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Margaret Renkl in Conversation With Mary Laura Philpott

Premise Course: What is heroism? Do we all have it within us? Sophocles’ Ajax

Sandra Cisneros: Presented with Wisconsin Book Festival

Delve Readers Seminar: Hilary Mantel: Beyond the Booker

John Mark Comer in Conversation With Tyler Staton

Premise Course: Do we shape our world or does it shape us? Arendt’s The Human Condition

Jess Walter in Conversation With Amor Towles

Writing the Tarot: Creative Writing Workshop

Annual Family Breakfast: Broadcast Edition

BitchReads: Anita Hill in Conversation with Renee Bracey Sherman

Hunter Shobe & David Banis

Reading: Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene

Slamlandia Digital Open Mic ft. Angelique Palmer

Grab & Go Book Clubs

Writing And/As the Mother with Amanda Montei

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Writing Care, with Brian Trapp

Tween Graphic Novel Book Group

Thor Hanson

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Turning Words into Magic, with Keeonna Harris

Writing Beyond Stereotypes of Disability

Eno/Ono: Jumping into Risk through Cross-Genre Explorations w/ Alex Behr

Savage Love From A to Z

New Moon Collage Circle

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: You Can Do Anything With Words and Images, with Courtney Cook

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Turning Words into Magic, with Keeonna Harris

Miriam Toews in Conversation With Laura van den Berg

The Moth: StorySLAM: Legends

Ben Hodgson & Laura Moulton in Conversation With Omar El Akkad

Drop-in Writing Workshop for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

Cookbook Club (Remote)

Livestream Reading: Deborah Hopkinson with Rosanne Parry

Eminent Oregonians: Abigail Scott Duniway, Richard Neuberger, Jesse Applegate

Submission Deadline: Make|Learn|Build Grants – Round 3

Wilsonville Library: PROFILES (online): Halloween’s Haunted History

Books Around the Corner: Virtual Writers Group

Caitlin Starling in Conversation With Wendy N. Wagner

Oracles and Creativity: Designing Your Own Symbolic System

Daylight Book Club

Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Everyone’s a Critic

Bookmark 2021

Livestream Reading: Sarah Foster: STEM Like a Girl

Multiplicity — A 4-Week Generative Writing Lab w/ Daniel Elder

Virtual Risograph Basics!

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Land Beyond Map, with Laura Da’

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Story Swap

Risograph Basics @ Outlet!

Delve Readers Seminar: 9/11 Literatures and the Global War on Terror: 20th Anniversary

My Bizarre Writing Career with Phillip M. Margolin

Writing Characters Who Take Up Space

Bookarts: Accordion Books

Collage Explorations Workshop, with Peggy Pfenninger

Susan Orlean in Conversation With Meg Wolitzer

Scary Stories with Wendy N. Wagner at Willamette Writers

Story Time for Grownups – You Might As Well Laugh

Steel Yourself Before You Reveal Yourself

Author Talk: Good Morning, Midnight with PSU alumna Lily Brooks-Dalton

Inquiry as Narrative w/ Lilly Dancyger

Jonathan Franzen in Conversation With Maria Semple / Ticketed Event

Archiving Ancestors, Collective Grief, and the Illusion of Time

Article Club (online)

Pitch Roulette

Band of Submitting Writers & Artists

Terry Brooks in Conversation With Sarah Beth Durst

Consider This with Mitchell S. Jackson

Cecily Wong in Conversation With Liz Crain

Killer Book Club (REMOTE)

WRITING & THE BODY w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and Jen Pastiloff

Telltale Presents: Don’t Be Afraid

Livestream Event: Belonging – Middle Grade Author Panel

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Speaking With / Speaking to, with Raymond Antrobus

Beautiful, Flawed, and Troubled: Creating Memorable Characters with Carter Sickels

Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: Story Energy with Joanna Rose

Wilsonville Library: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days (online)

October BIPOC Writers Workshop

Bookarts: Pamphlet Stitch & Cover Variations

Cusp :: The Vibrant Space Between Fiction and Nonfiction :: A Webgasm

Cirro-numinous Salon: The Lens

Joshua Jay in Conversation With Joe Posnanski

Livestream Reading: Teresa K. Miller and Amanda Moore

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter Virtual Discussion

Sallie Tisdale in Conversation With Bernard Cooper

Premise Course: Do we have the ability to make ourselves free? de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity & Kafka’s The Metamorphosis

Science Fiction Book Club (REMOTE)


Dr. Jane Goodall in Conversation With Dr. Evan Antin / Ticketed Event

Kia Corthron in Conversation With Robin D. G. Kelley

Pre-Show Discussion: Emily Rapp Black in Conversation with Vanessa Severo

Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Michele Glazer and Janice Lee Reading

Chris Hedges in Conversation With Boris Franklin

The Lyric Essay Intensive: Braiding the World

October Poetry Practice Space

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop


Poetry Reading with Gabby Hancher, Dan Wiencek and Jessica E. Pierce

Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: Writing the Autobiographical Novel Workshop w Karen Karbo

Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Storytelling 101

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Seeding a Speculative World, with Dominica Phetteplace

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Character in Scene, with Kim Fu

The Trauma-Informed Creative Writing Classroom

Submission Deadline: Tin House 2022 Winter Workshop

2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Character in Scene, with Kim Fu

Pre-Show Author Talk & Book Signing with Emilly Prado

Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: The Poet’s Apron: A Poetry Exploration on Food & Drink w Matthew Dickman

Post-Show Interview with Vanessa Severo

SPOOKY PANEL with Seaerra Miller & Sophie Escabasse

Delve Readers Seminar: Herman Melville: Great Shorter Works

An Evening with Yamiche Alcindor

Alyssa Milano in Conversation With Charlotte Clymer / Ticketed Event

Foul Play Nordic Style: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Oregon Jewish Voices 2021

Six-Month Short Story Intensive: Starting the Collection

Pamela Paul in Conversation With Ayad Akhtar

Memoir Infusion

Delve Readers Seminar: Homer, The Odyssey

Pre-Show Music: DJ Mami Miami

What is White Peoples Work? A Discussion w/ Jay Klusky, PhD.

Uli Beutter Cohen in Conversation With Simmone Taitt & Daniel Vosovic

Attic Institute: FALL Online Campus: The Why and How of Writing Your Life: A Creative Non-Fiction Workshop w Wayne Gregory

Wilsonville Library: Book Club (online)

Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

Gobshite Quarterly 2021 Launch/ with Michael Shay’s The Words I Own


Submission Deadline: Global Grasshopper: Portland Travel Blogger Competition

Submission Deadline: Ooligan Press: YA, Fiction, Nonfiction

Submission Deadline: Portland Review

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