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Portland Indie Book Fair

Honey Latte Cafe 1033 SE Main St, Portland, OR, United States

Best-selling authors. Portland publishers. The Portland Independent Book Fair features local indie presses selling their wide selection of books directly to the public. All sales go directly to the publishers. Get holiday shopping done and support independent authors and publishers at the same time! Know your local y’all. Participating Presses Include: Microcosm Publishing, University of Hell Press, Airlie Press, Octopus Books, Fonograf Editions, Buckman Publishing, First Matter Press, and more!


The Moth: Mainstage in Portland

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, United States

The Moth returns to Portland on Tuesday, December 13. This extraordinary performance sells out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live! Literary Arts and The Moth are bringing a new lineup of storytellers to Portland. Each Moth Mainstage show features five tellers who have developed their true stories with help from The Moth’s directors. This year’s lineup will be announced soon. Purchase your tickets today and look forward to an evening of storytelling! The Moth features true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers, and artists,…

$21 – $85

Emme Lund in Conversation with Stacy Brewster

Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR, United States

We are thrilled to be hosting Emme Lund for the launch of the paperback edition of her novel The Boy with a Bird in His Chest. Emme will be in conversation with Stacy Brewster, who is the author of the story collection What We Pick Up.


Delve Readers Seminar: Vanity Fair

Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR, United States

Vanity Fair (“A Novel without a Hero”), by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848), belongs on the same shelf with other towering novels of the Victorian age: Bleak House, Middlemarch, Jane Eyre, and The Way We Live Now. Its protagonist, Becky Sharp, is one of the most tantalizing, bewitching, infuriating, charming, scheming, and amoral characters in all of literature, and as we watch Becky negotiate poverty, war, marriage, and scandal, the reader constantly wonders: do I like her? Should I like her? Is she evil, or just practical? And what won’t she do to survive? In this five-week Delve, we will explore Thackeray’s brittle, cynical, and witty masterpiece of social manners, and see how the pressures of class, money, and Empire shape the lives of ordinary people…


Book Buddies

Ledding Library of Milwaukie 10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, United States

We'll read books nominated for the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award. Join us the 1st Thursday of the month, 4-4:45pm, October-April, in the Community Room. October 6, 2022 Welcome to Book Buddies! Meet your Book Buddies, make a craft and share your favorite book titles. November 3, 2022 The Powwow Dog by Joseph Bruchac December 1, 2022 Our Friend Hedgehog: the Story of Us by Lauren Castillo January 5, 2023 Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee February 2, 2023 Here Comes Lolo by Niki Daly March 2, 2023 Puppy Problems by Paige Braddock April 6, 2023 VOTING PARTY! Vote for your favorite book from this list and help choose the winner of the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award! To learn more about the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award, visit (link is external)


Kids’ Storytime

Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR, United States

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano. Buy the Book


Cultivating a Sustainable Writing Practice

Online N/A, Portland, OR, United States

Cultivating a Sustainable Writing Practice Instructor: Alissa Hattman This workshop is offered via Zoom PST Register here Class Meetings: 1 Saturday, Jan. 7th; 1-4pm $15 – $75 sliding scale *6 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized Our practice—how we labor as writers—is highly personal. When we create a writing habit, it helps to consider our individual creative processes, life priorities, writing goals, and all the ways that we get in the way of our own writing. How we labor is also bound up in cultural notions of productivity and success that can often kill the creative drive. It can be hard to consistently carve out time in order to cultivate the type of patient, inner stillness required to write, but it is possible. Necessary,…

$15 – $75

ORCA Bookgroup

Ledding Library of Milwaukie 10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, United States

We'll read books nominated for the Oregon Readers’ Choice Award, Upper Elementary Division. Join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Library's Conference Room. Ages 9-12. October 11, 2022 Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter November 8, 2022 The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas December 13, 2022 Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte January 10, 2023 Wondrous Rex by Patricia MacLachlan February 14, 2023 Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall AND The Next President by Kate Messner March 14, 2023 A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat April 11, 2023 Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson AND VOTING! Vote for your favorite book from this list to help choose the 2023 ORCA winner! To learn more about the Oregon Reader's Choice Award, visit


Six Month Short Story Intensive

Online N/A, Portland, OR, United States

This class is for experienced writers who are dedicated to starting the first draft of a story collection over the course of six months. Participants should have experience writing stories and familiarity with the elements of literary short fiction including scene, character, conflict, place, and revision. We will study individual stories by authors, read craft essays, and discuss several published collections and how the stories unite to form a book. Access Program We want our classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at…