Niche Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Niche Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Photo Credit: Joe Henson

Niche Book Club

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Join us on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm for our latest installment of Niche Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Book Description from Penguin Random House:

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.

Order your copy now: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780679763888

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Aug
10
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

Join us on Saturday, August 10 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open at 11:15.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Note: From May through September, Niche will open early for Saturday afternoon wine tastings from 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/events/2592569154104969/

The wine tastings will take place immediately after The Work.

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Niche 9th Anniversary Poetry Contest
Jul
31
to Aug 15

Niche 9th Anniversary Poetry Contest

Niche Wine Bar and Printed Matter Vancouver are seeking short poems on the theme of “community” to commemorate the ninth anniversary of Niche Wine Bar. What does community mean to you? What does community look like? How does one strengthen community?

The winning poem will be printed on wine glasses to be distributed to all those who attend the Niche Anniversary Party at the Kiggins Theatre on October 14, 2019. The second place winner will have their poem printed on t-shirts. The third place winner will have their poem printed on beverage napkins. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will gain entrance to the 9th Anniversary Party on October 14 and have their poem displayed on the screen in the Kiggins Theatre during the slide show.

October 14 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Each year’s anniversary party features short films from a particular country. This year’s films were produced in New Zealand.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Deadline August 15)

Address this question using poetry: What does community mean to you?

Submission Guidelines:

Deadline: Poems will be accepted by email only (printedmattervancouver@gmail.com) until 11:59pm on August 15, 2019.

Fee: $5.00 for up to three poems.

You may submit no more than three (3) poems on the theme of community for a submission fee of five dollars. Poems should be no longer than FIVE (5) lines. Each piece may be a complete poem or an excerpt from a longer poem. If the poem is an excerpt, please indicate this and give the poem title. Previously published poems may be accepted subject to the discretion of the editors. However, please indicate the publication name, date, poem title, and publication rights in the body of the submission email.

Mail or hand deliver a check for five dollars written to Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660. Only those poets who have paid the fee in full by August 15 will be considered for the contest.

If your poem is accepted for use in this project, the editors may have suggestions for edits or format changes to prepare the work for display. Whenever possible the editors will work with the author to review suggested changes. Authors will have the final decision on the edits. The editors are unable to guarantee publication of your work if they feel the edits are necessary and the author disapproves of the changes.

Authors agree to public use of their poem and photo. Niche will retain first rights to use and display the poems. From there, rights revert back to the author. Authors agree to have their work and photo appear online or in other publicity/promotions by Niche Wine Bar.

Contest Judges: Angst Gallery Director Leah Jackson and Printed Matter Vancouver co-founders Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna

Poem Format (please pay close attention to these directions):

Format your poem(s) in Times New Roman, 12 point font/one inch margins in one document.

Include your name, address, best phone contact, and email at the top left of the page.

Include the poem’s title in bold with one blank line between the title and the body of the poem.

Poems should be single-spaced with one blank line between stanzas.

Poems may not exceed five (5) lines and must be your original work.

These five (5) lines may be excerpted from a longer poem, if indicated as such.

Poems must be saved as a Microsoft Word document with this extension: your last name+Niche Poetry. Example: Rhodes+Niche Poetry

How to Submit:

Type Niche Poetry Contest 2019 into the subject line of the email.

Include in the body of the email:

The title(s) of your poem(s).

Contact information: name, address, email, and best phone contact number.

For previously published poems, indicate the publication name, date, poem title, and whether you own the publication rights.

Include your poem(s) as a separate attachment in Microsoft word.

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO PRINTEDMATTERVANCOUVER@GMAIL.COM UNTIL 11:59PM PST ON AUGUST 15, 2019.

Note: You will receive confirmation that we have received your submission(s).

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Jul
13
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

Join us on Saturday, July 13 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open at 11:15.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Note: From May through September, Niche will open early for Saturday afternoon wine tastings from 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/events/2592569154104969/

The wine tastings will take place immediately after The Work.

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Hump Day Rosé
Jun
26
4:00 PM16:00

Hump Day Rosé

Join us for Hump Day Rosé.

Sample a variety of rosés in flights or by the glass. There will be special food offerings as well.

Hump Day Rosé will take place on the last Wednesday of every month from April through September.

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Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai

Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels by Janet Soskice

Join us on Tuesday, June at 6:30 pm for our latest installment of Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice.

Book Description from Penguin Random House: Agnes and Margaret Smith were not your typical Victorian scholars or adventurers. Female, middle-aged, and without university degrees or formal language training, the twin sisters nevertheless made one of the most important scriptural discoveries of their time: the earliest known copy of the Gospels in ancient Syriac, the language that Jesus spoke. In an era when most Westerners—male or female—feared to tread in the Middle East, they slept in tents and endured temperamental camels, unscrupulous dragomen, and suspicious monks to become unsung heroines in the continuing effort to discover the Bible as originally written.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/170430/the-sisters-of-sinai-by-janet-soskice/9781400034741/

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Singer/Songwriter Pamela Jordan Returns
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Singer/Songwriter Pamela Jordan Returns

"Where has she been?” That’s a question we are often asked about Pamela Jordan, the singer/songwriter with the “honey-hewed” voice who has graced the Niche stage in the past. After a chance encounter a few weeks ago, we talked her into coming out of musical hiding. With a new CD of original music and a fresh outlook, the award- winning, critically acclaimed singer returns to Niche Wine Bar for a performance that will soothe your soul. Don't miss it.

