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Dec
17
Sun
Selections holiday sale @ Selections by Genea & Eric
Dec 17 – Dec 18 all-day

Buy one item at regular price get the second item 50% off! Choose from a wide array of one of a kind clothing items and accessories for women and men! Sizes small to 6x!

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Dec
19
Tue
An Invocation: The Poetics of Haunting @ Asian American Writers' Workshop
Dec 19 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

How does history – particularly the history of war, colonialism, and marginalization – impact the work of Asian American poets across time and space? How does language act as a haunting space of intervention and activism? Poet and scholar Jane Wong raised these questions with her digital multimedia project, The Poetics of Haunting. For the last workshop event of 2017, Wong and poets Carlina Duan, Christine Shan Shan Hou, and Muriel Leung read work and share images that boldly invoke historical and familial ghosts so that we may feel their presence.

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$5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Carlina Duan’s debut collection of poetry I Wore My Blackest Hair (Little A, 2017) wrestles with the growing pains of Chinese American girlhood and racial consciousness. Franny Choi writes, “In I Wore My Blackest Hair, [Duan’s] speaker navigates diaspora and its incumbent losses — of family, of language, of face — with unflinching care, revealing complex textures and concrete magic.” Carlina is a 2016 Fulbright grant recipient and an MFA Candidate at Vanderbilt University. Her work has been published in Uncommon Core, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Berkeley Poetry Review, among others. Check out her poems about her father, silence, and the echo of “Who Let the Dogs Out” on a schoolbus in The Margins.

A garden, an intimate and intense look at being a lonely girl, and a shape-shifting feminist spiritual quest of imagined histories, Christine Shan Shan Hou’s Community Garden for Lonely Girls (Gramma Press, 2017) creates strange and mutable new generational mythologies. The Poetry Project writes, “Community Garden for Lonely Girls invites readers of all gender persuasions to momentarily suspend the Enlightenment imperative to cultivate their individual plots and embrace the feeling of being disposable — and disposed into — a mass flowerpot.” Work from Community Garden for Lonely Girls appears in Jane Wong’s Poetics of Haunting Digital Project: “We talk over each other all the time. We exchange ghosts in the details.” Christine is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her previous publications include “I’m Sunlight” (The Song Cave 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010).

Muriel Leung’s Bone Confetti (Noemi Press, 2016) is an arresting account of loss and the unresolved nature of mourning and making art. Publisher’s Weekly calls it, “an elegant, elegiac debut collection set in a haunted and highly ritualized space.” Cathy Park Hong writes, “Leung’s poems can be unbearably intimate yet also epic, traversing into the speculative and gothic, as she animates her grief into a macabre and exquisitely haunted underworld…”; Hyperallergic writes “She meets the violence of her grief with poems populated by holograms, robots, and ghosts.” A Pushcart Prize nominated writer, her writing can be found or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, and others. She is a contributing editor to the Bettering American Poetry anthology and is also Poetry Co-Editor of Apogee Journal. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at University of Southern California. She is from Queens, NY.

Jane Wong is a poet, scholar and the creator of the Poetics of Haunting digital project. Inspired by her scholarly manuscript on the of ghosts in contemporary Asian American poetry, Going Toward the Ghost, the project grew into a TED Talk, a digital collection of haunting poems, a record of with conversations with Bhanu Kapil and Sally Wen Mao, and a piece written in conversation with Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s archive. Of her powerful debut poetry collection, Overpour (Action Books, 2016) Full Stop writes, “There isn’t [a page] without arresting imagery and a suggestion of forceful, generative life.” A former Kundiman and Fulbright Fellow, Wong is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University. Check out her poem from Overpour, “Pastoral Power” and her conversation with Sally Wen Mao about the book in The Margins.

NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY
*The space is wheelchair accessible. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
*We strongly encourage all participants of the space/event to be scent-free.
If you all have any other specific questions about accessibility, please email Tiffany Le at tle@aaww.org with any questions on reserving priority seating.

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Postcard writing party. Save the 61 A, B, C Buses! @ Braddock Carnegie Library
Dec 19 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 12:45 am

The Pittsburgh Port Authority plans on cutting the 61 A, B and C bus service by 45%. And discontinue direct service to downtown requiring bus riders to pay an extra transfer fee.

In response bus riders are demanding:
1. That there be no cuts to frequency on the 61 A, B C and D lines, nor changes to early morning/late evening service.
2. There must be direct, all-day service to downtown from all impacted communities.
3. Any newly-created transfers from 61 or 71 routes to BRT lines must be free.
4. Additional CONNECT card vendors and kiosks should be added in the Mon Valley to address gaps in access.
5. Capital money should be allocated towards expansion of the MLK East Busway into Braddock into Monroeville.

Come fill out postcards that will be delivered to the Pittsburgh Port Authority Board of Directors.
Tell the decision makers how cutting service will affect your daily life.
And there will be Pizza and soft drinks!

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Dec
20
Wed
Dec 20: Buy Nothing Corporate
Dec 20 – Dec 21 all-day

The tax plan. The death of net neutrality. The acquisition of Fox by the Disney Corp. Corporate America is having itself a very happy holiday. So December 20th, let’s stomp the ground together all at once, and BUY NOTHING CORPORATE.

Cook the food you already have at home. Shop at a local Xmas market. Use less electricity than you normally would. Be a little more hippie for a day.

They did not read our emails, they did not listen to our calls. So, as citizens of a capitalist country that considers money to be speech, let’s give corporate America the silent treatment. Just for a day.

No Walmart, no Best Buy, no Dove soap, no candy bars, no Last Jedi, no Amazon, no Apple, no Target, no lipstick, no speedstick, nothing that comes in slick packaging… just 24 hours.

*INVITE FRIENDS AND SHARE*

Go into Starbucks, tip the servers, and leave.

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Dec
22
Fri
PAT Holigay 2017 @ PAT
Dec 22 @ 3:00 am – 8:00 am

Celebrate the PAT Family On December 21st.
Bring the gift of your open hearts.

TYLER JENSEN
AMBER VALENTINE
LAUREN FLAX
WHITNEY WEISS
NATHAN HARRINGTON
JD SAMSON
SILVIA PRADA

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Dec
23
Sat
My birthday!
Dec 23 @ 5:00 am – 8:00 am

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Jan
7
Sun
Be Cute @ littlefield
Jan 7 @ 4:00 am – 9:00 am

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Feb
1
Fri
Free Days at The New York Hall of Science @ New York Hall of Science
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Looking for a great FREE / Affordable Date Spot? Check out The New York Hall of Science on Fridays and Sundays!

For schedules and updates: http://nysci.org/admission/

Free Fridays, 2–5pm, and Sundays, 10–11am.

Like Date Spots NYC for more Free or Affordable Dating Ideas.

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