May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Becky Win • Emily Kendal Frey • Intisar Abioto • Stacey Tran

Please join me on my *birthday* for light refreshments + poetry by:

Becky Win
Emily Kendal Frey
Intisar Abioto
Stacey Tran

** Readings will begin promptly at 7:30pm **

Project Object is a shop located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to representing the underrepresented. The shop curates from creative businesses owned by either women, LGBTQ, or people of color.

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May
6
11:00 AM11:00

She Who Has No Master(s) at SF Asian Art Museum

DVAN (Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network) presents

:: She Who Has No Master(s) ::

a collective of women and gender-nonconforming writers of the Vietnamese diaspora

in a collaborative poetry performance event with readings/performance by:

Aimee Phan, Dao Strom, Thao P. Nguyen, Anh-Hoa Nguyen, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Julie Thi Underhill, Stacey Tran and Trinh Mai. 

~This event is part of the United States of Asian America Festival USAAF 2018, presented by APICC (Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center)~

SAMSUNG HALL :
*11:00-11:30 am -- Collaborative Poetry Presentation with all 8 readers
*11:30-12:00 PM -- Individual Readings/Performance by:
Dao Strom // Aimee Phan // Thao P. Nguyen

GALLERY POP-UP READINGS :
(these readings will take place in the 3rd Floor Vietnamese and Thai/Philippines Galleries)
*Gallery 9, 12:45-1pm -- Anh-Hoa Nguyen
*Gallery 10, 1:45-2pm -- Stacey Tran
*Gallery 11, 2:45-3pm -- Julie Thi Underhill

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We will begin with a multi-voiced poetry performance in Samsung Hall in the morning, followed by individual pop-up readings in the gallery in the afternoon.

Readings include a mix of genres: poetry, fiction, spoken word/theater, sung-poetry, with visual art accompaniment in the form of video and mixed-media work. For this event, we will engage around the theme of#metoovietnamesebodies, voicing the #metoo movement’s challenging of sexual and power abuses from the perspective of our Southeast Asian and Vietnamese bodies.

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:: AUTHORS / LINKS ::

She Who Has No Master/s
https://shewhohasnomasters.tumblr.com/

Aimee Phan - www.aimeephan.com
Dao Strom - www.daostrom.com
Anh-Hoa Nguyen
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud
Julie Thi Underhill - www.jthiunderhill.com
Stacey Tran - www.staceytran.com
Thao P. Nguyen - www.thaosolo.com

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

She Who Has No Master(s) at SF I-Hotel

Please join She Who Has No Master(s) as our collective presents a special two-day poetry and visual art performance on#metoovietnamesebodies in collaboration with students from San Francisco State University from the Asian American Studies Department. Day 1 is Saturday, 5/5/18 4-6:30pm at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center (868 Kearney Street, SF CA 94108.)

She Who Has No Master(s), a collective of women and gender-nonconforming writers of the Vietnamese diaspora, presents two collaborative poetry performance and readings for USAAF 2018. Readers include Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Julie Thi Underhill, Aimee Phan, Dao Strom, Thao P. Nguyen, Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, Stacey Tran, and Trinh Mai. Our first event is May 5th at the International Hotel, in collaboration with SFSU students, and engaging around themes of how Asian bodies are impacted by the #metoo movement. 

The event will include a presentation of collaborative multi-voiced poetry, followed by individual readings by collective members, and performances and art work from students from San Francisco State University (AAS 372: Vietnamese American Literature). Presentations will be accompanied by mixed-media visual elements.

Website: http://shewhohasnomasters.tumblr.com/
Facebook: She Who Has No Master/s

:: AUTHORS / LINKS ::

She Who Has No Master/s
https://shewhohasnomasters.tumblr.com/

Aimee Phan - www.aimeephan.com
Dao Strom - www.daostrom.com
Anh-Hoa Nguyen
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud - http://aas.sfsu.edu/pelaud-isabelle-thuy
Julie Thi Underhill - www.jthiunderhill.com
Stacey Tran - www.staceytran.com
Thao P. Nguyen - www.thaosolo.com

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

White Noise Project: Michelle Peñaloza, Samiya Bashir, Stacey Tran

On Friday, April 6th the Whitenoise Project is thrilled to be able to host Michelle Peñaloza as our first visiting reader as well as the illimitable Samiya Bashir and Stacey Tran for a special reading to celebrate Stacey's newly released Soap for the Dogs!

