Update 10: Gary Cole and CoHo Productions are producing a COVID-19 relief fundraiser performance based on his novel Black Box and offering a LITPDX discount on tickets, see the upcoming events from the calendar. Black Feast is offering free Love Letter Care Packages with vegan, gluten-free deserts for Black folks in Portland, which you can RSVP for here or support via steps on their website. A national coalition of arts grantmakers have put together the Artist Relief for artists across mediums facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19. 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.

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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The Verse featuring Jonie Blinman

April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Devil’s Den, 1510 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 + Google Map

The Verse is happening each first Friday of the month at the Devil’s Den presented to you by Nova Productions in collaboration with songwriter Jonie Blinman! Join us for a night of music and spoken word where incredibly talented local artists share their amazing works in the intimate environment of our favorite wine shop in town!

We’re super excited to welcome the following local favorites to our next show where you’ll be so close to the stage and the art you’ll feel like you’re part of it!

We’ll have performances from:
Danit Chetron
Kate Leddy
Connie Pazienza & Co.
Special Guests

The Den has a huge selection of wines but also beer and cider! This is a 21+ establishment but your puppies are welcome!
There is no cover however we have a huge bucket for tips and each dollar made during the evening goes back to the artists on stage!


Devil’s Den
1510 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
+ Google Map