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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Indie Comix Reading

April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

To celebrate Portland’s Comic Book month, there will be a rad reading of talented indie cartoonists at the IPRC!  With content ranging from personal and introspective to fantastical and obscene, it should be a wild night!  This event will take place on Monday April 29th, 6:30, doors at 6, at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.  Bring cash to buy comics and support the artists!

Tanya Boney 
Written by Grey Traynor, drawn by Rachel Mulder, Tanya Boney is a comic about a teen girl living her best life by destroying the lives others. Tanya Boney: @tanya_boney_official / Rachel Mulder: @rchlmulder / Grey Traynor: @gaytraynor

Ebin Lee

Ebin Lee is a barista (kind of) in their extremely late 20s who went to art school and now draws in their spare time on trimet.  You can check out Ebin’s work at ebinlee.com

Andrew Paris
Andrew Paris likes to fart. He has the stars in his eyes and the moon in his heart. Visit parisux.wordpress.com to check out his art.

Ren Stein 

Ren is a lesbian illustrator and designer making comics in Portland. Her work uses bold lines and bright colors to tell stories of sapphic love and all things cute. (Twitter/Instagram: @reinelaren)

Pegacron is an artist who is interested in exploring absurdity and being a human and filtering it through humor and a made-up cartoon character named Wuvins. He primarily makes drawings, comics, stickers, and zines which can be viewed on Instagram under @pegacron, on the website www.pegacron.com, or sometimes in person.


318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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