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Submission Deadline: Caldera Community Residency

Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club

Joe Hill

Submission Deadline: smoke + mold Issue 2

Prompt Alumni Workshop with IPRC

Poetry Reading: Gary Lark, Jessica Mehta, Hannah Larrabee

Jenny Brown in Conversation with Leni Zumas

Amy Long with Sophia Shalmiyev

Submission Deadline: RACC Professional Development Grants

Books Around the Corner Writers Group


Suspense and Treats: Sweethearts (a novel by Elizabeth Mitchell)

Nancy Richardson Fischer in Conversation With Colleen Houck

Kay Reid reads from her new collection, Rapid Redemption

TERRA FLATS #3 release party and art exhibit with Jason Fischer

Small Press Residency – Perfect Day Publishing

Slamlandia Oct. Cider Riot Slam ft. Shanna & Michael Alden

First Thursday: NEAR | FAR | WIDE

Fall Used Book Sale

3rd Annual East Portland Arts & Literary Festival


Cabaret des Arts: A Fusion of Visual Arts & Burlesque

Manything Goes, at Mother Foucault’s

Fall Used Book Sale

3rd Annual East Portland Arts & Literary Festival

24 Hour Comic Book Day @ I Like Comics

Sweet & Greet

Melissa Febos – Written on the Body: Oct. 5-6

Fall Used Book Sale

24 Hour Comic Book Day @ I Like Comics

Floyd Skloot in Conversation With David Biespiel

Multi-Author Literary Sci-Fi Event

Maxine Scates and Shaindel Beers – reading and Q&A

Fall Used Book Sale

Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club

A. Molotkov, John Sibley Williams, Laura Winter

Grief Rites Readers Series ~ October 7

Reading: Jane Kirkpatrick and Rachel Fordham

Pageturners Author Visit: Willy Vlautin

Drink and Write Tuesdays: Drop in Writer’s Workshop

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club

Collage Night

Song of Myself

A Poetry Reading by Marjorie Welish

Glom Press and Walker Mettling print show and pop-up shop

B&B Book Club: A Clockwork Orange

HOCUS Reading: Hauntings

Reading: Katey Schultz: Still Come Home

Teen Book Club

PDX October Happy Hour

Slamlandia October Literary Arts Show ft. Chris Gonzalez


Rob Carney and Scott Poole

Raise Your Pen

Monthly Story Swap

Myths, Sharks, Parrots, & Fables: Poets Rob Carney & Scott Poole

Poetry Reading: Rob Carney and Scott Poole

Fariha Róisín in Conversation With Tanaïs

Workshop: From Detritus To Gold: Spinning Blunders, Bafflements, and Pain into Humor

Intro to Risograph Printing

Kids’ Storytime

The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Edition with Christopher Luna

The League of Exceptional Writers

Laureen Nussbaum

Astral Somatica Book Release and Signing Event

Daniel Poppick in Conversation With Lisa Wells

Reading: Jacqueline Rothenberg

Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat Jordan Dalzell

Pageturners Author Visit: Katie Grindeland

Reading: Don Dupay: Frank’s Revenge

Chris Ware & Lynda Barry

Reading: Kamaya Tarplay

Portland Correspondence Co-op

Powell’s Books Presents: ZADIE SMITH

An Evening With Lawrence Lanahan

Reading: Maureen Shaughnessy: The Scent of Buenos Aires

Sean Walter | Reading and Signing

X-Men #1 Midnight Release Party at Bridge City Comics!

Midnight Release Party!

Noon Time Talk with Florence Grende

Pageturners Author Visit: Leni Zumas

Book Club for The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir

Construction Specification Institute presents A Scary Construction Story

The Page-Turner Book Club

Visiting Writers Series: Jos Charles

IPRC Print Spree: 2nd Annual Print Show & Sale

Slamlandia October Picnic PDX Poetry Open Mic ft. Kelsey Taylor

Pageturners Author Visit: Kenneth R. Coleman

Nights Since Vol. 2 Chapbook Release

Paul Theroux in Conversation With Adam Davis

Fact and Fiction in The Preserve: A Novel

Booklover’s Burlesque: Vile Villains

Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Saturday Poetry Workshop I: Strict Forms w John Morrison

Fall 2019: DIY Writing Retreat Roundtable

Kids’ Storytime With Alison Farrell

Delicious Dreams Author Reading & Launch

Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia

Machiko Tateno in Conversation With Heidi Nestler

True Crime Book Club

Refugee and Migrant Rights Fundraiser

Jim Wallis

Tell Me A Story #9

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Renée Watson

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

Revising the Poem Workshop w Ashley Toliver

Craft of Memoir Workshop w Brian Benson

Kim Stafford

Brent Weeks

SFWA Portland Publishing Happy Hour – October 2019

The Moth: GrandSLAM Championship

Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Spring 2020, “Union” Issue

Reading: Lisa Loving: Street Journalist

Discover Jazz: The Music and the Movement

Kevin Scott, The Voice of This Stone

Christopher McDougall

A Poetry Reading by Rosalie Moffett

Horror Book Club

Queer Writing w Wayne Gregory

Poetry Night – JC Mehta, Gwendolyn Morgan, Armin Tolentino

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: George Packer (Sold Out)

A Halloween Poetry House Show!

Fall 2019 Seasonal Workshop w/ Domi Shoemaker & Daniel Elder

Filament’s October Reading Featuring Alicia Jo Rabins

Clara Parkes

Ayden Foster and Friends Poetry Reading

Halloween ComicFest

Kids’ Storytime

WEEKEND: Life Writing Workshop w David Biespiel

Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

THE LUMINOUS DARK w/ Ashley Toliver

Metamorphoses Online w/ Leigh Hopkins (and video prompts from Lidia Yuknavitch)

Dan Raphael in Conversation With Christopher Luna

Delve Fall 2019: The Pre-Socratic Thinkers: The Greeks on Gods, Humanity, and Nature Before Socrates

Last Sunday Writing Workshop

Brian Evenson & Benjamin Percy

Submission Deadline: Pathos: Fall 2019

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Cameron Dezen Hammon in Conversation With Lance Cleland

Comic Cave anniversary & trick or treat!

HOW TO DRAW A GHOST w/ Zachary Schomburg

Mountain Writers Workshop: Reading as a Writer: A.R. Ammons

Reading: Shannon Kaiser: Joy Seeker

John Mark Comer

Mike Henderson “Dead Man Logan 12” Signing

A Nonfiction Reading by Mohamed Asem

Reading: Floyd Skloot: Far West

Fiction Addiction Book Club

Classics Book Group

Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

The Write to Heal Retreat

Jim Tilley and Cai Emmons

The Write to Heal Retreat

Reclaim your Voice: From the Page to the Stage w/Domi Shoemaker and G. Ravyn Stanfield: Nov. 2&3

Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt & Outlet Assistants!

Frankenstein’s Comicbook Swap 17: Day of the Dead!

Bind your own Coptic Journal–in Portland OR!

The Write to Heal Retreat

Postcard Embroidery Workshop with Gutwrench Press!

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