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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CANCELED – Visiting Writers Series: Rivers Solomon

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
Reed College – Eliot Hall Chapel, 3203 SE Woodstock, Portland, OR 97202 + Google Map

Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. Nominated two-years running for the John C. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a winner of the Firecracker Award, they produce fiction that embraces alterity via queerness, disability, and Blackness.

In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honour List and in numerous best-of-the-year lists, Solomon’s debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, a Tiptree, and a Locus Award. Their short work appears in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, the New York Times, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Tor.com, Gay Mag, and elsewhere. Their second book, THE DEEP, a project based on a song of the same title by Daveed Diggs-fronted experimental hip-hop group clipping, is forthcoming November 2019.

Rivers received their BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. They grew up between California, Indiana, Texas, and New York in the United States but currently reside in London, England. They’ve just finished their third novel.

Venue

Reed College – Eliot Hall Chapel
3203 SE Woodstock
Portland, OR 97202
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-771-1112
Website:
https://www.reed.edu

Organizers

English Department at Reed College
Phone:
503-771-1112
Email:
griffinjo@reed.edu
Website:
https://www.reed.edu/english/
Reed College Visiting Writers Series
Phone:
503-777-7753
Email:
vswr@reed.edu
Website:
https://www.reed.edu/creative_writing/visiting-writers/index.html