Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.

Update 5: RACC has established an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to which you can apply and donate. They have also set up a page listing other relief resources.

Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.

Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!

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!

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WW Online: Sharpen Your Wit with Tiffany Pitts


Pomodoro: Writing Alone Together with Natalie Serber

Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2020

The Write Place: An Online Meeting for Productivity

Stay Home Stay Queer


Submission Deadline: Pathos Literary Magazine, Fall 2020 Issue

Virtual IPRC: Italic Scribe-in


Writers Group (Remote)

Online: One Page Wednesday May

The Write Place: An Online Meeting for Productivity

Variety Show on Zoooooom


VIRTUAL IPRC: Embracing What Is

Daily Write with Brian Benson


Submission Deadline: Literary Arts Booth Emergency Fund for Writers

Book Talk Book Club (Remote)

Incite Online: Queer Writers Read

Happy Hour with Tin House/ Craig Popelars

Variety Show on Zoooooom


Epistemologies Online Workshop w/ Leigh Hopkins – Starts May 16

Oregon Reads Aloud: A SMART Read-A-Thon

Compose Creative Writing Conference

Spring 2020: Filling the Well

On Becoming 1 / Lost and Found / Tolentino


Pomodoro: Writing Alone Together with Natalie Serber

Your Next Good Read? Let a teen tell you!

HOCUS Reading: The Tarot

Happy Hour with OSU

Webinar: The Antifascist Artist



Spring 2020 Online: May Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

Grief Rites May Monthly Reading Series

Creating a Movie in Your Reader’s Mind- C. Lill Ahrens

Two Rivers Book Club

Pomodoro: Writing Alone Together with Natalie Serber

Write Around Portland: Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Write Around Portland: Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Variety Show on Zoooooom

Marrow PDX: Mind and Mouth Open Mic

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