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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The 2020 Brazilian Literary Spring in the U.S.

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
Lewis & Clark – Gregg Pavilion, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

The Printemps Littéraire Brésilien is part of a research and educational initiative that is also aims to promote Lusophone literatures around the World. This annual colloquium was originally idealized by professor Leonardo Tonus (Sorbonne Université) to promote and to expand the training of students in institutions of higher education. Since its inception in 2014, the event has become an important space for debates on Brazilian literature, fomenting new readings and enriching experiences around the Portuguese language.

In the 2020 U.S. edition, readings and panels will take place in several cities across the country between February 16th and April 16th. The event is organized in partnership with universities and cultural organizations: Columbia University, Brown University, Indiana University, University of New Mexico, University of Washighton, Oregon Center for Creative Research, among others.

The activities and events were organized by a committee with members from a variety of actors in the literary and publishing world (editors, writers, cultural promoters, educators and students of literature) in Brazil, Europe and the United States.

The Printemps Littéraire Brésilien is part of a research and educational initiative that is also aims to promote Lusophone literatures around the World. This annual colloquium was originally idealized by professor Leonardo Tonus (Sorbonne Université) to promote and to expand the training of students in institutions of higher education. Since its inception in 2014, the event has become an important space for debates on Brazilian literature, fomenting new readings and enriching experiences around the Portuguese language.

In the 2020 U.S. edition, readings and panels will take place in several cities across the country between February 16th and April 16th. The event is organized in partnership with universities and cultural organizations: Columbia University, Brown University, Indiana University, University of New Mexico, University of Washighton, Oregon Center for Creative Research, among others.

The activities and events were organized by a committee with members from a variety of actors in the literary and publishing world (editors, writers, cultural promoters, educators and students of literature) in Brazil, Europe and the United States.

BIOS:

Leonardo Tonus is a professor of Brazilian Literature at the Department of Lusophone Studies at the Sorbonne University (France). He is a board member in a number of international publications in the area of Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Comparative Literature, with research work in the area of Immigration. In 2014, he was awarded by the French Government Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, and in 2015 Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts. In 2018 released his first collection of poems, Agora Vai Ser Assim and in 2019 Inquietações em tempos de insônia.

Flávia Rocha is the author of three poetry books published in Brazil: A Casa Azul ao Meio-Dia, Quartos Habitáveis and Um País. She has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. For 13 years, she’s was an editor for the multimedia literary magazine Rattapallax, based out of New York. She is also a screenwriter, and a founder of Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school with branches in Sao Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and of the International Academy of Film & Arts, an online branch of the school in Portland, OR, where she currently lives.

Virna Teixeira was born in Brazil. She is a poet, translator and a doctor. She lives in London and runs a small press specialized in Brazilian poetry, Carnaval Press. She is also the editor of online poetry magazine Theodora (www.theodorazine.com). She has published several chapbooks and books of poetry in Latin America, Portugal and UK. Her last collection of poems, Suite 136, was inspired on her work in psychiatric hospitals in London.

Venue

Lewis & Clark – Gregg Pavilion
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-768-7000
Website:
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/english/

Organizer

Lewis & Clark English Department
Phone:
503-768-7405
Email:
english@lclark.edu
Website:
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/english/