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!

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Reading from Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Black Hat Books, 2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 + Google Map

Fire and Rain editors Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan will be joined by the following contributors for a reading from the anthology: Ellen Bass, Dane Cervine, Carol Dorf, Maureen Eppstein, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jack Foley (with Sangye Land), liz gonzalez, and Judith McCombs. “Day and Nolan have done a considerable service to select and gather these poems. Their ample anthology provides a generous record of California poets’ love and concern for their common world. What more important theme can we in this golden land share?” —from the Foreword by Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate, 2015–2018
Contact: Lucille Lang Day


Black Hat Books
2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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