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!

For details regarding specific events please contact the organizers or venues. If you are an organizer or venue and would like to reach out to us please feel free to contact us or submit an event using our submission form. We’d love to hear from you!

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

First Thursday: Book Art by Melody

May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209 + Google Map

Melody Bush, a librarian assistant and book lover from childhood, was dismayed to see old books discarded for lack of a good home. She discovered the art of book excavation and knew she had found her calling. Book excavation involves cutting into the book’s cover and carving away parts of pages, exposing the images and words within. Bush digs through pages, unearthing the underlying theme of the book and using her artistic sense to bring the book back to life as a visual delight.


1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
+ Google Map