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2021 Oregon Book Awards finalists announced

Brian David Johnson in Conversation With Cory Doctorow

Livestream Reading: Emmeline Duncan

Submission Deadline: #Virtualandia 2021

Homeschool Family Book Group: Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award

Confronting Conspiracy Theories in the Classroom

Jonathan Meiburg in Conversation With Michael Azerrad

A Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, hosted by University of Portland

Capturing History – Students Write About COVID

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Live Online Lecture and Q & A with Saeed Jones

Vanessa O’Brien in Conversation With Phil Powers

Romance Book Club (Remote)

Flash in the Pan Session Three

Powell’s Used Book Drive

The Path of Perseverance: Writing No Matter What

Treelines: A Generative Collaboration with the Sisters Yuknavitch

Let’s Make a Zine! A Riso Zine Making Class w/ Kate Bingaman-Burt

Inheritance Stories: Oral Histories of Food Culture with Lola Milholland

PSG: A Beautiful Girl, Her Prince (and that Step-mother!)


Drop-in Writing Workshops for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

Creative Semester: Poetry

April Open Mic feat. Catherine Weiss

Marking Making & Comics Appreciation

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Short Story Crash Course

Tech Support: A Zine Workshop & Peer Support Group for Phone Users

Mass Atrocities: Could it happen in the US?

Jenny Lawson in Conversation With Luvvie Ajayi Jones (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Generative Poetry Workshop: Four Temperaments w Ruben Quesada

VULNERABILITY IS MY SUPERPOWER live virtual event with Jackie Davis

The Mystery Box Show: April

A Reading with Allison Hutchcraft

Books Around the Corner: Remote Writers Group

Education: Book & Film Circle, April 2021

Willy Vlautin in Conversation With Chelsea Cain

One Page Wednesday – April

Reading of the Names

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Dawnie Walton in Conversation With Nadia Owusu

Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay

Books Around the Corner: Virtual Author Visit with Sarah Penner

Alumni Showcase Reading: Chelsea Bieker, Susan Leslie Moore, & Candace Opper

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

Comics Publishing

Jeff VanderMeer in Convo with Silvia Moreno-Garcia

PSG: Guild Monthly Story Swap – Free!

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Art of Personal Essay and Memoir w Lee Montgomery

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Story Building Workshop w Joanna Rose

The Poetry Box LIVE — April Edition

indigena x whitenoise: Almontaser / Abraham / Gabriel / Tbakhi / Worfeley

Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Features for “Climate”

Contents Under Pressure: Using Constraints to Stretch Your Creativity

Submission Deadline: 2021 Two Rivers Poetry Contest

Willy Vlautin, author of “The Night Always Comes,” with Maria Semple

Livestream Reading: Kim Stafford

Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation With Karen Russell

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Introduction to Flash Nonfiction w Brian Benson

Books Around the Corner: Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

Amanda L. Tyler: 2021 Hatfield Lecture

Submission Deadline: Portland Review: TRANSIT / TRANSITION / TRANSLATION

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Second Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge

Captions and Corpses: How to read an EC Comic

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Prompts with Whitney Workshop w Whitney Otto

Delve Readers Seminar: Five Contemporary Poets: Clifton, Harjo, Komunyaaka, and More

Michio Kaku

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: The Future: a Generative Fiction Workshop with Elinam Agbo

April Poetry Practice Space

PNCA MFA Reading: Ocean Vuong in conversation with Dao Strom

Livestream Event: Polly Campbell


Oregon Book Award Fiction Finalists at Springfield Public Library


The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

April BIPOC writer workshop

Talakayan at Kapehan: The Power of the Written Word

InDesign: Zine Layout

Kim Stafford and John Morrison, A Virtual Event

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Seeing the Story with Fresh Eyes: Revision Workshop w Thea Chacamaty

Cleanse: Art and Public Space with Paul Farber and Michelle Angela Ortiz

Paula McLain in Conversation With Sue Monk Kidd

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop w Ruben Quesada

Books Around the Corner: Science Fiction Book Club (Remote)

Livestream Reading: Levi Rogers

Books Around the Corner: True Crime Book Club (Remote)

Environmentally Sustainable Creative Practices: An Online Panel

Patrick Radden Keefe in Conversation With Lydia Polgreen

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: So You Wanna Be a Writer Workshop w Wayne Gregory

Books Around the Corner: Horror Book Club (Remote)

April Collage Challenge

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

Livestream Reading: John Brehm

BIPOC Reading Series- April

Books Around the Corner: Virtual Indie Bookstore Day

Broadway Books: Independent Bookstore Day!

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Monthly Poetry Gathering and Workshop w John Morrison

Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event

Word by Word: A Generative Webinar with T Kira Madden

Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma

Start Where You Are

Tender Table Recipe Swap

Poetry Workshop with Risa Mykland

Photoshop: Prepping Files for Print

Brittney Corrigan and Charles Seluzicki, A Virtual Event

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Jonny Sun in Conversation With Samantha Irby

Delve Readers Seminar: From Another Angle: Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Lila, and Jack

Livestream Reading: Jacqueline Keeler

An Evening with Elaine Weiss

Making Comics with Ebony Flowers

John Grisham in Conversation With J. T. Ellison (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Delve Readers Seminar: New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer

Lewis and Clark: Fiction Capstone Readings

Oregon Book Awards Finalists in Drama: Panel Discussion

Reach Out and Read Oregon: Reading, Relationships, and Resiliency


Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker, and Tommy Pico: White Magic

Michelle Zauner in Conversation With Ben Gibbard

Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2021

Looking Back to Look Forward: A Daily Writing Practice

Portland Storytellers’ Guild: ROAD – TESTED !!!

Oregon Book Awards Show: The Archive Project

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