Details:
7-9PM, April 6, 2018
Art Haus at Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR

With: 
Stacey Tran
Michelle Peñaloza
Samiya Bashir


ADA Accessible and All Ages!
$5-10 suggested donation to help support the artists
No one will be turned away for lack of funds


The Whitenoise Project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepresented communities (PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC and people with disabilities), and is supported by a Jade-Midway Placemaking Grant from APANO. 


whitenoiseprojectpdx@gmail.com
facebook: @whytnoiseproject

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

How The Garden Will Be Used: Readings + Karaoke Party!

In celebration of the release of Stacey Tran’s book ‘SOAP FOR THE DOGS’, HOW THE GARDEN WILL BE USED is an evening of poetry + film + a raffle + karaoke KJ’d by DeeDee!

Performances/work by:

EMILLY PRADO
JAMES GENDRON
ROLAND DAHWEN WU
STACEY TRAN
TIMMY STRAW

6pm doors // 7pm performances + karaoke to follow

S1
7320 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Reading @ The Switch: Diana Arterian, Janice Lee, Stacey Tran

Diana Arterian is the author of Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press, 2017), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press, 2017) and Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and coeditor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2016). Her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo; and her poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Asymptote, BOMB, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, Arterian currently resides in Los Angeles, where she serves as poetry editor at Noemi Press and is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.

Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, the apocalypse, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Contributing Editor at Fanzine. After living for over 30 years in California, she recently moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon where she is an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Portland State University.

Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She is the creator of Tender Table, a storytelling series about food, family, identity. She is the author of Soap for the Dogs(Gramma, 2018).

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Soap for the Dogs Release Party

Mount Analogue
300 S Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Join Vi Khi Nao, Dao Strom & Stacey Tran of She Who Has No Master(s) for the launch of Soap for the DogsShe Who Has No Master(s) is a project that promotes interaction and collaboration between women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. At this event we will celebrate Stacey Tran’s new poetry collection, Soap for the Dogs, with exercises exploring hunger and food memories through poetry.

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

How to Make Coffee & Other Things w/ Stacey Tran, Vi Khi Nao & Dao Strom

Free & Open to all

Working Library
8836 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203


Join Vi Khi Nao, Dao Strom & Stacey Tran of She Who Has No Master(s) at the Working Library. She Who Has No Master(s) is a project that promotes interaction and collaboration between women writers of the Vietnamese diaspora. At this event we will celebrate Stacey Tran’s new poetry collection, Soap for the Dogs, with exercises exploring hunger and food memories through poetry.

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How to Make Coffee and Other Things sets out to create an intimate social space for conversation. An ongoing investigation into how objects, individuals, and ideas are interconnected.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Tran, Yim, Ferrucci : Could Use Help w This

UNA Gallery
328 NW Broadway Ave #117
Portland, Oregon 97209

domestic somatic / Is it a video? / it’s nice to make decisions
because of the flood

we can work with the ____ that’s in there
playing w/ rice paper

collective lead

transparency / closure
like a doll hacked by jungian punks

I’d like to feel these

what does the call and response
in living things turn to
the field is a site of ongoing



Join Stacey, Lu, and Carolyn for a night of work sharing and workshopping, food and snacks. 
Maybe we’ll order a pizza.
Free / UNA Gallery

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Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Marylhurst Reading Series: Brandon Shimoda & Stacey Tran

  • Marylhurst University, The Old Library, BP John Admin (Room 200) (map)
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Brandon Shimoda and Stacey Tran will read from their recent books of poems.

Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, Oregon. She curates Tender Table and her writing can be found in diaCRITICS, The Fanzine, Gramma, and The Volta. Wendy’s Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February 2017). Her first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, is forthcoming from Gramma (Spring 2018). Read more about the author at staceytran.com.

Brandon Shimoda’s most recent books are Evening Oracle (poetry/prose, Letter Machine), which received the 2016 William Carlos Williams Award, and Portuguese(poetry, Octopus and Tin House). He is also the co-editor of books by poet/painters Etel Adnan and Wong May. He is currently researching/writing a book about the “ruins” of Japanese American incarceration. He lives, for now, in the desert.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

THRU Media Farewell Party and Art Salon

1706 NW Glisan Street, Suite 7
Portland, OR 97209

Say farewell to THRU Media in true salon fashion, cramming art onto the walls and engaging in random acts of performance.

