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 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!

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9:00 am

Landscapes as Characters with Kerstin La Cross

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lower Macleay Park, NW 30th Avenue and NW Upshur Street
Portland, OR
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Ever turn a comic page and feel immediately immersed in a nature scene? Feel the breeze in your hair and the sunlight on your skin? Join Adventure Cartoonist Kerstin A. La Cross in their natural element to learn the basics of landscape composition, values, and watercolor; and how best to use them in your comics! Kerstin A. La Cross is a level 30 Adventure Cartoonist and illustrator based in Portland. While not galavanting in the mountains, they make comics about hiking, wilderness safety, and mental health. Their current project is ‘BASHers’, a memoir webcomic chronicling their first long-distance backpacking trip, where they hiked 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail and learned the difference between strength and stubbornness, and what it’s like to have your…

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10:00 am

Intro to Risograph Printing

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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$100 – $200

Intro to Risograph Printing In this 4-hour introductory course, participants will learn the basics of risograph (riso) printing and will leave with an understanding of how to use this print technology to create zines, fliers, posters, or other printed matter. While this technology is not new, riso printing has recently become one of the most exciting developments in independent printing and publishing because of its cost-effectiveness for print runs between 25 and 1,000. Workshop participants will learn how to best maximize the many quirks of riso printing to achieve striking results. Participants are also encouraged to bring files of artwork that they’d like to print (files should be 100% grayscale, letter or tabloid size). For more information on riso printing and the modern riso resurgence,…

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1:00 pm

Signs, Seals and Sigils: The Occult Science of Magic Script

July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Daedalus Books, 2074 NW Flanders St
Portland, OR 97209
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Free – $25

William Kiesel of Ouroboros Press Sigillic scripts are common in the grimoires and manuals of magic. Learn about magical alphabets, asemic writing and the diverse symbols, signs & signets of practical occultism. What is the difference between a sigil and a seal? How are they constructed and used? Join us and find out! In this class Kiesel will discuss the techniques of sigil construction as found in the texts of the traditional grimoires, magic squares, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as well as Austin Osman Spare and other contemporaries. William Kiesel has been a practitioner of Hermetic Qabalah for three decades and is known for his ability to clearly express the abstract ideas found in esoteric traditions. He is the publishing director at…

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2:00 pm

Free Writing Seminar Hosted by Local Author Caroline Miller

July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Bert P. Krages is an intellectual property attorney, Discusses Laws Related to Writers Bert P. Krages is an intellectual property attorney, and author of two books: Legal Handbook for Photographers and The Photography Exercise Book. He will discuss the nuts and bolts of the law a writer should know, including copyright, royalties and key provisions of a publishing contract. PLEASE REGISTER by email at least a day prior to the event. (carolinemiller11@yahoo.com) Limited seating.

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5:30 pm

Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

July 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocking Frog Cafe, 2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday July 27th, we'll have a feature from Sam Preminger, two mini features from Morgan Paige & Donovan James, and a short set poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Sam Preminger Sam Preminger is a non-binary, Jewish poet based out of Portland, OR. They serve as the Managing Editor of Nailed Magazine and hold an MFA from Pacific University. You can find more about Sam at sampreminger.com. ~ MINI-FEATURE: Morgan Paige Morgan Paige is a creator, morbid optimist, business owner and cannabis lover residing in Vancouver, WA. Her poetic cadence is not her own. Rather, an expression of the ever unfolding spiral of nature manifesting itself through her selection of…

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6:00 pm

Harry Potter Happy Hour

July 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Before we have our all ages party on Harry's actual birthday we thought we'd kick off his celebration with some magical libations. While supplies last!

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