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!

Note: Be sure to double-check the event sources (found near the bottom of each event page) for sudden cancellations due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) related issues or measures. Literary Portland will not be able to stay up to date on all event cancellations, but will make updates when possible. Also, please don’t panic-buy toilet paper.

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September 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lone Fir Cemetery, Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Washington Street, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

A weekly poetry reading series that takes place in Lone Fir Cemetery. Lemon World 9 features poetry by Robert Torres, Tyler Meese, and Madison Hames.

Bring a candle.

*Reading site is visible from the cemetery entrance on the Morrison side across from the Belmont Apartments*


Lone Fir Cemetery
Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Washington Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Lemon World