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WORD + SONG: Benefit Show for IRCO @ Beacon Sound

Doors 7:30, show at 8:00 pm
$5 suggested donation / all proceeds to IRCO (Intl. Refugee Center of Oregon)

a night of women poets & songwriters



/// Stephanie Adams Santos ///
Stephanie Adams-Santos is a Guatemalan-American writer, educator and divination artist from Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (Fathom Books) and several chapbooks: Total Memory (Finishing Line Press); Little Fugues (Sola Books) and The Sundering (Poetry Society of America, selected for a New York Chapbook Fellowship). Adams-Santos’ poems have appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, and Orion, and her work has been featured for Poetry Press Week. She is the founder of the Aperture Workshop Series in Poetry and was the recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship.

/// Sarah Bartlett ///
Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, OR. Her debut poetry collection, Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Is Out, was released in 2016 from Subito Press. She is the author of two chapbooks, My Only Living Relative, published by Phantom Books in 2015, and Freud Blah Blah Blah, published by Rye House Press in 2014. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Alice Blue, Powder Keg, and elsewhere.

/// Endi Bogue Hartigan ///
Endi Bogue Hartigan is a local poet, author of two full length collections---Pool [5 Choruses] (Omnidawn, 2014), and One Sun Storm (Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2008)--as well as collaborative work. Her recent book was awarded the Omnidawn Open Prize, her first book was selected for the Colorado Prize for poetry, and were both finalists for the Oregon Book Award. Her work has also appeared in collaborative projects including a chapbook out of the flowering ribs with local artist Linda Hutchins and the work of the former artist-writer group 13 Hats. Recent poems have appeared in publications including Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Ostrich Review, February: an anthology, and other magazines, as well as a recent interview in Jacket 2. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son, and more on her work can be found at 

/// Coleman Stevenson ///
Coleman Stevenson is the author of two collections of poems, Breakfast (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015) and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (bedouin books, 2012). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of publications such as The Portable Boog Reader, Paper Darts, Seattle Review, E-ratio, Osiris, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology Motionless from the Iron Bridge. She has been a guest curator for various gallery spaces in the Portland, OR, area, where she now teaches the Image + Text track of the Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She designs tarot cards and other divination products through her business The Dark Exact.

/// Shayla Lawson ///
Shayla Lawson is the author of A Speed Education in Human Being (Sawyer House Press, 2013), the chapbook PANTONE (Miel Books, 2016), and the forthcoming I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean (Saturnalia Books, 2018). She has written for Salon, Guernica, & ESPN and is a 2017 MacDowell Fellow.



/// Lindsay Clark ///
Lindsay Clark is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Portland, OR, originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA. Her songs serve as an act of truth telling and revelation, as she finds purpose in taking what is fragile and messy and giving it life through harmony. She has shared the stage with musicians such as Casey Dienel (White Hinterland), Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom). Her most recent record "Begin" was released in 2014; in 2017 she will record her forthcoming album with the bay area's Jeremy Harris (Vetiver).

/// Kelly Anne Masigat ///
Country-tinged, coal fired, quiet and intense. A multi-instrumentalist, with roots all along the west coast, Kelly Anne Masigat writes songs that are meditative, elegant and often romantic. Her first full length record to be released this year.

/// Timmy Straw ///
Timmy Straw is a writer and musician from Oregon. Editions Plane published her first chapbook, To Water, Everything is a Swimmer, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Spork, Tin House, & Weekday. She’s composed music for film and ballet, put out the album State Parks, and is currently working on a second. She also studies Russian at Reed College.

/// Dao Strom ///
Dao Strom is a writer and musician whose work explores the intersection of image, text, and music. She is the author of an experimental memoir, We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West, and two previous books of fiction. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Award Artist and has received awards from Precipice Fund, Regional Arts & Culture Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and others.