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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Gregory Benford & Larry Niven

Eva Holland in Conversation With Ferris Jabr

WITS End of Year Reading

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

Slamlandia Digital Open Mic

Variety Show on Zoooooom

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Monday 7/6, Last Stand LIVE Open Mic on GetVokl, 8-10 PM

Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin

Mario Livio in Conversation With Adam Frank

Julia Alvarez in Conversation With Samantha Mabry

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic on Zoom Featuring Joan Renee Boswell

Variety Show on Zoooooom

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Kids’ Storytime With Stephanie Campisi

Is Time Real?: A Zine Share

Moving with Every 1st reading

Jenara Nerenberg in Conversation With Maya Dusenbery

Craig Hill & Matt Wastradowski

Carlos Fonseca in Conversation With Megan McDowell

Incite: Queer Writers Read

Matt Ruff in Conversation With Christopher Moore

Zach St. George in Conversation With Robert Moor

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Congressman Eric Swalwell in Conversation With Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Diane Zinna in Conversation With Natalie Jenner

Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park

Heather Lende in Conversation With Jennifer Steinhauer

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Kids’ Storytime with Skylaar Amann

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Shayla Lawson & Emma Dabiri

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Paul Tremblay in Conversation With Jeremy Robert Johnson

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Miriam Feldman in Conversation With Lidia Yuknavitch

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

John Perkins in Conversation With David Korten

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

Kate Greene in Conversation With Sian Proctor

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

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