118th Annual X-Ray Discovery Reading Series

Join us November 8th at 8PM for a special reading series, hosted by Mike Young. Featuring:

Matthew Harrison
Jamie Iredell
Chelsea Martin
Laura van den Berg

Bios:

Born in Georgia, Matthew Harrison now lives in Massachusetts, where he’s completing an MFA at UMass-Amherst. His writing has recently appeared or will soon in Gargoyle, The Saint Ann’s Review, Ping-Pong, Word Riot, Heavy Feather Review, Kitty Snacks, and other journals.

Jamie Iredell’s most recent book is a collection of essays, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac. He is also the author of The Book of Freaks. He lives in Atlanta, GA and can be found online at http://jamieiredell.blogspot.com/.

Chelsea Martin’s most recent book is Even Though I Don’t Miss You. She is also the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever and The Really Funny Thing About Apathy. She lives in Oakland, CA. Find her online at http://jerkethics.com.

Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November. A Florida native, she currently lives in the Boston area.

Welcoming September

Changing seasons, changing schedule!

  • No Go Club Sept 1st. Happy Labor Day weekend!
  • Remember. Ear acupuncture is no longer happening. I know, we’re sad too!
  • Game Night is ON for Labor Day. See you Monday at 7pm!

autumn leaves
By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT via Wikimedia Commons

Special monthly events:

  • Saturday, Sept 7th (2-5pm): Community Code-In
  • Sunday, Sept 8th (2-5pm): Magic the Gathering Tournament
  • Wednesday, Sept 11th (7-9pm): Miscarriage Support Group
  • Sunday, Sept 22nd (2-4pm): Progressive Women’s Book Club (NEW EVENT!)*

*For more information about the women’s book club, and to rsvp, visit the meetup.com page!

 

Awesome August Events

Save the date! Join us for the following August events!

IMG_0412Thursday, Aug 8th+22nd @ 7pm: Help Yourself!
Friday, Aug 9th @ 7:30pm: Kirtan Jam
Saturday, Aug 10th @ 2pm: Code-in meetup
Wednesday, Aug 14th @ 7pm: Miscarriage Support
Wednesday, Aug 28th @ 7pm: Women’s RPG night*

And of course, we have regularly scheduled, recurring events throughout the week. Join us for Saturday open hours, Sunday Go night, Monday ear acupuncture, game night, and more!

*If you’d like to take part in the women’s RPG night, contact us to reserve a spot!

May Schedule Changes and Weekend Reminders

Code-In! No code-in this Saturday. Code-in will now be meeting monthly on the second Saturday of the month. The next code-in will be happening Saturday, June 8 from 2-5pm. Save the date!

Game night! Thank you to everyone who took part in our game night survey. Based on your responses, we’ll be moving game night one hour later. Starting this Monday, game night will begin at 7pm instead of the usual 6pm. Game on!

Magic the Gathering! Join us this Sunday from 2-5pm for a special Magic the Gathering prize tournament. Cards will be provided for deck-building and all players get to keep their cards. Suggested donation of $10 for this special event.

Enjoy the marvelous weather.

O&R

September MTG Tournament

Magic CardsOn Sunday, August 12th at 2:00pm, Owl and Raven will be hosting another casual Magic the Gathering Tournament. The tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament! Cards go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set.

Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available.

Owl and Raven is a donation-funded space. We kindly ask that participants contribute what they can to support our future events.

Sunday Magic the Gathering Tournament

Eventide Foil Print SheetsOwl and Raven is hosting a casual Magic the Gathering tournament on Sunday, August 12th, at 2:00pm. This tournament is open to responsible players of all ages, and we welcome both beginners and experts.

Players will be given several sealed card packs to make a deck from. The tournament will run until about 5:30pm. All players will get to keep the cards they received for the deck at the end of the tournament!

Cards sets in the random packs go as far back as 1993, and as recent as the newest set. Please show up on time, as participation might be limited by the amount of cards and space available. We ask people who are very familiar with the game to be aware that this is a casual format, which is meant to be beginner friendly.

Pancakes and Potluck!

This week at Owl and Raven, join us for a Wednesday pancake skillshare and a special potluck brunch on Saturday. Details below!

Wednesday, July 25th

Open hours (11am – 3pm)

Stop in to work on a project, sip tea, and share some good conversation!


Banana on pancake

Pancake Skillshare (7pm – 9pm) $5 suggested donation

Being able to make a great pancake from scratch is a kitchen skill that everyone who owns a spatula should have. Yet many people – including those who love to cook – consider pancakes to be either too simple to bother thinking about, or so complex that it’s best to defer to pre-made mixes and short-order cooks.

In this skillshare, pancake-aficionado Joe Riedel will show us how to make pancakes, and will discuss every step along the way. He will demystify the parts you may have thought complicated (like ingredients) and mystify you with parts you may have thought simple (like mixing or prepping the griddle). Attendants will learn how to make a simple mix to keep on-hand, learn what the ingredients do and why, how to mix and when to add variations, when to flip, how to store leftovers (which is always recommended), and stacks of other pancake-lore. And perhaps best of all, there will be pancakes to eat at the end.


Saturday, July 28th

Potluck Brunch (11am – 2pm)

We’re welcoming any kind of dish or non-alchoholic beverage.

If you’d like to join us, please bring a list of ingredients, and your own plates/utensils to serve with and eat from.