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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!

Poetry hosted by Igor Brezhnev

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

We originally advertised this as a reading by Red O’Hare, but it turns out that Red will be out of town. Igor will bring us some great poetry regardless, someone or someones worth hearing from. Red is rescheduled for One Day.

Free

Notes and Motes: improvised jazz and surreal poetry

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Notes & Motes: The Vlatkovich Trio Plus One Michael Vlatkovich - trombone Chris Lee - percussion Shao Way Wu - Bass Casey Bush - poet

Free

Portland Lit Mic

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Literature open mic hosted by some lovely folks from PSU. You wrote it, you read it.

Free

Crossings | with Performance Works NorthWest & Buckmxn Journal

Performance Works NorthWest 4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR

Crossings is a multi-disciplinary production seeking discovery through collaboration. Three teams—each featuring a dancer, musician, and poet—will combine skills and insights to present a new brew of performance. The three collaborating organizations, Performance Works NorthWest, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Buckmxn Journal, place the creative impulse completely in the hands of the artists, intentionally selecting creators who are also adept performers. This is a grand confluence focused deliberately on collaboration—dancers Sophia Tweed Ahmad, Danielle Ross, and Akela Jaffi; musicians Michael Gamble, Machado Mijiga, and Cyrus Nabipoor; and poets Rich Perin, Emmi Greer, and Carolyn Supinka; don’t know each other but will dare to create together. We can’t tell you what these artists will do just yet, and we like it that way. But we do…

$5 – $35

Submission Deadline: Pile Press: Summer Reading Issue

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Pile Press is open for submissions from May 1st - June 12th, 2022! We accept poetry, short fiction, CNF, comics, photography, art, and more. We publish women, non-binary and gender fluid creatives. More submission guidelines and details can be found here: https://pilepress.com/home-2/submit/ See also their call on Instagram here!

Free

Wellspring Open Mic

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

John Carter hosts this very open mic. You’re welcome to share any of your talents from any field of art or other interest. Music and poetry, of course, but also comedy, magic, dance. You can give an art talk about a piece of visual art. You can read a chapter of your dissertation. Let’s share our creative endeavors so that we can all grow through shared inspiration. Starting in March, Wellspring will be on 2nd and 4th Sundays right after Community Art Day. Sign ups start at 6:00 or so.

Free

June Poetry Practice Space

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

Join us monthly on zoom, on the third Thursday of the month for prompts and sharing. Register here, and we’ll send the zoom link on the day of the event. Poetry Practice Space is a monthly gathering for poets and writers. Writing materials, readings and prompts for generative writing will be provided. Come share a space to talk about your writing practice, and current writing projects, bemoan rejections, celebrate acceptances, share writing resources— and write together! Consider Poetry Practice Space the calisthenics for your poetics. Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Free for members

Free

Brittney Corrigan and John Sibley Williams

Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR

An evening of poetry with Brittney Corrigan and John Sibley Williams Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Breaking, Navigation, 40 Weeks, and most recently, Daughters, a series of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture, published by Airlie Press. Solastalgia, a collection of poems exploring climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2023. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. John Sibley Williams is the author of Scale Model of a Country at Dawn (Cider Press Review Book Award,…

Free

Rose City Book & Paper Fair

DoubleTree Hotel 1000 NE Multonomah St, Portland, OR

Announcing the in-person return of the annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair! June 17-18, 2022 1000 NE Multnomah Portland, Oregon Friday 2-8 pm & Saturday 10 am-5 pm Admission $5 Booksellers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be bringing their best rare and collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, photographs and more. Click here for a list of our exhibitors. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for updates. Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite!

$5