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Margaret Renkl in Conversation With Mary Laura Philpott

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


BitchReads: Anita Hill in Conversation with Renee Bracey Sherman

Hunter Shobe & David Banis

Writing And/As the Mother with Amanda Montei

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

Thor Hanson

The Stacks Coffeehouse: October 2021 Writing Class

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

Portland Storytellers’ Guild: MORE THAN FOOD: Stories that Have Sustained Us Through the Pandemic

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

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)

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

Oracles and Creativity: Designing Your Own Symbolic System

One Page Wednesday: October

Daylight Book Club

Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Everyone’s a Critic

Bookmark 2021

Livestream Reading: Sarah Foster: STEM Like a Girl

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

Sallie Tisdale

Wilsonville Public Library: Teen Event (online)

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

Writing Characters Who Take Up Space

Susan Orlean in Conversation With Meg Wolitzer

Story Time for Grownups – You Might As Well Laugh

Steel Yourself Before You Reveal Yourself

Inquiry as Narrative w/ Lilly Dancyger

Archiving Ancestors, Collective Grief, and the Illusion of Time

Article Club (online)

Pitch Roulette

Band of Submitting Writers & Artists

Consider This with Mitchell S. Jackson

Cecily Wong in Conversation With Liz Crain

WRITING & THE BODY w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and Jen Pastiloff

Telltale Presents: Don’t Be Afraid

Livestream Event: Belonging – Middle Grade Author Panel

2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Daniel James Brown


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

October BIPOC Writers Workshop

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

Joshua Jay in Conversation With Joe Posnanski

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


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

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

Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Chris Hedges in Conversation With Boris Franklin

The Lyric Essay Intensive: Braiding the World

Middle School Social Justice Online Book Group

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop


Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Storytelling 101

The Trauma-Informed Creative Writing Classroom

Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Guild EXTRA Show

Submission Deadline: Tin House 2022 Winter Workshop

Pre-Show Author Talk & Book Signing with Emilly Prado

Premise Course: How do illness and pain define the human experience? Zadie Smith’s Intimations and Susan Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor

An Evening with Yamiche Alcindor

Alyssa Milano in Conversation With Charlotte Clymer / Ticketed Event

Oregon Jewish Voices 2021

Pamela Paul in Conversation With Ayad Akhtar

Memoir Infusion

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

Livestream Reading: Sallie Weissinger


Submission Deadline: Global Grasshopper: Portland Travel Blogger Competition

Submission Deadline: Ooligan Press: YA, Fiction, Nonfiction

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