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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

Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD in Conversation With Arianna Davis (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Kristin Hersh in Conversation With John Doe

Books Around the Corner: Remote Writers Group

Suzanne Simard in Conversation With Aaron Scott

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Feminist book circle: The Revolution Question

OREGON ONLINE: End of Play.™ Pens Down Celebration

Wordplay Festival: West x Midwest Present Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Cheryl Strayed

Larissa Pham in Conversation With Mary H.K. Choi

Rooted with Mindy Nettiffe: A Four Week Poetry Workshop

Coffee Talk #22

Wordplay Festival: Intercontinental Series featuring Helen Oyeyemi

The Strange Case of Nick M.

First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Zoom

Mary Jo Bang, Joshua Beckman, and Zachary Schomburg

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

Quarantine Book Club: ‘Mrs. Dalloway’

The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Afternoon Edition

Book Launch: “Don’t Be Sad When I’m Gone” by Beatriz Dujovne

Beginnings and Before Beginnings – A Study of Novel Form and Style w/ Omar El-Akkad

The State of the Arts in COVID Times

Whitney Otto, Art for the Ladylike

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Gregory Gourdet in Conversation With Michelle Tam

Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series: Jon Meacham

Article Club

Writing Breakage: The Collage Essay

The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Anis Mojgani Poetry Reading

Feminist book circle: The Revolution Question

Incite: Queer Writers Read

Joseph Fink & Meg Bashwiner in Conversation With Symphony Sanders

Airlie Press May Mixer Reading & Fundraiser

Five Oaks Museum Showcase

No Shelf Control Book Club (Remote)

Massy Arts presents Callum Angus, Hazel Jane Plante, and Corinne Manning

I Am My Story: Voices of Hope

Stacey Abrams in Conversation With Katie Couric (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Short Fiction Writers Share Their Work

Livestream Reading: Mary Keliikoa & Angela M. Sanders

Portland Storytellers’ Guild Monthly Story Swap – Free!

Craft Conversations: Place: Setting Down Roots

Attic Institute: APPS DUE: May 16: Atheneum Master Writing Program for 2021-2022

May BIPOC Writer Workshop

Creative Semester: Poetry

Bodecker Foundation Workshops for High School Students – Summer Registration Opens

InDesign: Zine Layout

Talking Back: Writing in Conversation with Other Texts

Delve Readers Seminar: Moby-Dick

Suyi Davies Okungbowa in Conversation With S. A. Chakraborty

Connect in Place: Art as Activism: Changing the World through Creative Expression

Windfall Reading: Susan Leslie Moore and Judith Montgomery

Science Fiction Book Club (Remote)

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi (RESCHEDULED)

Grant Submission Deadline: Make | Learn | Build – Round Two

A Conversation with Author Sarah Federman

David F Walker

“From South Street to Not Doctor Street: Historicism and the African American Novel” with Kenneth Warren

Claire Fuller in Conversation With Ron Rash

May Poetry Practice Space

Virtual Event: Living in Global Community, A Conversation with Katherina Audley & Lucas Spiegel


Telltale Presents: _______ Will Save Us


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

Queer Bodies/Queer Forms: Leaving Behind the Retrograde w/ Cooper Lee Bombardier

Application Deadline: Tin House Fall Residency: YA

Bookarts: Pamphlet Stitch & Cover Variations

‘The Day I Woke Up Different’ Author Reading and Discussion

Photoshop: Prepping Files for Print

Alex McElroy in conversation with Chelsea Bieker, Genevieve Hudson, and Kimberly King Parsons

The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

Jonathan Taplin in Conversation With Robbie Robertson

Delve Readers Seminar: The Madwoman in the Attic and the Monstrous Feminine

Oregon Historical Society: Rethinking American Grand Strategy

Daniel Barbarisi in Conversation With Jason Gay

MY BEGGING CHART virtual event with Keiler Roberts

From Concept to Object: The Zine as a Creative Conduit

Horror Book Club (Remote)

Teen Event online

Cirro-numinous Presents: CIRRO-NUMINOUS SALON: THE MASK


Show:Tell Middle Grades Print Camp

Open Hours Printing!

Bethany C. Morrow in Conversation With L. L. McKinney

SPRING Online: Craft of Memoir w Brian Benson FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY

Table Reading: THE PLAY ABOUT THE BOYS – by Christopher Lord

Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

Remote Writers Group

Education: Book & Film Circle, May 2021

One Page Wednesday: June

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

HOCUS: Submissions Open!

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Benjamin Percy in Conversation With Victor LaValle

Coffee Talk #23

Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

HOCUS: Submissions Open!

First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Zoom

Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

HOCUS: Submissions Open!

This House of Mine Zine

Craft Conversations: Character

Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play

Books With Pictures Five-Year Anniversary Celebration & Sale!

HOCUS: Submissions Open!

When We Were Poets — with Brigid Yuknavitch—begins

Drop-in Writing Workshops for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

Bookarts: Stab Stitch & Variations

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