Conversations

Community Read: Writing Workshop

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Sower

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Community Read: Parable of the Talents

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY READ Join Portland Ovations and the Portland Public Library as we embark on a four-part exploration of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series. Each month, we will dive into these landmark works of Afrofuturism, led by expert facilitators. January 5, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion of Parable of the Sower February 2, 2023, 6-7pm: Book discussion … Read more

Artists in Conversation: Samuel James & Judith Casselberry

Enjoy this recorded conversation with Judith Casselberry (musician, vocalist & associate professor of Africana Studies at Bowdoin College) in conversation with Samuel James, as they dig into the sonic history and inspiration of James’ upcoming world premiere of Already Home Recordings Vol 2. This recording is available to watch on demand through May 26. In Conversation: … Read more

“Wig in a Box”: A Conversation on the Performance of Gender

Presented in partnership with Equality Maine. This event is ASL-interpreted, captions coming soon. Celebrated performer, director and playwright John Cameron Mitchell sits down with Maine-based artists and advocates to discuss gender as performance, both on and off-stage.  A recording of this event will be available to watch on demand through March 18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sn0AFNDPfE In Conversation: … Read more

“A Conversation with Toto Kisaku and Portland-based Artists”

Join our visiting artist, Toto Kisaku, for a casual, lunch-hour roundtable with local artists as they discuss the process of writing and performing personal work, rooted in activism and community engagement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6gr8bn1ZGQ&t=2s In Conversation:   Reza Jalali, Moderator – Jalali is a noted writer and educator. He has taught at the University Southern Maine. Jalali’s … Read more