TIN HOUSE WINTER WORKSHOP
Jan
25
to Jan 28

TIN HOUSE WINTER WORKSHOP

Join Samiya Bashir, Solmaz Sharif, and Erica Dawson to write poetry by the sea this winter! These weekend workshops combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. The program consists of morning workshops with no more than six writers per class, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and/or generative exercises. Evenings are reserved for conversations by the fire and coastal revelry.

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Race & Religion in the U.S: Women Writers in Conversation
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Race & Religion in the U.S: Women Writers in Conversation

  • Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three award winning writers, poet Samiya Bashir, journalist and author Alia Malek, and fiction writer Susan Muaddi Darraj will perform short excerpts of their work. After the performance, they will join Dr. Mejdulene Shomali for a moderated conversation on writing, gender, race, and religion in the U.S..

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Consequences of Silence: AWP Featured Poetry Reading
Mar
28
4:30 PM16:30

Consequences of Silence: AWP Featured Poetry Reading

Consequences of Silence, Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts

Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2

Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Participants: Simon Armitage, Samiya Bashir, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Camille Dungy,

As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves, and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us; draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across time, languages, cultures, and emotional divides.

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Guest Editor: Poem-a-Day
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Guest Editor: Poem-a-Day

Poem-a-Day is the original and only series sharing previously unpublished poems by poets daily. Reaching more than 500,000 readers each morning on Poets.org and via email, social media, and syndication, Poem-a-Day is one of the largest platforms for a poet to share new work. Subscribe to the free email version of the series here. Read the full announcement here.

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NASHA
Nov
30
6:15 PM18:15

NASHA

A gathering of three performances with keyon gaskin and friends. NASHA is an attempt at being less lonely when travelling, named after the artist’s little sister. It centres on and values black sociality, and resists creating something “new” through stipulation, giving context through experience.

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Mouths of Others
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Mouths of Others

Come see The Mouths of Others, MHCC Reading Series, with poet Samiya Bashir on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Visual Arts Theatre.

Samiya Bashir is the winner of a 2018 Oregon Book Award for her poetry collection, Field Theories. She has penned the poems Gospel and Where the Apple Falls, which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. She is also the author of the chapbooks Wearing Shorts on the First Day of Spring, American Visa, and Teasing Crow. Bashir currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches creative writing at Reed College.

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 Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns

Portland Review and The Accomplices (Entropy, Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Writ Large Press) join Lit Crawl Portland to co-host Unchartable: An Evening of Environmental Unknowns. It is the nature of the human mind to seek, to touch, to understand and occupy vast unknowable terrains, but which of our daily environments resist comprehension? Our readers will present unknowable psychological landscapes, confounding emotional habitats, the shapeless environs of both speculation and perception, those territories where mind and body, physical and psychological, human and nonhuman, meet and cohabitate without reconciliation.

Our readers for the evening are Samiya Bashir, M. Allen Cunningham, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Janice Lee.

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Words@Manoa ::  An Evening with Poet Samiya Bashir
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Words@Manoa :: An Evening with Poet Samiya Bashir

Like love: first you pick up; then you lay down; then discard; then discard; then discard. That’s love. Right? (Samiya Bashir)

Join Words@Manoa for

An Evening with Poet Samiya Bashir

The reading will be followed by a booksigning. Books, provided by the UH Manoa Bookstore, will be available for purchase.

Food will be provided by Da Spot.

There's no need to pre-register for this event.

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Living Writers: Samiya Bashir
Oct
11
5:20 PM17:20

Living Writers: Samiya Bashir

  • The Humanities Institute, UC Santa Cruz -- Humanities Lecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This series features seven contemporary poets, critics, and artists who each render, albeit in differing forms and across a diversity of experiences, the unit of the sentence for powerfully sentient effects. Whether through poetic argument, the fictive line, or the scholarly imagination, each of these authors explore questions of race, gender, sexuality, nature, and nation in their respective practices and forms.

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OREGON BOOK AWARDS
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

OREGON BOOK AWARDS

The Oregon Book Awards honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Oregon Literary Fellowships provide financial support to Oregon’s emerging and established writers and publishers.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR *FIELD THEORIES* IN THE 2018 READERS CHOICE AWARDS!

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Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos @ AWP
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Reading Queer: Poetry In A Time of Chaos @ AWP

READING QUEER: POETRY IN A TIME OF CHAOS, edited by Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton, is a collection of the most subversive, gritty, moving, and courageous writing to come out of the U.S. queer community in recent political times. “When we started to solicit material for the anthology in 2015,” says Seaton & de la Flor, “we didn’t expect to compile a survival manual. Overnight, the work of these fifty poets became even more crucial. It became sacred.” READING QUEER: POETRY IN A TIME OF CHAOS brings the LGBTQI community together in the spirit and solidarity of poetry at its finest and fiercest. “It is our gift to all conscious citizens. With love.” (Seaton & de la Flor)

Readers include: Bryan Borland, Cathleen Chambless,
Ching-In Chen, Gregg Shapiro, Jan Becker, Jericho Brown, J.P. Howard, Ruben Quesada, Sam Sax, Samiya Bashir, Shane Allison, Valerie Wetlaufer, and more!

