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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Future Prairie Screening + Q&A

May 31, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capital Highway, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

Please join us for a free screening and showcase of recent interdisciplinary work by Future Prairie artists, followed by a Q&A.

Founded in January 2018 by Joni Renee Whitworth in Portland, Oregon, Future Prairie is a 501c3 non-profit organization and artist collective led by women and queer creatives. We develop and mentor emerging and under-represented artists. We also produce a monthly podcast, host a quarterly variety show, and curate exhibitions, panels, performances, and published works.

When we say “under-represented artists”, we are specifically referring to creatives of different abilities, races, gender identities, national origin, religion, and age. We serve historically-marginalized groups such as women, disabled, racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities, and low-income individuals.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP required!


Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capital Highway
Portland, OR 97219
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Future Prairie