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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Slamlandia Poetry Open Mic ft. Eric Sirota

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

We are pleased to announce that Slamlandia will be hosting another digital poetry open mic this month – with a feature from Eric Sirota!

This open mic – only poetry, no music please – will take place on May 21st. We’ll be hosting this event with the help of Literary Arts.

You can access our Zoom link here: https://literary-arts.org/event/literary-arts-online-slamlandia-may-21/

Sign ups for the open mic will be posted at 6:30pm day of via Facebook posts and an Instagram story. Comment / reply to get your name on the list. Open mic will promptly begin at 7pm.

Poets gets 3 minutes to share poetry – please do not go over time! If poets are late comers and join the chat after it’s well in session, they can use the chat function of Zoom to request signing up on the list, though a spot at that point will not be guaranteed.

We will be having a feature from the wonderful Eric Sirota!

Rota is a poet and public interest lawyer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work has been featured by Button Poetry, Entropy!, FreezeRay Poetry, Alternating Current (February 2020), Jet Fuel Review, and elsewhere. He is a proud member of the MMPR collective and the Assistant Executive Editor of Knights’ Library Magazine. By day, he supervises law students who provide free legal services to veterans. You can’t miss him. He’s the tallest Jew for miles. Twitter handle: @TheMCRota – find his work at www.soundcloud.com/mcrota and at www.wildpressedbooks.com/rota

A quick run down of Zoom: click the link we’ve shared, register, and that will give you access to the Zoom chat space on the 21st. During the show the host will keep everyone except the person currently reading muted – and then will unmute everyone for 5 seconds after poems are over for everyone to cheer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

We look forward to seeing your faces on all our laptops this Thursday evening! See you then!


May 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, OR 97207