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Oregon Literary Fellowships Information Session

Online N/A, Portland

Questions about applying to this year’s Oregon Literary Fellowships? Join us at this information session! Drop-in anytime between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting here. Please contact Susan Moore ( or Jessica Meza-Torres ( if you have any questions.  


Matthew Dickman in Conversation With Chelsea Bieker

Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland

Guided by acclaimed poet Matthew Dickman’s signature “clarity and ability to engage” (David Kirby, New York Times), Husbandry (W. W. Norton) is a love song from a father to his children. Written after a separation and during overwhelming single-fatherhood in the early days of COVID-19 lockdowns, Husbandry refuses romantic notions of parenting and embraces all its mess, anguish, humor, fear, boredom, and warmth. Dickman composes these poems entirely in vivid couplets that animate the various domestic pairs of broken-up parents, two sons, love and grief. He explores the terrain of his children’s dreams and nightmares, the almost primal fears that spill into his own, and the residual impacts of his parents’ failures. Threading his anxieties with bright moments of beauty and gratitude, the volume delights…


Incite: Queer Writers Read – July

Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street, Portland

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, bimonthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine. This event will take place in-person at Literary Arts’ downtown center. Please review our Covid-19 guidelines.  The theme for July is “Catching Fire.”  Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman A Northwestern University journalism graduate, Nicky has been published in various media forms and outlets, including the Buckman Journal, Fertile Ground Festival and the Oregon Children’s Theatre. Her work focuses on life as an mixed Black queer artist navigating a system not made for her. Tashon Phoenix Born in Tucson, Arizona, Tashon is a Black Queer Non-Binary Transmasc Creative and Spoken Word Artist.…