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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Submission Deadline: HOCUS Reading: The Tarot–Submissions Now Open

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 pm

Rose City Coffee Co. – Brooklyn Park, 3370 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202 + Google Map

HOCUS is a quarterly reading event in the guise of a secret society. Our reading events are simultaneously silly and serious. “Hilarious,” “profound,” “close to the bone,” and “goofy” are all words which were bandied about by attendees of our last event.

Submissions are now open for our May 20th event. The theme is The Tarot. Works of prose or poetry which deal with this theme, either directly or obliquely, are welcome. We are looking for work which falls within the “literary” genre. No fantasy, sci-fi, horror, or romance please.


Rose City Coffee Co. – Brooklyn Park
3370 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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HOCUS: Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes