Update 8: 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.

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Whitman at 200: Words of Resistance

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roll-Up Studio + Gallery, 1715 SE Spokane St, Portland, OR 97202 + Google Map

Leaves of Resistance, Secret Society of Book Artists
Show Closing GALA

Friday, May 31
7 PM

Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday with Animation and Poetry Readings, in Partnership with Passages Bookshop

• Animation by Gratz, Zornado, Jetten, Kuehn, Tetenbaum & Others
• Whitman political readings by David Abel & Friends
• Projection performance by Devon Damonte
• Birthday cake

Secret Society of Book Artists

Dawn Banker
Anita Bigelow
Marian Christensen
Mary Elliott
Ellen Fortin
Joely Helgesen
Judilee Fitzhugh
Deanna Lautenbach
Megan Leftwich
Ilsa Perse
Kathy Karbo
Kathy Kuehn
Bernie Smith
Gay Walker
Marilyn Zornado

See exhibition page here.

[See also Zornado Design’s website]