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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Grief Rites Readers Series ~ December 2

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
American Legion Post 134, 2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 + Google Map

A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others.
*Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience.
*Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises

Readings begin promptly at 7pm.
Come early, grab a drink (full bar) and find your seat.
Please consider bringing canned goods or cold weather clothing/blankets to donate to the Post 134 food & clothing pantry, which serves local veterans, houseless and anyone in need.

***This month’s event will include an open mic, in addition to our curated readers. If you have words to share about your grief, we welcome you.***

Open mic signups begin at 6:30, readings start at 7pm.
First priority will be given to those who’ve not previously shared at one of our events. You’ll have roughly 4 minutes.
If you have any questions about the open mic please message here on FB, or email us at info@griefritesfoundation.org

Curated Storytellers…
TBA

Curated/Hosted by Melissa Lynne & Mari Gonzalez

Venue

American Legion Post 134
2104 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-284-7272
Website:
post134.com

Organizer

Grief Rites
Email:
stories@griefritesfoundation.org
Website:
https://www.griefritesfoundation.org