Theme: "Spring Forward" July 29th, 2020 - 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST) Online - tickets > with story tellers:
Designer, Daughter, Sister, Karaoke Enthusiast, Empath, Friend. She's a Jamaican bred Canadian born Southern raised creative who loves meeting new people and exploring the world around her through art, food, and dance. When she's not fawning over gallery openings or brainstorming her webcomic, she's working in advertising connecting creatives of color in the industry and working on opportunities to support younger talent through mentorship. Though her past life held promising jobs in hospitality and insurance, she thankfully was guided to her current career as an Art Director in Portland with community assistance, a little courage, and a f*ck ton of talent. Sometimes she wonders if she should've stuck to the clinical PhD track in psychology, but knows her best therapy advice is served neat over stiff whiskey and burgers.
Alex Dang is an internationally recognized poet who started performing at 17. A former TEDx speaker, Dang has competed at the National Poetry Slam, been a Portland and Eugene Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion, and wants to know what your favorite food is.
Marshall D. Goss Jr.
Marshall D. Goss Jr. Was born on September 24th, 1976, in Portland, Oregon. Both of his parents teenagers at his birth, had such an ear for music that he couldn’t help but be inspired by the jazz, funk and hip-hop circulating through the house during his adolescent years. Over time, Marshall’s love for music and the arts grew. While his father, a man of many interest and talents, drifted in and out of Marshall’s life, poetry and music became the survival outlet for him to deal with the absence of his father.
With writing as a crutch, Marshall was able to combat the stresses of a single parent, low income household and began to express his frustrations, anger, ideas, joys, pains and curiosities through the set. Finding identity and safety through wring, Marshall also found that writing was also therapeutic for his soul.
make less strangers
Join Front Porch Sessions in helping to make less strangers in the world! These events are about listening and sharing with an open heart so put your phone away, turn off your devices and reconnect to the people in your city. Three storytellers will share a personal story around a chosen theme. Audience members will also have an opportunity to share and form deeper connections with each other. Come alone or bring your family and friends. All are welcome.