We will be listing and accepting events related to protests, rallies, or activism in response to the SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. You can also find similar events here: https://map.womensmarch.com and here: https://map.wewontgoback.com

We will continue to amplify marginalized voices, and welcome all, their ideas, their events, and their words. Our words here are not enough, but we wanted to say we support you and will continue to do so through our actions. Resources for support and relief funds can be found here and here.

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!

Passages Bookshop: MOVING SALE! — ONE WEEK ONLY!

Passages Bookshop 1801 NW Upshur, Suite 660, Portland, OR

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 50% OFF all books priced $25 or less 30% OFF all other books* Passages Bookshop is moving to a new location in NW Portland. Take advantage of great discounts to stock up on Christmas gifts, pick up those books you’ve been coveting, and help us lighten our load. Hundreds of new arrivals in every category are included: used books, rare books, bargain books, remainders. Sale prices for items on the website will appear by Monday morning. * Please note that a small number of consigned books will not be included in the sale.

Free

Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair

100 Southeast Alder Street, Portland,97214 100 Southeast Alder Street, Portland, OR

Booksellers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be bringing their best rare and collectible books and ephemera. Find a wide array of rare and collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, photographs and more. Interesting material in all fields at a variety of price points. The fair is happening just in time for the holiday season, so you will be sure to find gifts for all the booklovers on your list. VIP Preview - Friday evening, December 10 from 6-9 pm. Tickets $25 General Admission - Saturday, December 11 from 10 am-5 pm. Tickets $5 All staff and exhibitors at the book fair will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and will wear a mask at all times unless they are in one of the designated break…

Free

Submission Deadline: De-Canon + Fonograf Ed. Hybrid-Lit Anthology

Online N/A, Portland, OR

De-Canon resumes its mission of “de-canonizing” by teaming up with Fonograf Editions to publish an anthology of hybrid-literary works by women and nonbinary BIPOC writers. This anthology will explore multimodal forms of writing that navigate the restless intersections of writing, visual art, and other media, and that innovate in their contemplations – and complications – of language and form. Submissions are open from October 1st to December 15, 2021. What is hybridity? What does it mean, and why does it matter now, to pay heed to hybrid modes of writing and art, to confluences of aesthetic mediums, to processes that make visible the seams and in-between spaces of the realms we ‘make’ in? How does the hybrid form potentially re-define “writing”? And, what fuels a…

Free

Telltale Presents: You Won’t Get What You Want

Chapel Theatre 4107 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie, OR

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are keen on connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are in our fifth season now, which is wild. After a number of zoom shows, and then a number of outdoor summer shows.... we are officially back inside the Chapel Theatre, with an all vaccinated staff, vaccinated performers, and a vaccine card requirement at the door, as well as many assertive reminders about wearing your mask properly. We are just doing our best with what we have. At Telltale, you can expect about 8-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them--so…

Free – $10

December BIPOC Writers Workshop

Online N/A, Portland, OR

For BIPOC writers Searching for a space to create new work with fellow BIPOC writers? This two-hour workshop meets on Zoom. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to BIPOC writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Scholarships are available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information. Jacqueline Fitzgerald is a transformation coach, educator, and artist who centers healing, creativity, and embodied equity to cultivate collective belonging. After over a decade of experience as a teacher and facilitator in Portland area public schools, Jacque brings a trauma-informed, joyful, and loving approach to her values re-alignment work. Her writing has been published in The Oregonian, The Learning Network of…

$10

Submission Deadline: HOCUS Tarot Prompt Submissions

Online N/A, Portland, OR

If you've been following our social media @hocusreadings during November, you know that we've drawn a different Tarot card every morning and created a writing prompt based on that card. During the month of December, you're invited to REVISE the pieces you've written using these prompts and submit your favorite three to us for possible inclusion in a saddle-stitched volume we're thinking of as a high-class zine. If you haven't been following along, you still have time! Submissions aren't due until December 31st. Go to http://www.hocus.ink and click on "Submissions Open!"

Free

André Lewis Carter in Conversation With Kaylie Jones

Online N/A, Portland, OR

In André Lewis Carter’s debut novel, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Kaylie Jones Books), the Vietnam War is raging, the US Navy has only recently begun the process of integration, and the country is reeling from racial turmoil and unrest. So why does César, a street-tough kid of Afro-Cuban descent, enlist in the navy? He is on the run from a life of crime and from Mr. Mike, a charismatic, sociopathic gangster who was once a mentor but has now turned on him. Escaping into a navy wrestling with its history of racism and sexism, César soon sees the absurdity of certain prejudices that seem as old as the US Armed Forces. When he is deployed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, racial…

Free

Jessamine Chan in Conversation With Rachel Yoder

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. She can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter, does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough. Until Frida has a very bad day. The state has its eyes on mothers like Frida. The ones who check their phones, letting their children get injured on the playground; who let their children walk home alone. Because of one moment of poor judgment, a host of government officials will now determine if Frida is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a…

Free

Coffee Talk #30

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Come here these 5 wonderful people read their work around grief. Your Jan 6th self will thank you. Its a heart balm. Readings are about an hour and start at 7 PM Pacific on zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83156663544?pwd=dml2Ymd1eEhnNEVVQXhtOG44SzF3UT09 Meeting ID: 831 5666 3544 Passcode: 103969

Free

Let’s Get It On The Page: Writing Sex Scenes to Excite and Entice Your Readers

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Perhaps you snuck a peek at your grandma’s romance novels and giggled at the over-the-top metaphors. Maybe your writing group said you could use a sex scene but you’re mortified by putting it on the page. Maybe you write erotica and want to polish your craft. Sex can be one of the most exciting and emotionally resonant moments in a novel. It can also be cringe-worthy and awkward. Join author and sex-positivity advocate, Karelia Stetz-Waters, for a talk on writing fabulous sex scenes. This fun, unembarrassed look at sex scenes will cover plot and character elements as well as the physicality of sex on the page, Karelia will practical tips and tricks that any writer can use. All heat levels, sexual orientations, and gender identities…

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