Happy New Year from Back Fence PDX!

Thank you so much for supporting Back Fence. Here’s to another year of great stories! Two more tales from our December 10th show. [vimeo 2507046] [vimeo 2516422]

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Two Videos from Back Fence's December 10th Event

Thank you to everyone for coming to the event. It was so great! The tellers certainly rocked the bells. Check out a couple of videos below. Stay tuned for more! [vimeo 2501996] [vimeo 2505033] Special thanks to our sponsor, Powell’s Books — shop local this holiday season. Thank you to Brewcaster for filming, Sadie Medley for designing our flyers and Tyler Ashcraft at Dynagraphics for printing the flyers.

backfenceadminTwo Videos from Back Fence's December 10th Event

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Get Yer Tickets!

Okay folks, we’re just a week away from the Wednesday, December 10th Back Fence PDX show. Mission Theater 1624 N.W. Glisan Portland, OR 97209 Full bar, full food Doors open 7:30. Show starts at 8. Buy tickets here. This event is going to just wonderful. Theme: Rock the Bells Our storytellers: Danny Seim from Menomena Nick Jaina Gideon Freudmann from Portland Cello Project Adam Shearer from Weinland Alex James from Dolorean Joan Hiller Depper, Owner of Riot Act Media Lisa … Read More

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Rock the Bells

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Holidays by Geoff Kleinman I’ve been not celebrating Christmas almost my whole life. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not celebrating Christmas is like being six feet tall and not playing basketball. But I do play basketball, or at least I have, but I’ve never been able to really dunk the ball, and that troubles me. What I don’t do is celebrate Christmas. It’s not like I haven’t tried to … Read More

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Rock the Bells

The Peal by The Underblawgger Down the row, she looks at me with a tremendous smile. Bright points of light slide along the curved bronze gleam by her chest, and the lip casts a glow against the bottom of her chin. I smile back, as the two ringers between us upturn their own golden cups, and we all focus on the conductor, our eight white-gloved hands, poised. The organist powers the music through the pipes and the choir sings. We … Read More

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Rock the Bells

Man Was I Glad to See You Again By Heather Reddy of Sorry to Be So Heavy I tried to be Facebook friends with my exhusband. I really did. I felt like I was Over It. In retrospect, I guess it’s not so strange that, when feelings are gone, pettiness remains. I would look at his profile often—the odd thing was that he kept a photo of him that I took as his profile picture, so I always felt silently … Read More

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Back Fence is TONIGHT!

Back Fence PDX is happening tonight. The stories are simply magnificent and the storytellers are remarkable. This month’s intermission features belly dancers Miriam, Kalila, and Mahira of Bellypalooza Purchase tickets here until 3pm. We only take cash at the door. And steal that image and put it on your own blog, would ya? Special thanks to Tyler and Dynagraphics for printing up the paper flyers. Dynagraphics rock, plus they live in a gorgeous deco building. You can see it if … Read More

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Just Can't Get Enough October 22nd

We are so excited to see everyone at the next Back Fence PDX event. October 22nd, Urban Grind NE — 2214 NE Oregon St. Doors open at 7, show starts promptly at 8. Come early for beer, wine and food! Here’s something new: You can buy advance tickets. Go now! Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. We’ll only be taking cash at the door, so if you’re a plastic-only person, buy tickets here. This time we have … Read More

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Just Can't Get Enough

by mediaChick You’re never truly ready the first time you bleed, no matter how prepared you are. Once you’ve been through days of feverish hemorrhaging and boiling organs, you’ll know for certain you are being punished by an unholy force. No gentle spirit would allow such unjust suffering. Not dying from it afterwards feels unnatural. In the third grade my mom told me what was coming. We sat on the floor of the living room, our backs against the couch, … Read More

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