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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Portland Zine Symposium

July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 511 Northwest Broadway St
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

More details about the festival will be announced as we get closer to PZS! PZS is FREE, ALL AGES, ADA ACCESSIBLE and KID FRIENDLY. Exhibitor list and programming schedule will be released in June 2019. Facilitators of Panels and Workshops will be paid this year, thanks to a Multnomah County Cultural Coalition grant, funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. Apply to lead programming by May 31st, the application is here.   ::::THANK YOU to our Sponsors:::: >>Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, founded by Oregon Cultural Trust >> PNCA Library >> PNCA Office of Diversity and Inclusion >> Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at PNCA >> Collins Foundation The 19th Annual Portland Zine Symposium will be held at PNCA on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July…

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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$150 – $250

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…

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8:00 am

Submission Deadline: Loose Cornrows

July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Internet, 001 SE Cyberspace Lane
Portland, OR 97201
Free

Jasmin Oya is building a literary and visual arts zine called Loose Cornrows. Jasmin is accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, prose, and creative essays from afro-diasporic makers and writers. Submissions are open until July 21st and materials can be sent to loosecornrows@gmail.com with your piece title + genre in the subject line, name & pronouns in the body email. Submit and/or spread the word!

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11:30 am

Longreads Club: Behind the Lines: Part Two

July 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/behind-the-lines-syria-part-two/ This blockbuster investigation from Mother Jones on the United States' involvement in Syria was released in two parts, each of which takes about an hour to read. We're going to continue our discussion from July 6th and read the second part part for this meeting. Join the Longreads Club where we explore a long-form article focused on global topics. No membership or registration required. Just read the article, show up, and join the discussion!

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2:00 pm

For Colored Folks

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ruby Receptionists, 805 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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Free

WHAT IT IS: A book club geared to cultivating joy and empowerment for people of color. The book lists will include non-fiction written by POCs and some fiction as well. Donations are not required to attend, but if you'd like to donate to contribute to snacks and beverages that we bring feel free to Cash app me at $BriaunaMcKizzie or venmo me at brigirl ABOUT THE SPACE: The meetings will be held at my job, Ruby Receptionists, which is located on the 9th floor of the Fox Tower. Free parking on the street after 7:00 PM. It's also located like 5-7 minutes from the max. Carpooling would be great, too. I live on the west side and would be happy to have other West siders…

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7:00 pm

ROAR: FAMILY

July 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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$15

Details TBA.

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