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!

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For Colored Folx Virtual Book

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Hii y’all, we’re bringing book club back, but virtually! Since getting books might be a challenge right now. We’re mostly going to be reading articles that are easily accessible online.

We’re going to start with a couple of articles by Mikki Kendall, the author of Hood Feminism, and discuss them virtually on Wednesday the 6th at 7.30 p.m. Details on the virtual meeting space to come ūüôā



Since we may have new participants here’s more information about the club:

WHAT IT IS: A book club geared to cultivating joy and empowerment for people of color.


1. This group is being led by two femmes and the articles we chose will be works by authors who a part of the BIPOC community. Please be aware of intersectional privilege. We will not tolerate colorism, sexism, ableism, or homophobic or transphobic comments.

2. Even if you don’t like reading, or reading physical books isn’t the best learning style for you, you’re welcome to still join us for the conversation and community ♥.

3. Some of these books have heavy topics so we will be using trigger and content warnings —

4. Finally, we are open to feedback! So if you have suggestions on articles to add to the list, let us at ’em! Also, if not all the books interest you or are the best for you to read at this time — just come to the meetings that would best feed your spirit.

Allies are encouraged to donate to keep the causes that Stay Litt focuses on funded. Causes such as this book club, our storytimes, and our probono tutoring.


Portland, OR 97207


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