Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.

Update 5: RACC has established an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to which you can apply and donate. They have also set up a page listing other relief resources.

Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.

Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!

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Fall 2019: Memoir Accountability

September 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

September 7, 2019 and the first Saturday of the month through May 2, 2019. (no meeting in March)
Saturdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (8 meetings)
Instructor: Jay Ponteri

• Previously enrolled in 18/19 nine month memoir intensive with Jay Ponteri, OR instructor permission.

This class meets once a month from September to May. This will be your monthly dose of accountability for students who are continuing to work on their memoir. Each writer will have the opportunity to workshop pages of their manuscript in progress.

About the instructor: Jay Ponteri is the author of the memoir Wedlocked (Hawthorne Books), winner of an Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Jay directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art   and his work has appeared in Del Sol Review, Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere.directs the MFA in Creative Writing program and serves as an associate professor at Marylhurst University. His chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again, was published by Future Tense Books.


925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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