NOTICE: WOW Hall Mask Policy

We are ever mindful that we live in unprecedented times. We strongly encourage individuals to assess their own health risks when attending public events and offer free KN95 masks upon request.

We may receive notice from performers, from time to time, that they require proof of vaccination or a negative test from a source other than a home test.   We will keep the public appraised of any of these requests.

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CANCELLED : Andrea Gibson

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
November 6, 2022 - 8:00pm


Andrea Gibson has announced the cancellation of their upcoming Fall 2022 tour due a cancer recurrence. They will be taking this time to nurture their health and healing. Andrea sends a universe of gratitude to their wonderful fans and community, and is so appreciative of your love and support.

Andrea Gibson has proven to be one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time and has made a career at the forefront of the spoken-word movement. Gibson was the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam and has headlined prestigious performance venues all over the country and abroad. Gibson regularly tours, performing poetry that focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform, and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today’s society. A devoted fan base sees Gibson’s work as a rally cry to action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart’s most compassionate room. Born in Calais, Maine, Gibson now resides outside Boulder, Colorado.

Their latest work You Better Be Lightning published in November of 2021 is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. One of the most celebrated poets and performers of the last two decades, Andrea Gibson’s trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display in You Better Be Lightning, welcoming and inviting readers to be just as they are.

"Andrea Gibson’s work shows up to your door without any pretension. It gives, pushes, and asks, knowing that even its beauty cannot answer it all. Each poem is a small fire signaling home, and home happens to be ourselves. Gibson has generously given us a blissful surrender to the immensity known as love."  — Yesika Salgado, author of Corazón  

"With such tenderness and empathy and humor, Andrea Gibson’s You Better Be Lightning does such important dreaming work, visioning work, looking work, in this stunning collection of generous poems. Of these poems’ infinite superpowers, my favorite might be their use of anecdotes as a sort of beckoning, welcoming a reader into this book’s lush ecosystem of intimacy. Read these poems and feel held, welcomed, forgiven."  — Safia Elhillo, author of Home Is Not a Country


The W.O.W. Hall will comply with all COVID-19 Guidelines issued by the State of Oregon and the CDC at the time of the event. This may entail limitations on capacity that might be lower than the number of tickets sold and/or event cancellation.

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