We will be listing and accepting events related to protests, rallies, or activism in response to the SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. You can also find similar events here: https://map.womensmarch.com and here: https://map.wewontgoback.com

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. Resources for support and relief funds can be found here and here.

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!

Floating World Comics: Soft Opening Party

Floating World Comics 1223 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

New location! At Lloyd Center! For the past 16 years, I’ve been proud to call Old Town Chinatown home to Floating World Comics. My connection to the art and comics scene in Portland started here. Everything has been connected to this neighborhood: the First Thursday art shows, the Goldsmith Art Blocks, animation fests and book release parties, being a destination spot for locals and travelers alike. It has been a privilege to identify as a Chinese-American business owner with a shop in Chinatown. My wedding was a few blocks away at the Lan Su Chinese Garden and my daughter grew up running around the shop. We’re still here, which after the past two years is something that I’m happy to be able to say. I’m…

Free

PSU Lit Mic

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR
Free

Summer | Write from Life w David Biespiel | Aug 20-21 | In-Person + Online (2 SPOTS OPEN FOR IN PERSON; OTHERS ON ZOOM)

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Praise for Writing from Life: "I left the weekend with an agenda and a plan and realistic expectations." ~ Pat Brim-Williams This popular tune-up workshop will be run twice this summer, in July and August. It's the kind of study every writer needs, an opportunity to write from studying your own portrait and then seeing what subjects that leads you to. The supportive approach emphasizes observation as the route to achieve new material, new possibilities, and new pieces, whether you are writing fiction, memoir, or poems. The approach teaches you new skills that you can use for all your future writing, as well as how to transfer your observations into clear notes, jottings, studies, and pieces of new writing. This method of writing is one of the foundational skill sets that all writers should…

$215 – $244

Black Poets Society: Sisters & Soulfood

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Blackness, whiteness and otherness: words, when strung together, that may cause discomfort and awkwardness. Join us in that discomfort this August as we meditate on the voice of the Black Woman. The poetry and the spoken word African-American Women will guide us in dialogue to hear from our community differently, to know one another differently, to see reconciliation differently. Format: Black Poets Society is a two session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black Women. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each part is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. You should come to these events if…

Free

Patio Book Release Party: Intestinal Fortitude

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Rose City Book Pub is thrilled to host the book release party for Intestinal Fortitude by Earl Llewellyn Goldmann! Join us on the patio for light refreshments and a great time! Part autobiographical and part expose, INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, weaves Earl’s battles with injury, abuse, depression, and recovery even as he succeeds as a basketball standout, teacher, coach, father and friend. In his compassionate and moving memoir, Earl’s stories flow into our hearts and souls. We experience his unflinching optimism. Earl proves that a strong man with resilience and gratitude can find himself and be a beacon of hope for all of us.

Free

Jennifer Robin

Mother Foucault's Bookshop 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR
Free

Black Poets Society: Sisters & Soulfood

Imago Dei Community Loft 1302 Southeast Ankeny Street, Portland, OR

Blackness, whiteness and otherness: words, when strung together, that may cause discomfort and awkwardness. Join us in that discomfort this August as we meditate on the voice of the Black Woman. The poetry and the spoken word African-American Women will guide us in dialogue to hear from our community differently, to know one another differently, to see reconciliation differently. Format: Black Poets Society is a two session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black Women. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each part is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. You should come to these events if…

Free

In-Store Reading: Lara Messersmith-Glavin: Spirit Things

Annie Bloom's Books 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author Lara Messersmith-Glavin for an in-store reading from her essay collection, Spirit Things. This in-store reading is first come, first served. Please be mindful of any store health policies that might be in effect on the night of the reading. Signed and personalized copies are available for pre-order! Please, please, please include the name for personalization in the order notes; all orders without a name specified in the order notes will be signed only. About Spirit Things: A collection of essays that evoke an adventurous spirit and the craving for myth, Spirit Things examines the hidden meanings of objects found on a fishing boat, as seen through the eyes of a child. Author Lara Messersmith-Glavin blends memoir, mythology, and science as…

Free

Summer Series: Practical Origami

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Register here Instructor: Yuki Martin This workshop will be taking place via Zoom, PST Capacity: 25 Sliding scale $5-30 5 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized Tuesday, 8/16 Part 1; 6:30 – 8pm Tuesday 8/23rd Part 2; 6:30 – 8pm Join Yuki Martin for an origami workshop focusing on origami made with materials that can easily be sourced from home including standard sized copy paper.  For this virtual origami workshop series participants will simply need letter size (8.5″x11″) copy/printer paper and a cutting tool. Featured models including but are not limited to a photo stand, lamp shade, collapsible box, basket, and more. No origami experience necessary.This is a two-part workshop, with the first workshop geared towards beginners, and the second workshop designed to build on the skills in the…

$5 – $30

Delve Readers Seminar: “First – Poets – Then the Sun”: Emily Dickinson’s Craft, Life, and Legacy

Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR

Emily Dickinson has achieved the rarest of distinctions for a nineteenth-century poet (and a female one at that): lasting, evolving fame. Having escaped the confines of academic study and school syllabi, Dickinson has become a popular figure beloved by a wide and varied readership and the subject of films, television programs, and fan clubs. She is acknowledged not only as an important American poet, but as one of the greatest poets of any time and place. Dickinson understands the power and the magic of words and knows how to breathe life into metaphor. Her writing is associative and allusive, frequently enigmatic or ambiguous, and always peculiarly original. Poetry was for her not just a craft or a vocation (though it was certainly both of these),…

$340