From top left: Shayla Lawson, Carl Adamschick, Stacey Tran, Anis Mojgani, John Niekrasz.
Pickathon goes spoken word! We are thrilled to announce the first-ever installment of Spoken Live, a new program showcasing the work of intrepid writers, poets, and performance artists in Portland and beyond. The format is simple – six artists, each has The Treeline Stage for six minutes – but the work is extraordinary.
Curated by drummer Neal Morgan, this remarkable inaugural roster includes:
Shayla Lawson, author of three poetry collections and an avid lover of musician Frank Ocean.
Carl Adamshick, author of Curses and Wishes, Saint Friend, Birches (Forthcoming) and founder of the Portland-based poetry press Tavern Books.
Stacey Tran, a writer and occasional host of Tender Dinner parties and co-curator of the performance series Pure Surface whose work has appeared in The Volta, Queen Mob’s, and The Fanzine.
Anis Mojgani, a national and international Poetry Slam Champion, author of 4 books and a multiple TEDx speaker.
John Niekrasz, a musician, composer, teacher and writer, with an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2004.