Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions.

Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.

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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12:00 pm

Oregon Battle of the Books 25% Sale

June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

All titles of 2019-2020 OBOB will be 25% off all week. Did you know that if we don't have a title, OBOB or other, we can order for you in only a few days?! AND PREORDER! AND for no additional cost! Even if you will not be on a team and competing you still may enjoy these titles AND at a discounted price! FULL LIST BELOW. Happy Reading! 2019-2020 OBOB Book Titles 9th to 12th Grade Division Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Audacity by Melanie Crowder Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly Six of…

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2:00 pm

Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Independently published from 2009 to 2019, Original Plumbing grew from a Bay Area zine to a nationally acclaimed print quarterly dedicated to trans men. For nearly 10 years, the magazine was the premier resource focused on their experiences, celebrations, and imaginations, featuring writing on both playful and political topics like selfies, bathrooms, and safer sex; interviews with queer icons such as Janet Mock, Silas Howard, Margaret Cho, and Ian Harvie; and visual art, photography, and short fiction. In celebration of the magazine’s 10-year run, Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture (Amethyst Editions) compiles the best of all 20 issues. Original Plumbing founders Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos will present their essential collection. Mac and Kayiatos will be joined in conversation…

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5:30 pm

Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Raggedy Andey

June 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tiny’s Coffee – NE MLK Jr, 2031 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Free – $5

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Raggedy Andey! More about Raggedy Andey: Raggedy Andey is a poet and spoken-word artist born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. Her poetry ranges from feminist slam poetry to dark metaphorical prose to intense self-reflection which has always been the role of writing in her life. She is the Santa Cruz Legendary Collective’s Co-Slam Master and Grand Slam Champion of 2015 through 2018. Competing in the National Poetry Slam (2015) and Southwest Shoot Out (2018), in which she won the independent competition, as well as taking first place with the Legendary Team overall.…

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6:30 pm

KAREN KILGARIFF & GEORGIA HARDSTARK – Creators and Hosts of the Hit Podcast My Favorite Murder – SOLD OUT

June 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
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SOLD OUT

The phenomenon of the true crime comedy podcast, My Favorite Murder, and its massive community of self-proclaimed “Murderinos” has been meteoric. In their highly anticipated dual memoir, Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, creators and hosts of the hit podcast, open up about their lives more intimately than ever. In their confessionally honest and hilarious book, Kilgariff and Hardstark focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being “nice” or “helpful.” They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond, to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Kilgariff and Hardstark irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and…

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QTIPOC Draw Night

June 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

First Sundays of the month, 6:30-10pm ADA accessible, Free street parking available. Light snacks provided.

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7:30 pm

Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community

June 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for positive change. Whatever the stories are in your community that most need to be told, the best person to tell them is you. Whether you're writing for your local newspaper, producing a podcast or video series, or simply sharing what you see and learn every day on social media, the power of journalism is in your hands, as is the responsibility to use it ethically and wisely. In Street Journalist (Microcosm), longtime journalist Lisa Loving opens up the world of journalism, sharing her hard-won skills and knowledge to help expand your media literacy so that you can report on what matters most, hold powerful people…

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