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.

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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Free Range Poetry: 2020 Opening Night Poetry Open Mic

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Multnomah County Library – Northwest Meeting Room, 2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210 + Google Map

Free Range Poetry presents
2020 Opening Night Poetry Open Mic

Monday, February 3, 2020
Northwest Library
2300 NW Thurman Street

No featured readers.
Readers will have 3-5 minutes dependent upon total number of readers on sign-up list.
If there is time to spare, we’ll go around again starting from the top of the sign-up list.

5:30 pm Sign-up for readers begins
6:00 pm Readers begin
7:30 pm (or so) Readings end.

Audience limited to approximately 40 people.
Previously, we have had to turn away potential attendees at the door. Please arrive before 6:00 pm.


Multnomah County Library – Northwest Meeting Room
2300 NW Thurman Street
Portland, OR 97210
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Free Range Poetry