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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Slamlandia House Show – ft. Dylan Collins

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pointy House, 2930 SE Clay St, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

It’s time for another Slamlandia house show – this time featuring the wonderful Dylan Collins!

This show will be held at Pointy House (2930 SE Clay Street) on MONDAY, January 13th. Door opens & signups at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm. Some snacks and drinks will be provided (on a donation basis) but feel free to bring your own!

***There will be a $5 required entry fee at the door***

This house show will have an open mic that you can sign up to read in, as well as short spotlight features from local poets Jane Belinda and Risa Mykland, and a featured slot from Dylan Collins

Dylan Collins is a spoken word artist, writer, poet, activist and educator. He is the host and creator of Word Humboldt, a weekly community based spoken word open mic in Arcata, CA and was part of the City Soul Café Poetry team in Raleigh, NC. Dylan recently published his first full length book Love Poems We Write Ourselves through Writers Block Publishing. He created a poetry slam club and coached incredible youth poets from Garner Magnet High School in North Carolina and ran a creative writing program at Pathways for People in Cary, NC working with teens and adults with disabilities and was the Humboldt County Poetry Out Loud coach in 2019. He facilitated writing workshops and performed his words out loud all across the country. He is in awe of the number of doors spoken word has opened for him in his life and can only hope to give back in return to everyone what it has given him.

Note of accessibility: The show will take place on the first floor of a house. The performance space is on hardwood floors. There are two steps leading up to the front door of the house. The bathroom is accessible on the first floor. There will be space to sit on the floor or stand, but chairs/couch will also be provided and given priority to those who need it.


Pointy House
2930 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214
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