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!

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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6:00 pm

Children’s Book Week Read Aloud Pajama Party

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week at Books Around the Corner. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite picture book or read one of ours! Readers young and old will get to be in small groups to encourage confidence while reading aloud. Children's activity guides with a super cool poster will be availale all week while supplies last for FREE! This is an ALL AGES DROP IN event! We will also be raffling off one of our favorite bedtime stories!

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Lewis & Clark Senior Student Poetry Reading

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lewis & Clark – Frank Manor House, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
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Please join the English department for an evening of readings of original works of poetry by senior students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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6:30 pm

Niche Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

April 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Niche Book Club Rebecca By Daphne du Maurier Join us on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm for our latest installment of Niche Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Book Description from the British Library: Rebecca is the most famous of Daphne du Maurier’s novels. Published in 1938, it has never gone out of print and is one of the great international bestsellers. Having destroyed her first attempt at the novel, du Maurier returned to writing it whilst in Egypt, where she and her soldier husband were stationed in Alexandria. Despite being composed in this alien situation, Rebecca is widely regarded as the Cornish novel, and is evidently the product of du Maurier’s acute homesickness and discomfort in her role as dutiful army wife.…

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7:00 pm

Henry Thomas – CANCELLED

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
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In actor Henry Thomas’s debut fantasy novel, The Window and the Mirror (Rare Bird), a captured soldier must escort a mysterious girl to a distant city to broker peace between two peoples poised on the brink of war. Left to die in a deep chasm, his commander stumbles upon a dark and powerful secret: how to harness the energy of men’s souls and bend them to his will. Is this the secret that Goblinkind has been hiding from the race of men? For Mage Imperator Rhael Lord Uhlmet, the lure of such power is irresistible, even if he must start a war to attain it.

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7:30 pm

Miriam Toews in Conversation With Leni Zumas

April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Based on real events, Miriam Toews’s Women Talking (Bloomsbury) is the story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony who face an agonizing decision in the aftermath of a series of unspeakable sexual crimes. Toews’s masterful new novel, told through the “minutes” of the women’s all-female symposium, uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide. Toews will be joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks.

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8:00 pm

Storytime for Grownups

April 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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David Loftus' long-running storytelling series returns once again to the Rose City Book Pub, this time paying tribute to the bittersweet genius of Kurt Vonnegut.

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