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!

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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VIRTUAL IPRC: Teen Poetry Time

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Zoom meetup link here


Hey, Y’all! Here is some information on what to expect out of Teen Poetry Time:

First off, this event is for EVERYONE and you don’t need to have any writing experience to get something out of our time together. We will not be working with any poetic structure and there are no rules. You already have poetry within you, you are a living thing! We are going to be focused on reading/ listening to poems, generating new work with prompts and free writing. Here is freewriting explained

I like to use tools in my writing practice, this includes oracle cards, objects, sounds, and other people’s poetry. In addition to a notebook and headphones, if you have objects that inspire creativity, have them with you when we begin. Finally, find a quiet private place where you can write/ reflect without any interruption or inhibition!

Let’s get free!

<3// Briauna


Venmo @moonunis-


Portland, OR 97207