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 May 1, 2019
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During poetry month, honor your tender and fierce heart. Add tools to your poetry toolkit. You’ll start with sound, how your words can change your reader’s body. No experience necessary. You’ll write and share in a tremendously safe environment, using the Gateless Method. This workshop will give you practical ways to distinguish this writing form from others, practice in applying the tool, and the light to show you how brilliantly you shine. Part 1 of 3: Sound (Monday, April 15th, 6-8pm) Part 2 of 3: Shape (Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm) Part 3 of 3: Sense All sessions will be held in the loft at Another Read Through. Register for each part a la carte on a sliding scale ($60-80), or for all three at a…Find out more »
Graduate students in PSU's book publishing program are conducting innovative research that is sure to help inform the future of the publishing industry, and they would like to share it with you. This quarter's installment of the Transmit Culture lecture series will be a research symposium where graduating students will present their final research projects to the public. Topics include: - Visual representation of racial diversity in young adult book covers - Why adults read and purchase YA books - Advantages of publishing houses choosing non-profit business models - The rise of the cozy mystery genre in relation to bestselling thrillers - How small publishers break into the audiobooks market using APA and best seller list data - How Wattpad can be used in traditional…Find out more »
It's Plonk's last reading before our summer break, and we're ending the season with two master world builders. Daniel H. Wilson, is the author of Robopocalypse and myriad other novels. Stevan Allred is currently on his world tour with The Alehouse at the End of the World. They'll read from their work, and talk craft with a special guest interviewer*. Celebrate Spring with Plonk. (*That would be Bruce Barrow)Find out more »
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. One Page Wednesday is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Please, no reading from electronic devices. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featured Readers for May: Justin Taylor is the author of the story collections Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and Flings, and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. Riding With the Ghost, a memoir, will be published in 2020. He lives in Portland and is the 2018-2019 Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Willamette…Find out more »
As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. In What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About (Simon & Schuster), 15 writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. Filgate will be joined in conversation at the event by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan, Nayomi Munaweera, author of What Lies Between Us, and Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder.Find out more »