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 Semi Finals ft. Lee Chapman

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $5
Rocking Frog Cafe, 2511 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

Join us on MARCH 5th for our semi final slam at Rocking Frog Cafe!

Doors at 6:00 PM
For this one off show, there will not be an open mic and the slam will be closed – so no sign ups!
Show begins at 6:30 PM.

Rocking Frog Cafe
2511 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214

This show is all ages.
Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below.

There is a $1-5 suggested donation.

This show will determine which four poets move on to our Grand Slam on April 5th. We will see the following eight poets compete for the top four slots:

— Ty Brack
— Red O’Hare
— Stephen Meads
— Space
— Vivian Knezevich
— Sarah Bat
— Josh Gross
— Ari Lohr

We will also have an spotlight performance from the wonderful Lee Chapman!

Johnny Lee Chapman, III is an interdisciplinary artist from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Chapman started writing as a “Tumblr poet” in 2010 during his first-year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a student in the Dental Hygiene program. In 2014, he made the leap from the page to the stage beginning his career as a spoken word artist. Since then, he has been performing in both regional and national events to hone his craft and serve as a voice for his community. He is a current member of the the Bull City Slam Team based in Durham, NC as well as Second Year Fellow with the Watering Hole Writer’s Retreat.

★ •*´¨`*• A C C E S S I B I L I T Y •*´¨`*• ★

This show will be held inside the Rocking Frog Cafe. There is one ADA single-occupancy bathroom inside. There are two entrances to get inside, one that has just stairs and the other with both stairs and a ramp. Any seating can be adjusted to make room for any accessibility equipment or to assist any required needs.

★ •*´¨`*• S A F E R • S P A C E • P O L I C Y •*´¨`*• ★

(1) – Slamlandia is committed to the safety of our community and all of its members. This includes but is not limited to performers, audience members, venue staff, volunteers, featured poets, and Executive Council members. We will not allow any act of hate, bigotry, harassment, or violence within our space and will prohibit the entrance of those who have committed these acts in or outside of our space.

(2) – The Slamlandia community is a community based in consent. It is the responsibility of individuals initiating contact to receive enthusiastic consent for the following activities:

☆ Physical contact
☆ Discussion of personal or heavy topics
☆ Discussion of poetry shared on stage

(3) – Slamlandia does not censor our mic and space – with the exception of hate speech. Hate speech includes, but is not limited to threats of violence, the use of slurs for a group you do not belong to, racism, sexism, transphobia, transmisogyny, homophobia, classicism, and ableism.

☆ Marginalized voices expressing anger toward the group of people oppressing them does not fall under the category of hate speech.

☆ In the event that a performer is using hate speech on stage, an Executive Council member will end their performance and ask them to leave the stage.

☆ In the event that a performer uses hate speech, it is the responsibility of the Executive Council to explain to the performer why this was a violation of our hate speech policy to the best of their ability and point them to resources for further explanation.


Rocking Frog Cafe
2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
+ Google Map