3rd Annual Northwest Literary Showcase!

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Judith Arcana

Judith Arcana

The 3rd Annual Northwest Literary Showcase at this year’s Helsing Junction Sleeopver presents a broad mix of novelists, poets, essayists, and zinesters from around the Northwest. Combining seasoned award-winning authors with up-and-coming writers, the showcase brings an entertaining assortment of local talent.

Cari Luna

Cari Luna

Cari Luna is the author of The Revolution of Every Day, which won the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Jacobin, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, PANK, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Kelly Schirmann is the author of Popular Music (Black Ocean, 2016) & the co-author, with Tyler Brewington, of Nature Machine & Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia). She runs Black Cake, a record label for poetry & other experiments. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Leena Joshi is an artist and writer from Seattle.
Judith Arcana

Judith Arcana


Judith Arcana writes poems, stories, essays – and books, including Grace Paley’s Life Stories, a literary biography. Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture (drawn from Judith’s work as a Jane in the pre-Roe abortion underground) won the first Minerva Rising Prose Prize, and was published as a chapbook in 2015.  Other recent publications are a set of three lyric broadsides, The Water Portfolio (2014); a fiction zine, Keesha and Joanie and JANE (2013); and a poetry chapbook, The Parachute Jump Effect (2012).
 
Joshua James Amberson

Joshua James Amberson

Joshua James Amberson is the author of the critically-acclaimed zines Basic Paper Airplane and The Prince Zine. His essays, short prose, and journalism have been published in a wide variety of publications, including Broken Pencil and Performer Magazine. He’s a weekly contributor to The Portland Mercury, a creative writing teacher through Portland Community College, and is working on both a micro-fiction collection titled Everyday Mythologies and a young adult novel called The Importance of Forgetting.

Themba Lewis is a writer, photographer, letterpress artists, and refugee rights activist based in Olympia, Washington. His work has appeared in everything from tour zines and literary journals to al Jazeera and the Wall Street Journal. Lewis is a former member of both Mirah and Tara Jane O’Neil’s bands, as well as a founding member of the post-punk band The Intima. He is currently part of Olympia’s Triceratops Pres


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