East Portland Arts & Literary Festival (EPALF) @ Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS, Portland [23 September]

East Portland Arts & Literary Festival (EPALF)

11:00 - 18:00

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Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS
8114 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97206
— Important Reminders! — SKIP THE LINE, REGISTER ONLINE ~ Simply fill out your information at bit.ly/welcome2epalf, and you can skip the check-in table when you arrive — and you can get to enjoying everything that the festival has to offer!

LIKE BUNS? ~ We'll be giving away free coffee and pineapple and red bean buns from King's Bakery to the first 50 festivalgoers! Doors open at 11am.

— Event Details — 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!

JAMS' empty 8,000 square feet will be transformed into four immersive stages featuring visual art, film, performance, storytelling, plus a book & craft fair with local writers and creators. This festival is the LAST public event at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS) before it is demolished and transformed into a mixed-use development, community center, and affordable housing!


— Migration Stories
Readers will perform excerpts from Migration Stories, an oral history project focusing on personal narratives of how we arrived to where we are now.

— “I Got A Story To Tell” Performance and Talkback
Local hip-hop artists Glenn Waco and Rasheed Jamal to perform on our main stage and engage in talkback session on how they create their own narratives through their music.

— The Art of the Airwaves Moderated Discussion with Q&A
Radio broadcasters and podcasters of color talk about taking the mic for themselves and how they tell the stories of communities they represent. Pacific Underground The Racist Sandwich Podcast Podcast

— Mercedes Orozco
— Jung Hu Lee
— Hans Ongelungel
— Letty Martínez
— Lilian Dirrebes O
— Live Mural painting with Sloane Leong
— Risograph Workshop with John Akira Harrold of Pur Dubois Press

— Here and Elsewhere, El Retorno — Hira Nabi
— After Earth — JESS X SNOW
— State of Oregon — Adele Free Pham
— The Impact of This Election: Naa Amorkor Quaye, Fighting Discrimination with Filmmaking — Mackie Mallison
— Nanay Ko, The Musical Feature Teaser, Mango Sticky Rice, Tandaan — Mallorie Ortega
— Haft-Seen — Roland D. Wu, Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi
— Biography of an American Hostesss — Shilpa Sunthankar Adams

— EPALF Comedy Showcase
Join us for the short'n'sweet final showcase to close out EPALF! This festival is the LAST public event at JAMS before it is demolished and transformed into a housing & development unit, so this comedy showcase will be the LAST of the LAST! #yolo
Featuring: Shilpa Joshi, Carlos the Rollerblader, Pedro Andrade, Alyssa Yeoman, and Craig Johnson

— Whitenoise Project — America is in the Heart Fiction Reading and Roundtable
Three Filipino-American writers and community workers — Christopher Rose, Armin Tolentino, and Angelica Lim — reflect on Bulosan’s timely work and its parallels with the present.

— PURRR (Poets United to Read, Rouse & Resist) — On Migration
Local poets share work that maps movement in spatial and narrative terms.

— Journeys, Narrative and Poetry Writing Workshop by Anna Vo
Participants will be invited to reflect on their identities, histories and journeys through time and space, in order to generate poetic content. They will use mapping and diagrammatic exercises, and respond to some prompts to create a poem by the end of the workshop. Young people are particularly welcome at this workshop. Limit 40 participants.


Fix My Head Zine
Believe In Wonder Publishing
Hampton Rodriguez
Chelsea Deloney
De-Canon: A Visibility Project
Different 'Talles
Emily Prado
A'misa Chiu
Georgina Brooks
Joi D Johnson
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
Megan Gex
Theatre Diaspora
Octopus Books
Beth Haworth-Kaufka
Pur Dubois Press
Sloane Leong
Sunshine Dixon
Tristan J. Tarwater
Ruby N Lewis
Write Around Portland
Kristi Riedel
Letra Chueca Press
Dont Shoot Portland
Glenn Waco
Friends of Noise

Suggested Donation: $5
No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Access: JAMS is ADA-accessible, with one ramp leading to the main entrance on SE 81st Avenue and one ADA-accessible restroom. There will be amplified sound and some stage lighting. ASL interpretation for Main Stage performances will be provided and for R&R Lounge programs on request. Please note that the capacity of JAMS is 400, and we may need to turn guests away if in the rare case the venue reaches capacity.

This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and multiracial communities of color. Visit apano.org/mic-check for the full lineup.

Thanks to our sponsors Enterprise Community Partners, Umpqua Bank Bank, and KBOO Community Radio
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