 and was awarded a Bisexual Book Award in poetry and a Human Relations Indie Book Award. It was also a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and for a Golden Crown Literary Society Award. She is the author of two chapbooks, and her poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Rattle, literary mama, and elsewhere. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has also been nominated for a Best of the Net Award. Ann is an MFA candidate at Hamline University. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in many places in the Midwest and on the West Coast. She currently makes her home in Washington State, where she works as an in-house attorney for the Muckleshoot Tribe. You can read more about her at

Matthew Eiford-Schroeder Reads from Consistently East at Grief Rites Readers Series on Monday, November 5

Printed Matter Vancouver is proud to announce that Matthew Eiford-Schroeder, the author of our most recent release, Consistently East, will be one of the featured readers at Grief Rites Readers Series on Monday, November 5.

The series, which is hosted by Melissa Lynne and Marialicia Gonzalez, takes place at Post 134 in Portland (2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211). The community will celebrate the three-year anniversary of this remarkable series that night.

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Matthew Eiford-Schroeder reads to the crowd at Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic on August 9, 2018. The reading served as the book launch for his debut volume of poetry, Consistently East.

Here is Melissa’s announcement about the event:

Grief Rites Writers Series

Hosted by Melissa Lynne and Marialicia Gonzalez

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Featuring Matthew Eiford-Schroeder, Daniel Dagris, Nicole Smith,

Meg Weber, Sean Davis, Marybeth Bonfiglio, & Jen Violi

7 pm
November 5, 2018
Post 134
2104 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 284-7272


A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others.

*Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience.

*Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises

Doors at 6:30pm. Readings begin at 7pm.

Come early, grab a drink (full bar) and find your seat.

Please consider bringing canned goods or cold weather clothing/blankets to donate to the Post 134 food & clothing pantry, which serves local veterans, houseless and anyone in need.

Guess what? November is the 3 year anniversary of the lit series!!

Some highlights:
– 35 readings
– 210 readers
– named one of the top 3 lit series in the July 2016 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine Best of the City (massive gratitude to Kate Carroll De Gutes!!!!)
– participated in LitCrawl 2016

What started out as just a little FB page to share connection over grief has grown into this amazing community of storytellers and heart-sleeve-wearers. Thank you for all of you and your words and stories and hearts and souls and messy brokenness and imperfect perfectness. Thank you for support and for your willingness to share the deepest most raw vulnerable parts of yourself.

Leora Marialicia Gonzalez and I could not have grown this lit series into what it is today without any of you.