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Samiya Bashir at Willamette University, Monday, February 12th
Feb
12
7:30 PM19:30

Samiya Bashir at Willamette University, Monday, February 12th

  • Hatfield Library, Willamette University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the first event of the Spring 2018 Hallie Ford and Teppola Literary Series, a poetry reading by Samiya Bashir. The reading will take place on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room (2nd floor of Hatfield Library) and is free and open to the public.

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WORDSTOCK 2017 :: In the Labyrinth: Pop Culture, Science, and Mythology in Poetry
Nov
11
1:45 PM13:45

WORDSTOCK 2017 :: In the Labyrinth: Pop Culture, Science, and Mythology in Poetry

Poetry of the natural world, the unknown universe; of love and the undoing of love; of identity and history. In Escape Velocity, Bonnie Arningtells the love story of a marriage and of loving oneself. Samiya Bashirexplores quantum mechanics, race, and love in Field Theories. And Nicole Sealey’s debut collection, Ordinary Beast, ranges from the philosophical to emotional as she examines the natural world, race, sexuality, and more. With moderator Natalie Garyet of Tavern Books.

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"Ekphrasis and the Black Female Gaze"
Jun
1
to Jun 4

"Ekphrasis and the Black Female Gaze"

"Ekphrasis and the Black Female Gaze"

At a time when nonfiction readers and editors are passionately invested in the politics of the black body, the ephemeral ambiguities of black interiority can get lost in the clamor of debate. But at the same time that a black body absorbs violence, she may be using Antonioni, Bearden, Mendieta and Weems to make sense of her politics, or to catalyze her grief. Are we embracing the full complexity of the black experience when we focus primarily on the black body as an object in the social sphere without consideration of the dreamscape? What might the black girl at the museum have to say about our disasters? In this panel, Aisha Sabatini Sloan will moderate a conversation between Samiya Bashir and Tisa Bryant about the ways that they engage in ekphrasis with a fluid approach to genre classification, radical use of performance and unorthodox analysis of art and race.

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Field Theories goes Downtown!
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Field Theories goes Downtown!

Samiya Bashir Reads for Opening of FRAME BY FRAME at Callicoon Fine Arts.

Samiya Bashir's reading will kick off this group exhibition comprised of works by six artists: Etel Adnan, Cy Gavin, Kahlil Irving, Silvia Kolbowski, Jumana Manna, and Ulrike Müller.

NYC event for Field Theories by Samiya Bashir is slated for Thursday May 25th, 2017, 6-8PM @ Callicoon Fine Arts!The exhibition runs from May 25 to June 25, 2017.

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A Living Canon Talk with Samiya Bashir & Neil Aitken, Moderated by Zahir Janmohamed
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

A Living Canon Talk with Samiya Bashir & Neil Aitken, Moderated by Zahir Janmohamed

De-Canon presents: A Living Canon Talk
featuring Samiya Bashir & Neil Aitken, moderated by Zahir Janmohamed
doors 6 pm, start 6:30, suggested donation $5

Join us for a literary conversation and readings by local poets Samiya Bashir (FIELD THEORIES, Nightboat Books, 2017), and Neil Aitken (BABBAGE'S DREAM, Sundress Press, 2017). They will be talking about their new collections, out in 2017, and other things poetic and de-canon related. Conversation moderated by Zahir Janmohamed, journalist and co-founder of The Racist Sandwich Podcast. De-Canon is a "visibility project" that showcases writers of color and works by writers and artists of color: www.de-canon.com

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Responsibility and Relevance: The Role of the Artist in an Ever-Changing Contemporary World
Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Responsibility and Relevance: The Role of the Artist in an Ever-Changing Contemporary World

Panel Discussion:  "Responsibility and Relevance: The Role of the Artist in an Ever-Changing Contemporary World”

:Moderator:

  • Randy Gragg, director of the John Yeon Center for Architectural Studies, University of Oregon

:Panelists:

  • Samiya Bashir, poet and assistant professor of creative writing, Reed College
  • Eleonora Beck, James W. Rogers Professor of Music and director of musicology, Lewis & Clark College
  • Jon Raymond, novelist and screenwriter
  • Tad Savinar, artist
  • Luan Schooler, director of new play development and dramaturgy, Artists Repertory Theatre

As part of the upcoming exhibit, youniverse—past, present, future, Selected Works by Tad Savinar.

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Debut of FIELD THEORIES - five -
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Debut of FIELD THEORIES - five -

FIELD THEORIES - five - debuts in conversation and call up and ritual with poets and artists change makers and lovers and mothers and dreamers and makers and people and love. Are you here? Wanna be down? Reach out for the 411. Can't be there in person but want to put some love on the magic pile? Keep watch on this space to see film 5 of 6 after its debut. We near an end. We close one door. We walk out into a new light. We walk. We make and recognize and honor the light. If we find ourselves at the crossroads to a changing landscape, then let us create the change of it together.

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Video Installation @ Fortune Gallery
Jan
18
to Jan 31

Video Installation @ Fortune Gallery

history is a hole

Video Installation by Samiya Bashir

January 18th - January 31st

hq Objective's Fortune Gallery

located at 2235 W Burnside St.

Both exhibit and hard copies of readings can be accessed outside the gallery at all hours.
Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.

Commissioned by Physical Education for hqFORTUNE.

feat. contributions from Kalimah Abioto, Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Maggie Heath, sidony o'neal, Sharita Towne, Stacey Tran, Takahiro Yamamoto, Lu Yim

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