For more information, and to hear some of Pamela's music, visit

https://soundcloud.com/pamelajordan

OR

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Pamela-Jordan-432803983425427/

Pamela Jordan

7-9:30pm

Saturday, June 1

Niche Wine Bar

1013 Main Street

Vancouver, WA 98660

nichewinebar.com

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Jun
1
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

Join us on Saturday, June 1 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open at 11:15.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Note: From May through September, Niche will open early for Saturday afternoon wine tastings from 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/events/2592569154104969/

The wine tastings will take place immediately after The Work.

Note: The Work Saturday Edition takes place on the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. Upcoming workshops will take place on July 13 and August 10.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month except where otherwise noted at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on June 24, July 15 and 29, and August 12 and 26.

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Hump Day Rosé
May
29
4:00 PM16:00

Hump Day Rosé

Join us for Hump Day Rosé.

Sample a variety of rosés in flights or by the glass. There will be special food offerings as well.

Hump Day Rosé will take place on the last Wednesday of every month from April through September.

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
May
11
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

Join us on Saturday, May 11 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open at 11:15.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Note: From May through September, Niche will open early for Saturday afternoon wine tastings from 2-4: https://www.facebook.com/events/2592569154104969/

The wine tastings will take place immediately after The Work.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month except where otherwise noted at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on May 13 and June 24.

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VIP Reception for LUNAFEST 2019 Film Festival
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

VIP Reception for LUNAFEST 2019 Film Festival

Join us at Niche Wine Bar for a private VIP reception for LUNAFEST 2019.

From 5:30-6:30 your $75 VIP ticket allows you admission to the wine bar for a reception featuring cheese & charcuterie, gougères, and asparagus tartletts.

The VIP ticket also includes admission to the film festival screening and event swag.

LUNAFEST INFO: https://www.lunafest.org/screenings/vancouver-wa-050219

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Hump Day Rosé Returns!
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

Hump Day Rosé Returns!

Get ready to celebrate the change in the weather with all things rosé.

Sample at least 12 different rosés in flights or by the glass. There will be special food offerings as well.

Hump Day Rosé will occur on the last Wednesday of every month from April through September.

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World Malbec Day at Niche
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

World Malbec Day at Niche

Join us on April 17 as we celebrate World Malbec Day with flights of Malbec and lovely food pairings prepared by Chef Dave.

More info about World Malbec Day can be found here:

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/world-malbec-day-a-tribute-to-argentina-5784895

http://www.malbecworldday.com/

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Apr
13
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work?

To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.”

― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights)

Join us on Saturday, April 13 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 12-2:30. Doors open at 11:30.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

The Saturday afternoon edition of The Work takes place on the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on April 13 and May 11.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on March 25, April 15 & 29, May 13, June 10 & 24.

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Niche Bubbles Club
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

Niche Bubbles Club

Join us on Wednesday, March 20 from 4-9 pm for Niche's Bubbles Club featuring sparkling wines of Loire. We will have flights of sparkling wine for you to enjoy and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Dave. This monthly event will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, featuring a selection of bubbles and nibbles for you to enjoy!

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Mar
2
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work?

To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.”

― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights)

Join us on Saturday, March 2 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 12-2:30. Doors open at 11:30.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

The Saturday afternoon edition of The Work takes place on the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on April 13 and May 11.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on March 11 & 25, April 15 & 29, May 13, June 10 & 24.

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Niche Bubbles Club: Sparkling Wines of Italy
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Niche Bubbles Club: Sparkling Wines of Italy

Join us on Wednesday, February 20 from 4-9 pm for Niche's Bubbles Club featuring sparkling wines of Italy -- so much more than just Prosecco (although we do we love Prosecco)! We will have flights of Champagne for you to enjoy and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Dave.

This monthly event will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, featuring a selection of bubbles and nibbles for you to enjoy!

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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna
Feb
9
11:30 AM11:30

The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

Join us on Saturday, February 9 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 12-2:30. Doors open at 11:30.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on March 2, April 13, and May 11.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 15 & 29, May 13, June 10 & 24.

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Spanish Conversation Night
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Spanish Conversation Night

Are you traveling to a Spanish speaking country? Do you just want to dust off your language skills?

Come to Niche on Tuesday, February 5th for an evening of Spanish conversation, wine and food. Native Spanish speaker Óscar Cabezas will be on hand from 5 to 8PM to answer your questions and chat with you (in Spanish) about the weather in Spain or how to properly order wine. To help improve your skills, Niche will have a flight of Spanish wine and food pairings to go with your conversations starting at 4.

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Niche Bubbles Club: Champagne!
Jan
23
4:00 PM16:00

Niche Bubbles Club: Champagne!

Join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4-9PM for the return of Niche's Bubbles Club! We will have flights of Champagne for you to enjoy and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Dave. This monthly event will take place on the 4th Wednesday of each month featuring a selection of bubbles and nibbles for you to enjoy! Stop in any time from 4-9 and toast the return of Bubbles Club!

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Niche Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Niche Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow

Get swept up in the story of Count Rostov - an unrepentant aristocrat who is sentenced by a Bolshevik tribunal to live in Moscow's grandest hotel for the rest of his life. A Gentleman in Moscow is a sumptuous feast featuring wine, food, a willowy actresses and a precocious 9-year old. Come prepared to talk about the book and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles.

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