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 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!
Events for April 29, 2019
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Members Only Pre-Sale Friday, April 26, 6pm-9pm Join online today or at the sale. We’ll have a roster of current members at the sale door. General Sale Saturday, April 27, 9am-9pm - Trivia Contest + Cash Bar 6pm-9pm Sunday, April 28, 11am-5pm - Educators get 50% off with Teacher ID Monday, April 29, 9am-3pm - 50% off EVERYTHING Collector's Corner Friday and Saturday only Location Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232 Getting There Easy TriMet and MAX access - Lloyd Center stop serviced by Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines. Parking available on street and in the on-site parking garage. $3 parking vouchers available. The Selection Thousands of donated books and materials - well sorted • Gently used…Find out more »
Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West The German author of Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West discusses his provocative and groundbreaking theories that the idea of the Japanese garden has less to do with Japan’s history and traditions than with the country’s interactions with the West. Tagsold, who has researched over eighty Japanese gardens in ten countries, explores their history, popularity, and shifting aesthetic, as well as that most elusive concept — authenticity. Limited copies of Christian Tagsold’s book Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Location: Yanai Classroom About the speaker Christian Tagsold is Associate Professor at the Institute for Modern Japanese Studies, University of Düsseldorf. He writes on Japanese…Find out more »
To celebrate Portland’s Comic Book month, there will be a rad reading of talented indie cartoonists at the IPRC! With content ranging from personal and introspective to fantastical and obscene, it should be a wild night! This event will take place on Monday April 29th, 6:30, doors at 6, at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Bring cash to buy comics and support the artists! Tanya Boney Written by Grey Traynor, drawn by Rachel Mulder, Tanya Boney is a comic about a teen girl living her best life by destroying the lives others. Tanya Boney: @tanya_boney_official / Rachel Mulder: @rchlmulder / Grey Traynor: @gaytraynor Ebin Lee Ebin Lee is a barista (kind of) in their extremely late 20s who went to art school and now draws…Find out more »
Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Pauls Toutonghi’s Fiction Writing 3 course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!Find out more »
Join us on Monday, April 15 and 29 for The Work, a poetry writing workshop at Angst Gallery led by Christopher Luna. “Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.” ― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights) The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. The Monday Night Edition of The Work takes place at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver) from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each…Find out more »
We are thrilled to welcome Liz Scott and Rene Denefeld to the store at 7 pm on Monday, April 29th. In her memoir This Never Happened, Liz Scott goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. She mines photographs and letters, leaving no one, including herself, unexamined.“This is where I live -- somewhere smack between pity and rage, between empathy and indictment. And as hard as I look, I still can’t find a place between mercy and pain.” Scott has creatively assembled the text, including bulleted and numbered lists, correspondence, and photographs, which together tell Scott’s family history from as many angles as possible. In the end, the book is about the struggle to clear away pain to make room for…Find out more »
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods, has made it his life's work to find out. In America Before (St. Martin’s), he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. America Before is a culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock’s body of work, namely an exploration of the mystery of ancient civilizations, amazing discoveries, and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.Find out more »
Stand-up comedian Mo Welch’s How to Die Alone (Workman) is a self-help guide for NOT helping yourself, packed with irreverent humor and terrible life advice for modern adults. Welch's comics illustrate and celebrate our common afflictions – social anxiety, terrible dates, too few friends (who aren't cats), too many cookies, too much wine, and an allergy to exercise and day jobs – with totally relatable, slightly dark, and genuinely funny humor. Welch will be joined in conversation by comedian Stacey Hallal, founder of Portland’s Curious Comedy Theater.Find out more »
Carolyn Burke’s Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keefe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury (Knopf) is a captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of 20th-century art.Find out more »