2014 Portland Halloween / Day of the Dead Back Fence PDX @ Disjecta | Stories About Those Gone but Not Forgotten

From our sponsors:
Back Fence PDX Gone But Not ForgottenBack Fence PDX: Gone But Not
November 1, 2014
Doors 6:30 p.m., Stories + Events 7:30 – 10 p.m. | $20 | 21+
More info + Tickets: backfencepdx.com

8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 286-9449

Live stories to commemorate those who we remember from Back Fence PDX favorite, Actor and Artist, VIN SHAMBRY (PDX); Emmy-Nominated Writer from the Ellen Degeneres Show/Moth Radio Hour performer, BRIAN FINKELSTEIN (LA); along with Oregon Book Award Winner MATTHEW DICKMAN (PDX), whose poems have appeared in the New Yorker and The London Review of Books; and KAREN FINNEYFROCK (SEA) who has traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy, and of her book, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, Sherman Alexie said, “It is a hilarious, exciting and painful as anybody’s teenage years. Read it, please.”

There will be Gospel and Soul music from DJ BLIND BARTIMAEUS, snacks to feast on, a flower altar provided by SPELLBOUND FLOWERS, a raffle, plus Xray.fm will be on hand to record your own 1-3 minute story about a loved one.


Back Fence PDX has teamed up with a small group of friends, including founder Julie Gliniany Bosack, who reached out with the idea to celebrate Day of the Dead/All Souls with storytelling — to benefit The Dougy Center. An organization that helps children who are facing grief.  There will be live storytelling, music, food, and also an opportunity for audience members to pop into the XRAY.fm booth and record their own 1 to 3 minute story.