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!

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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8:00 am

Online: Coffee at Your Kitchen Table with Willamette Writers

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us for coffee at your kitchen table with Willamette Writers Online! Warm up the coffeepot and get your cup — we’re ready for a coffee date with you online. Join us on Zoom for coffee and conversation. No reason — just connection. We will see you there! Details for joining online You can join us on your phone or on your computer. You do not need to have video, but it is helpful if you do. Log in a little early – sometimes it takes a second to load the online meeting on Zoom. You can click the link below on your computer or your smartphone to join. It will open an application: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96022329681?pwd=M3BLOFZVaUtMOHN4MXpmQWoyWnRZQT09 Meeting ID: 960 2232 9681 Password: 441310…

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL IPRC: Elementary Art Club

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Zoom meetup link here Sue Pezanoski Browne will be hosting Elementary Art Club meet-ups to lead young artists and writers through activities you can do at home. Sue has a list of fun projects listed at https://lafratneyart.blogspot.com and is asking students to tell us which projects they’d like to try together. Let us know in the comments of the FB event! Some supplies it’s good to have on hand: – old magazines – scissors – glue – plastic grocery bags – paper – pencils and pens for drawing – recycled cardboard boxes (cereal, crackers, etc.) – string/yarn – peeled crayons – watercolors If you’re in need of any supplies & in Portland, an IPRC staff member can deliver them to you! Email info@iprc.org.

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2:00 pm

CANCELED – Rob Schlegel reads at PSU

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
Free

Rob Schlegel Rob Schlegel’s third poetry collection, In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps (University of Iowa Press, 2019), was chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy for the Iowa Poetry Prize. He is also the author of The Lesser Fields (Center for Literary Publishing, 2009), selected by James Longenbach for the Colorado Prize for Poetry; and January Machine (Four Way Books, 2014), selected by Stephanie Burt for the Grub Street National Book Prize. With the poets Daniel Poppick and Rawaan Alkhatib, Schlegel co-edits The Catenary Press. Most recently, he has taught at Whitman College and Portland State University.

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