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2021 Oregon Book Awards finalists announced

Brian David Johnson in Conversation With Cory Doctorow

Confronting Conspiracy Theories in the Classroom

Jonathan Meiburg in Conversation With Michael Azerrad

A Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, hosted by University of Portland

Capturing History – Students Write About COVID

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Live Online Lecture and Q & A with Saeed Jones

Vanessa O’Brien in Conversation With Phil Powers

Coffee Talk #21


The Path of Perseverance: Writing No Matter What

Treelines: A Generative Collaboration with the Sisters Yuknavitch

Inheritance Stories: Oral Histories of Food Culture with Lola Milholland


Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Mass Atrocities: Could it happen in the US?

Jenny Lawson in Conversation With Luvvie Ajayi Jones (Ticketed Virtual Event)

The Mystery Box Show: April

Books Around the Corner: Remote Writers Group

Education: Book & Film Circle, April 2021

One Page Wednesday – April

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Application Deadline: KBOO Artist in Residence

Reading of the Names

Write Around Portland: Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshop

Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay

Illuminated Manuscripts :: A decoration of story w/ Katie Collins-Guinn

Alumni Showcase Reading: Chelsea Bieker, Susan Leslie Moore, & Candace Opper

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Art of Personal Essay and Memoir w Lee Montgomery

Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Features for “Climate”

Contents Under Pressure: Using Constraints to Stretch Your Creativity


Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Introduction to Flash Nonfiction w Brian Benson

Amanda L. Tyler: 2021 Hatfield Lecture

Submission Deadline: Portland Review: TRANSIT / TRANSITION / TRANSLATION

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Prompts with Whitney Workshop w Whitney Otto

Michio Kaku

Livestream Event: Polly Campbell


The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

April BIPOC writer workshop

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Seeing the Story with Fresh Eyes: Revision Workshop w Thea Chacamaty

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Books Around the Corner: True Crime Book Club (Remote)

Patrick Radden Keefe in Conversation With Lydia Polgreen

Attic Institute: SPRING Online: So You Wanna Be a Writer Workshop w Wayne Gregory

Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

BIPOC Reading Series- April

Books Around the Corner: Virtual Indie Bookstore Day

Broadway Books: Independent Bookstore Day!

Word by Word: A Generative Webinar with T Kira Madden

Co-Dependencies: On Healing, Remembering, Breathing & Writing Trauma

Tender Table Recipe Swap


Jonny Sun in Conversation With Samantha Irby

Livestream Reading: Jacqueline Keeler

An Evening with Elaine Weiss


Reach Out and Read Oregon: Reading, Relationships, and Resiliency

Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2021

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