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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Lit Crawl Portland

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lit Crawl Portland is back, November 8. Hope you’re ready.

Can you believe Lit Crawl Portland is FIVE YEARS OLD!? We are thrilled to be hitting the streets of Portland again with a full slate of madcap literary programming–a mix of genres, ages, voices, and formats within a walkable, downtown radius. RSVP here [on the Facebook event page] for updates, but each program will also make an event of its own, connected with the venues that generously agree to host us each year. It’s time to shake out of your summer haze, and get ready for a festive fall. Lit Crawl PDX kicks off the Portland Book Festival (Nov 9) on November 8, 2019. It will all be here before we know it. See you soon!

[See also the Facebook event page]


November 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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