Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.

Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.

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CANCELED – Delve Readers Seminar: Graphic Literature as Autobiography

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205 + Google Map

In this Delve seminar, we’ll explore autobiographies executed in the medium of comics, and in doing so sample from a few of the world’s most respected illustrator-storytellers. In turn, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Yoshihiro Tatsumi will each inspire and challenge participants as we examine graphic literature’s unique perspective on created identity.

ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS! by Lynda Barry
FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel
PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi
MAUS by Art Spiegelman:
A DRIFTING LIFE by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Delve Access Program
We want Delve seminars to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. We are happy to offer an Access Program which provides reduced tuition to qualifying participants. Our Access Program offers Delve seminar registrations at a sliding scale amount of $45-$100 per registration.Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a Delve at the Access Rate.

Trevor Dodge is the author of the collections of short fiction He Always Still Tastes Like Dynamite, The Laws of Average, and Everyone I Know Lives On Roads and the novella Yellow #10. He teaches writing, literature, and comics studies at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, as well as courses in games studies and new media in the CMDC program at Washington State University-Vancouver.

[Note that this event is a multi-day event, with recurring meetings.

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925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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