Literary Arts

The Fortunes + Everfair

Sep 10, 2016 Comments Off on The Fortunes + Everfair by

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Dmae Roberts talks with two authors beginning their book tours for KBOO’s membership drive show. First up, we’ll hear a short preview from Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose new book combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an imaginary utopia called Everfair in a neo-Victorian novel. And then author Peter Ho Davies  joins us to […]

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Vanport Mosaic Festival

May 14, 2016 Comments Off on Vanport Mosaic Festival by

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Dmae features the Vanport Mosaic Festival that celebrates and remembers an important time and community in Portland history. She’ll talk  with festival co-artistic directors S. Renee Mitchell, Damaris Webb and Laura Lo Forti.  Damaris is the director/producer of Cottonwood In The Flood. Lo Forti organized the Vanport Mosaic oral history project and three free screenings of these […]

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Lauren Weedman

Mar 19, 2016 Comments Off on Lauren Weedman by

Dmae features actress and author Lauren Weedman was in Portland do a reading of her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All From Someone Who is Not Okay at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.March 22nd  in  Portland. Weedman’s new show Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore  is […]

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OHS + Julia Cho

Mar 05, 2016 Comments Off on OHS + Julia Cho

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Dmae features two exhibits focusing on Asian exclusion laws: She’ll talk with Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and director of community engagement at the Oregon Historical Society. She’ll be joined with filmmaker Felicia Lowe who will be in town to show her film Chinese Couplets. And in the latter part of the show, hear […]

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Boom Arts + Judy Yung

Feb 27, 2016 Comments Off on Boom Arts + Judy Yung

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Dmae features Boom Arts, a theatre company dedicated to international and contemporary plays. She’ll talk with curator/producer and founde from the upcoming production of Free Outgoing by Chennai, India-based playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar.  And in the latter part of the show, we talk with author and scholar Judy Yung who will be in Portland to talk about Chinese American women […]

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Migrations End of the Year Special

Dec 27, 2015 Comments Off on Migrations End of the Year Special

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For the last show of 2015, Dmae brings back profiles of West African guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale, Bhutanese poet Dilip Sunar with interpreter Suprina Koirala and the Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All were featured in Dmae’s special yearlong project Migrations which features immigrant and refugee artists. Join […]

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Blended

Nov 14, 2015 Comments Off on Blended

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More than 42% of American families have at least one step-relative. That’s according to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland writer and anthology editor Samantha Waltz who explores what it means to be a stepfamily from many different perspectives in her book  Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, a collection of stories from […]

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Beginnings & Remembrance

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Beginnings & Remembrance

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Dmae features Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space. Dmae talked with artistic director Ty Boice and director Cassandra Boice about the play and about being working parents with a newborn at rehearsals. We’ll also hear a review of Portland Center Stage’s Cyrano by reviewer Caren Calderon. Edmound […]

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