Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.

Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.

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The Mouths of Others: Author Diana Kirk

May 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mt. Hood Community College Theatre, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030 + Google Map

See this The Mouths of Others talk by Diana Kirk, author of Licking Flames: Tales of a Half-Assed Hussy, and a contributor to Nasty!, a collection of bold essays and recollections.

Hear the Astoria-based writer and business owner read some of her latest provocative and genre-busting work on Wednesday, May 29, from Noon – 1 p.m. in the Visual Arts Theatre. When she’s not writing, Kirk owns and operates a bar in Astoria and travels as much as possible. You can learn more about her at https://dianakirk.wordpress.com

Event takes place in the Visual Arts Theatre on the Gresham campus. Free and open to all!


Mt. Hood Community College Theatre
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030
+ Google Map


Mt. Hood Community College
The Mouths of Others