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 Telephone Game for Writers and Illustrators

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Oregon Ballet School, 1017 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205 + Google Map

In this twist on the traditional “telephone” game, participants will alternate drawing and writing to create hilarious, meandering narratives. We bring paper and pencils, you bring yourself (and gently used or new children’s books to donate to The Children’s Book Bank). Terrible drawing and writing skills not only invited, but strongly encouraged. Get ready to laugh your butt off. Program Organizers: We are a group of local writers and illustrators of children’s books. Many of us have participated as presenters at Portland Book Festival before. Our group consists of these members: Zoey Abbott (www.zoeyabbott.com) Alison Farrell (www.drawdrawdraw.com) Kate Berube (www.kateberube.com) Deborah Hocking (www.deborahhockingillustration.com) Tracy Subisak (www.tracysubisak.com) Lisa Mundorf (www.lisamundorf.carbmonmade.com) If you are able, please bring a lightly used children’s book and we will deliver all donations to the Children’s Book Bank.


Oregon Ballet School
1017 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205
+ Google Map