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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Eva Holland in Conversation With Ferris Jabr


Mario Livio in Conversation With Adam Frank


Nonfiction Book Club (Remote)

Portland Art Museum: Journal On!

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


Zach St. George in Conversation With Robert Moor


Congressman Eric Swalwell in Conversation With Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici


Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park

Heather Lende in Conversation With Jennifer Steinhauer


Shayla Lawson & Emma Dabiri

True Crime Book Club (Remote)


Miriam Feldman in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch

Two Rivers Virtual Book Club July

John Perkins in Conversation With David Korten

Kate Greene in Conversation With Sian Proctor

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