Confirmed Contributors:

Jessica Schramm
Stacey Tran
Rachel Oleson
Larry Yes
Mefore Aday
Jason Morales
McCall Johnson
Kate Dolan
And a free jazz trio with Doug Haning, Jerry Soga, and Sean Ongley.

A video reel, more artists, and more performers to be announced up to the day of the event.

Full bar and Vietnamese cuisine at Fish Sauce restaurant next door.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Unchaste Readers Series

In Possible Reading Order (for now, subject, as ever, to change for Readers's convenience and preferences and etceter etcetera). Possiby more readers to come.

Carmel Breathnach
Leah Baer
Valarie Caldwell-Newman
Josie Kostylo
Lacy Knickers
Melissa Duclos
Alana Kansaku-Sarmiento
Stacey Tran
 

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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Fireweed Blossoms: A Literary Celebration and Community Gathering

Join Literary Arts for a multigenerational community celebration to honor the release of Fireweed Blossoms, a stunning collection of poetry by local writer Kazumi Heshiki. Kazumi was born on Okinawa Island in 1930 and his book reflects a lifetime of reflection in various states and countries. "In this breath-taking collection," says Lo Kwa Mei-En, "Kazumi Heshiki colors the human relationship to the world with natural gravity and creative luminescence. Every poem tilts the world into a unique quality of light."

Poems from Fireweed Blossoms will be performed alongside drummers from Portland TAIKO by a dynamite cast of readers, including: Neil Aitken, Trevino Brings Plenty, RaShaunda Brooks, Natalie Figueroa, Jenna Marie Fletcher, Stacey Tran, Vaughn Kimmons, Ryan Nakano, Chris Rose, and Sam Roxas-Chuas.

Doors open at 6:30pm | FREE & EVERYBODY WELCOME

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Poetic Migrations: Film Screening at NW Film Center

Join us for a screening of three Portland-made films which explore passages of migration between homelands, texts, dreams and molecules. 

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HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Roland Dahwen Wu, Jonathan Raissi, and Stacey Tran, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations. 

SIGHT (2017, 17 mins.) is a sci-fi/dream/exploration about using your gifts. Directed by Kalimah Abioto, this is a short experimental film about a little girl who travels to different dimensions in her dreams. 

FIELD THEORIES (2017, 9 mins.), a collaboration between Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, and keyon gaskin, remixes and reimagines written work from Bashir’s third collection of poetry. These three Portland-made films explore migrations between countries, between molecules, between people, between texts, between dreams.

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Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Haft-Seen Screening & Poetry Reading @ East Portland Arts & Literary Festival

  • Jade/APANO Multicultural Space - JAMS (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this full-day festival led by artists of color exploring what it means to immigrate, migrate, and find home -- the first of its kind hosted by APANO in East Portland!

Film screening at 11:30am and 2:30pm: HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Roland Dahwen Wu, Jonathan Raissi, and Stacey Tran, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations. 

Poetry reading at 1:30pm: Anna Vo, Jamila Osman, Stacey Tran

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Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Haft-Seen :: Film Screening for De-Canon at UNA

HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi, and Roland Dahwen Wu, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations.

Join us for a second screening of the film at UNA Gallery, hosted by De-Canon. Doors at 8pm, film screening will begin promptly at 8:30pm.

This event is free and all ages are welcome.

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Jul
7
to Aug 18

Untold Passage

Untold Passage presents the work of artists recovering the unwritten histories of immigrant communities shown alongside the work of contemporary poets representing the unquantifiable aspects of those experiences. It takes up the politics of narrative that structure the representations of our world in words, the interface between visual arts and poetry, and the increased interest in historiography and recuperation of lost narratives.

The exhibition’s title holds a doubled meaning: untold, referring to that which is incalculable and unarticulated, and passage, pointing not only to the movement of bodies but also a fragment of text. Untold Passage features artists Zhi Lin, Mary Ann Peters, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and collaborative duo x y x as well as poets Stacey Tran + Becky Nguyen (Gramma Poetry Press), Ocean Vuong, and Javier Zamora (Copper Canyon Press). The exhibition’s accompanying catalog is made possible with the support of Gramma Poetry Press.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Food Workers Resist: Storytelling About Race, Food, and Identity

This event is brought to you by Handsome Pizza, Pink Hanky, The Racist Sandwich Podcast, and Portland Underground Grad School. It is a fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a humanitarian organization dedicated to serve immigrants and refugees. ** Show starts at 6pm ** Price: $20 ($10 w/ food handler card) **

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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