Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

We stand with Black Lives Matter and those protesting for equality and reform. 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.

Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order still largely remains in effect for Portland area businesses and gatherings (though other counties have some limitations lifted). See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is completely lifted for Multnomah county, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled.

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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Chamber Stories: Digital Concert of Music w/ Narratives

Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

Gregory Benford & Larry Niven

Eva Holland in Conversation With Ferris Jabr

Skylit: Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht, with Amy Stewart

Romance Book Club (Remote)

Historical Fiction Book Club (Remote)


Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin

Summer 2020 Delve Readers Seminar Online: Nigerian Voices: Chinua Achebe and Helon Habila

Summer 2020 Online: Starting The Story: Short Fiction workshop

Mario Livio in Conversation With Adam Frank

Julia Alvarez in Conversation With Samantha Mabry

Summer 2020 Online: Starting the Novel

Delve Readers Seminar Online: Milan Kundera

Nonfiction Book Club (Remote)

Portland Art Museum: Journal On!

Kids’ Storytime With Stephanie Campisi

Writing for Survival Webinar with Terese Marie Mailhot

SUMMER Online: Micro Memoir Workshop II w Matthew Dickman | July 12 – Aug 9 FULL — WAIT LIST ONLY

Jenara Nerenberg in Conversation With Maya Dusenbery

Craig Hill & Matt Wastradowski

Fantasy Book Club (Remote)

Reading is Resistance: July Book Club: Middle Reader

Carlos Fonseca in Conversation With Megan McDowell

Delve Readers Seminar Online: The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Metamorphosis

Reading is Resistance: July Book Club: YA

Matt Ruff in Conversation With Christopher Moore

Page Turner Book Club (Remote)

Summer 2020 Online: Science, Magic, and the Mundane: Speculative Worlds and How to Write Them

Zach St. George in Conversation With Robert Moor


Summer 2020: Mastering Revision

Congressman Eric Swalwell in Conversation With Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Young Mammals Zine Collaborative with Katie Guinn

Diane Zinna in Conversation With Natalie Jenner

Page to Screen Book Club (Remote)

Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park

Horror Book Club (Remote)

Heather Lende in Conversation With Jennifer Steinhauer


Kids’ Storytime with Skylaar Amann

Shayla Lawson & Emma Dabiri

True Crime Book Club (Remote)

Paul Tremblay in Conversation With Jeremy Robert Johnson

Young Adult Book Club (Remote)

Miriam Feldman in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch

Two Rivers Virtual Book Club July

John Perkins in Conversation With David Korten

Fiction Addiction Book Club (Remote)

Kate Greene in Conversation With Sian Proctor


SUMMER/FALL Online: The Life of a Story Workshop w Joanna Rose | Aug 1 – Oct 3

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