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.

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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Chamber Stories: Digital Concert of Music w/ Narratives

Submission Deadline: Grits: Summer Issue

Submission Deadline: 2021 Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers

Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

Gregory Benford & Larry Niven

Two Rivers Book Club

Writers Group (Remote)

Eva Holland in Conversation With Ferris Jabr

WITS End of Year Reading

Skylit: Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht, with Amy Stewart

Virtual Trivia Night hosted by Rose City Book Pub

Coffee Break with Reading is Resistance

VIRTUAL IPRC: Drawing Time

The Write Place: An Online Meeting for Productivity

Romance Book Club (Remote)

Slamlandia Digital Open Mic

Historical Fiction Book Club (Remote)

Online: Coffee at Your Kitchen Table with Willamette Writers

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Monday 7/6, Last Stand LIVE Open Mic on GetVokl, 8-10 PM

Online: Coffee at Your Kitchen Table with Willamette Writers

DC comics Tuesday!

Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin

Summer 2020 Delve Readers Seminar Online: Nigerian Voices: Chinua Achebe and Helon Habila

Summer 2020 Online: Starting The Story: Short Fiction workshop

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Mario Livio in Conversation With Adam Frank

Book Talk Book Club (Remote)

Virtual Trivia Night hosted by Rose City Book Pub

Coffee Break with Reading is Resistance

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

The Write Place: An Online Meeting for Productivity

Julia Alvarez in Conversation With Samantha Mabry

Summer 2020 Online: Starting the Novel

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

Nonfiction Book Club (Remote)

Summer 2020 Online: Finding Flow

Portland Art Museum: Journal On!

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

Kids’ Storytime With Stephanie Campisi

Portland Zine Symposium: #virtualpzs

The Work Poetry Workshop Zoom Edition with Christopher Luna

Portland Zine Symposium: #virtualpzs

Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma

Is Time Real?: A Zine Share

SUMMER Online: Micro Memoir Workshop II w Matthew Dickman | July 12 – Aug 9 FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY

Moving with Every 1st reading

Truth & Dare: Experiments in Art & Writing with Laura Moulton

Jenara Nerenberg in Conversation With Maya Dusenbery

SUMMER Online: Poets Studio Summer Sessions | July 13 – Aug 31

The Work Poetry Workshop on Zoom with Christopher Luna

Craig Hill & Matt Wastradowski

Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

Reading is Resistance: July Book Club: Middle Reader

Carlos Fonseca in Conversation With Megan McDowell

Pressure makes Diamonds – a book club

Delve Readers Seminar Online: The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Metamorphosis

Incite: Queer Writers Read

Matt Ruff in Conversation With Christopher Moore

Page Turner Book Club (Remote)

Summer 2020 Online: Science, Magic, and the Mundane: Speculative Worlds and How to Write Them

VIRTUAL IPRC: Toxic Productivity and the Creative Cycle

Submission Deadline: Literary Arts Booth Emergency Fund for Writers

Free 90 minute Letter Writing Session with Wendy Noonan

Zach St. George in Conversation With Robert Moor

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Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde w/ Cooper Lee Bombardier

Summer 2020 Online: July Writer of Color Workshop

Summer 2020: Mastering Revision

Songwriting with Chris Funk

Congressman Eric Swalwell in Conversation With Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Young Mammals Zine Collaborative with Katie Guinn

Diane Zinna in Conversation With Natalie Jenner

Page to Screen Book Club (Remote)

Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park

The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

Horror Book Club (Remote)

Heather Lende in Conversation With Jennifer Steinhauer

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

The Edge of Reason: poetic line w/ Brigid Yuknavitch

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

Kids’ Storytime with Skylaar Amann

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Shayla Lawson & Emma Dabiri

True Crime Book Club (Remote)

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Paul Tremblay in Conversation With Jeremy Robert Johnson

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

Miriam Feldman in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch

Two Rivers Virtual Book Club July

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

John Perkins in Conversation With David Korten

Fiction Addiction Book Club (Remote)

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Kate Greene in Conversation With Sian Proctor

WRITING & THE BODY: SUMMER II, 2020, July 30 – August 2

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Willamette Writers Online Conference

Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: New Writers Issue and Fall 2020 Issue

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Willamette Writers Online Conference

SUMMER/FALL Online: The Life of a Story Workshop w Joanna Rose | Aug 1 – Oct 3

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

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