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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Transmit Culture: Graduate Research Symposium

May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PSU – University Point, 1955 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201 + Google Map

Graduate students in PSU’s book publishing program are conducting innovative research that is sure to help inform the future of the publishing industry, and they would like to share it with you. This quarter’s installment of the Transmit Culture lecture series will be a research symposium where graduating students will present their final research projects to the public. Topics include:

– Visual representation of racial diversity in young adult book covers
– Why adults read and purchase YA books
– Advantages of publishing houses choosing non-profit business models
– The rise of the cozy mystery genre in relation to bestselling thrillers
– How small publishers break into the audiobooks market using APA and best seller list data
– How Wattpad can be used in traditional publishing
– How the genre label “women’s fiction” contributes to the disparity between male and female authors
– The gender wage gap in publishing and how #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have instigated change
– Best practices on how libraries engage with teenagers in reading and writing, and how to market to these groups

Location: University Pointe 102


PSU – University Point
1955 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
+ Google Map


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