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 5, 2019
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Salt & Straw is the ice cream brainchild of two cousins, Tyler and Kim Malek, who had a vision but no recipes. But that’s what made them great. In Salt and Straw Ice Cream Cookbook (Clarkson Potter), Tyler Malek reveals what they’ve learned, how to tap your own creativity, and how to invent flavors of your own. Malek will be joined in conversation by Karen Brooks, food critic for Portland Monthly.Find out more »
Organized by Portland poet A. Molotkov, The Voice of Empathy is a poetry series that showcases writers whose work investigates the human capacity for compassion and generosity and invites the reader/listener to care deeply for others and the world. Each reading will be followed by a Q&A. May 5 John Sibley Williams Paulann Petersen Limited seating, please arrive early for a guaranteed seat. The Voice of Empathy is a poetry series that showcases writers whose work investigates the human capacity for compassion and generosity and invites the reader/listener to care deeply for others and the world. This description is for the poets’ reference only and does not presume to impose any constraints on the work selected for presentation. There is room for 37-39 poetry lovers.…Find out more »
Alright folk's time to pick up a copy of The Poisoner's Handbook from your local book store, or download your audiobook. Let's dive into the early age of forensic medicine together and learn about some twisted murders by poison. *Cough *Cough, we all know we are talking about lady killers. Jk, I don't know, but let's find out together. Books Around the Corner has graciously offered to host us in their cozy space. If you don't already have the book, feel free to drop by and pick it up, or you can even order it and have it shipped direct to your house for just 3 bucks! Looking forward to this read and meeting more local murderinos! SSGDM ya'll.Find out more »
3D mastermind, Christian LeBlanc has taken Pat Moriarity’s powerful crazy art and turned it into a brain-bending, eye-shattering experience – DEEP ARTWORK. Join Moriarity on Sunday May 5th to celebrate the release of this giant-sized 3D art zine. 32 pages measuring 12 x 9.5 inches. Iggy Pop’s butt has never stuck out farther. Between Pat Moriarity’s art and Christian LeBlanc’s 3D work, all the different colored pages, and the large magazine size with rounded corners, this book is a circus of visual delights. Printed on glossy 120g paper with 300g cardstock covers. A unique limited edition that is sure to sell out. Each book comes with a free pair of 3D glasses. Local band Personal Days will kick off the party with an acoustic set.…Find out more »
In his powerful and universally lauded memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon “provocatively meditates on his trauma growing up as a black man, and in turn crafts an essential polemic against American moral rot” (Entertainment Weekly). Heavy (Scribner) is a “gorgeous, gutting…generous” (The New York Times) memoir that combines personal stories with piercing intellect to reflect both on the strife of American society and on Laymon’s experiences with abuse.Find out more »