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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A Poetry Reading by Fady Joudah

Marc Janssen, Carolyn Martin, James Merrill

Grief Rites Readers Series ~ April 1

Dana Haynes

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg

Alex Gino Reading and Conversation

Story with Susan DeFreitas

Rebecca Lawton presents The Oasis This Time

Lesbian Lit Book Group – April

Writers Group – Books Around the Corner

One Page Wednesday: April

Plonk Reading Series: Mini Sledgehammer

Laila Lalami

Portland Comic Book Month 10th Anniversary celebration at City Hall

House Spirits: New Work By Coleman Stevenson

Slamlandia April Guilder Slam ft. Desireé Dallagiacomo

Process – Group Exhibit of Local Cartoonists

Accio Books Kickoff Party

Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Leaving Richard’s Valley book reading and signing with Michael DeForge

Black Feast: Narcissus, Featuring jayy dodd

Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers Immigrant & Refugee Edition

Katie Arnold

Fiction Workshop with Megan Kruse

Intro to Screenprinting

Playwriting Techniques for the Specialist with Matthew B. Zrebski

Kids’ Storytime

Printdustrial! – Letterpress Open Studios

Printdustrial! – Letterpress Open Studios

Cheese Beer Wine Cider: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings

The Voice of Empathy: Jon Boisvert and Willa Schneberg

Broadway Books Spring Book Club Event

Song Lyric Slam and Open Mic

Regional Arts & Culture Council Open House

DWP 2019 Open House: Oblation Papers & Press

DWP 2019: Storytelling & Production: Insight into Oregon’s Creative Content Industry

Amy Orazio and Omar Pimienta Reading

Slamlandia Presents: Clementine von Radics’ Book Release

DWP 2019: Designing your Story in AR/VR for Maximum Impact and Engagement with Frank Spillers

Tuesday Memoir Writing with Christopher Luna

Family Poetry Circle

DWP 2019: Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and Audio Storytelling

Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg

Get That Money: Tips for Comics Artists

Design Week Open House featuring the Illustrated Works of Nan Pollard

DWP 2019: Redesigning the Narrative

DWP 2019: Dungeons & Dragons & Design

Jacqueline Winspear, TICKETED EVENT

Polly Diamond Reading with Alice Kulpers!

DWP 2019: Magnetic North Open House

Ooligan Press Presents: The Gifts We Keep Launch Party!

DWP 2019: Create for a Cause

DWP 2019: Beacon Quarterly Presents: No. 08 Nail Biter

PSG Story Swap and Potluck – Open to the public

Eric Flamm, Donald J. Mackie, Benjamin Lederer (Inkwater Press)

7 Deadly Sins Presents: Andrew Dickson’s Kids These Days

Gobshite Quarterly # 33/34!

Unchartable Release + Reading

Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Edition

Graphic Novel Event with Graham Annabel

Corporeal Writing Workshop – Memory Space with Janice Lee: April 13-14

Jeremy & Audrey Roloff

Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

Longreads Club: How the UK Lost the Brexit Battle

Sketchy People Book Release w/ Caesar!

Street Roots Vendor Poetry Reading

Paulann Petersen

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 1: Sound – Kate Gray

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Gridlords Presents a Collaborative Comics Evening

Damon Krukowski

David Vann

Workshop: Jeanne Faulkner

Portland Correspondence Co-op

10th Annual Sewell Lecture Welcomes Julie Lythcott-Haims

Mystery Book Group – April

The Moth: StorySLAM: Blunders

Mage: The Hero Denied release party and book signing with Matt Wagner

MK Reed and Jonathan Hill ‘Wild Weather’ signing

Judy Nedry presents Blackthorn

Jeff Alworth

Delilah Dawson & Kevin Hearne

Slamlandia April Picnic PDX Poetry Open Mic

Washington County – Arthur Sommers

Sophia Shalmiyev in Conversation with Leni Zumas

Northwest Academy: Victor Lodato

Mystery/Thrillers Book Club

Phantom Drift Literary Reading

Will Alexander Reading

Comedy vs. Tragedy #14

Young Adult Book Club (Burnside)

Young Adult Book Club (Hawthorne)

Intro to Risograph Printing

All-Ages Festival at the Mercado

Classical Up Close

Drag Queen Storytime with Poison Waters

Marisa McClellan in Conversation With Martha Holmberg

Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Wayne Henry

Corporeal Writing Online – Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde

Poem-a-Day: How to Write a Connected Series

2019 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Tell Me A Story # 4

The Coffeehouse Resistance: Book Reading/Q&A with Sarina Prabasi

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 2: Shape – Kate Gray

Ian Doescher

COMIC BOOK Trivia Night hosted by the Radioactive Geeks

Liz Scott

Poetry Practice Space

Don Colburn

Classics Book Group

PDX JAZZ: The Resilience of Jazz

Readers Choice Book Club

April 2019 SFWA Reading Series

Valerie Brooks presents Revenge in 3 Parts

Spring Cookbook Club – Books Around the Corner

Verselandia! 2019

Poetry – Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Christopher Luna, Claudia F. Savage

The Witnesses the Wayward & the Way with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Pre-FCBD Comic Book Giveaway!

Book signing with Tokyo’s Tetsunori Tawaraya

Corporeal Writing Spring Seasonal Workshop w/ Lidia Yuknavitch, April 26 – 28 *Sold Out*

Spring Used Book Sale

Spring Used Book Sale

Write to Publish 2019: A Writer’s Guide to Publishing

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Independent Bookstore Day at Books Around the Corner

Independent Bookstore Day!!!

Spring Used Book Sale

Corporeal Writing Online – Soma & Sense w/ Brigid Yuknavitch: 4/28/19

Longreads Club: I’m Writing You From Tehran

Poetry Month Party!

Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead

Spring Used Book Sale

Garden+ Lecture Series: Christian Tagsold

Indie Comix Reading

Lewis & Clark Senior Student Fiction Reading

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Children’s Book Week Read Aloud Pajama Party

Lewis & Clark Senior Student Poetry Reading

Niche Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Henry Thomas – CANCELLED

Miriam Toews in Conversation With Leni Zumas

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 3: Sense – Kate Gray