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 4, 2019
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Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day with your friends at Things From Another World Portland! The doors open promptly at 9am on May 4, 2019! Everyone visiting will be allowed to select up to TEN free specially-marked comics -- we're one of the only comic shops in the Pacific Northwest to let you get that many comics! In addition, we’ll be running some great sales for one day only: - All items in-store will be 20-50% off* - All $10.99 priced Funko Pop figures will be on sale for $8 - Every FCBD purchase will receive a 25% off one graphic novel coupon (limit one per customer) - Box customers receive a coupon for $5 off their purchase of $25 or more, usable on May…Find out more »
Day 1: Typesetting Essentials Day 2: Printing Essentials Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course. 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2…Find out more »
In conjunction with Children’s Book Week, author Tonya Lippert joins us to read from her new picture book, Goodbye, School (Magination Press). Franny loves her school. She’s played, read, studied, and even napped here. But today it’s time to leave. As Franny prepares to move to a new school, she takes time to reminisce and cherish her old school. How can Franny say goodbye?Find out more »
The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: SPORTS. Featured Readers: Brittney Corrigan • Sharon Wood Wortman • Kris Demien Penelope Scambly Schott • Margaret Chula • Toni Partington Joshua Plack • Vivienne Popperl • Donna Prinzmetal Barbara A. Meier • Hanna Jane Weber • Joy McDowell Devon Balwit • Linda Neal Reising • Shawn Aveningo Sanders About the Book: Dive into this sports-themed collection and you’ll quickly become a fan, as our poets relive their glory days and share their love of the game. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a dedicated amateur, or an armchair quarterback, we invite you to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat—it’s…Find out more »
In Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies (Storey), expert herbalist Maria Noël Groves provides 23 garden plans specially tailored to address the most common health needs, along with simple recipes for using each group of herbs. Discover the three to six herbs that are most effective for what ails you, whether you’re seeking headache relief, immune support, stress relief, or a simple daily tonic.Find out more »
The Sideburns that Empowered Everyone shares the story of an unbreakable bond between Murph and her grandfather. After his unexpected passing, Murph is left to navigate her grief as she overcomes bullies, obstacles, and the everyday challenges of life. Just when it feels like everything is too much to handle, she is reminded of her grandfather and the lessons he taught her in a peculiar, hairy way. 50% of book proceeds are donated to the Dougy Center, who provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving death can share their experiences. 50% of book proceeds are donated to the Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center, who enriches the lives and hearts of individuals and their families through the healing…Find out more »
Wordlights is coming back to The Frog with regular poetry evenings on Saturdays presented by Nova PDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday May 4th, we'll have a feature from Rodney Wilder Jr. and a poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Rodney Wilder is a biracial nerd who bellows death-metal verse in Throne of Awful Splendor and writes poetry, with previous work appearing in places like FIYAH and FreezeRay, Poets Reading the News and Words Dance, as well as his newest, nerd-themed collection, Stiltzkin’s Quill. He likes nachos, analogizing things to Pokémon, and getting lost in Oregonian forests with his co-meanderer, Brittany—the Sapphire to his Ruby. Find him on Instagram at @thebardofhousewilder. *** Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. Each…Find out more »
Persian Pony Press is proud to announce the release of Kristin Berger's newest poetry collection, Refugia - a series of 24 lyrical poems of winter & snow, fire & water, poems that trespass page and time. The Bhaktishop is a yoga studio, and seating will mostly be on a cork floor with cushions (chairs available for those who need it), with shoes off. :) A reading with light refreshments and books to purchase. As a part of The Bhaktishop's Compassionate Resistance Campaign, donations will be collected for Adelante Mujeres, a Hillsboro non-profit that provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families, to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. http://www.adelantemujeres.org/ For reviews of Refugia, other readings and…Find out more »