LitPDX seeks to amplify marginalized voices, and welcomes all, their ideas, their events, and their words.

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!

Calendar of Events

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The Break with Kaveh Akbar

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Hannah Sward in Conversation With Amy Dresner

2 events,

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Where We Come From: Writing Your Ethnoautobiography w/ Ella deCastro Baron, G. Ravyn Stanfield, and Anya Pearson—Begins September 27th

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Steven Hyden in Conversation With Chuck Klosterman

3 events,

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Deadline: Application Deadline for Director of Archives and Library Programs at IPRC

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Weekly Check-In: Getting the Work Done

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Trivia Night

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2 events,

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

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Fall Generative Lab w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Squad: September 30th-October 2nd

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October Virtual Collage Night

1 event,

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APPS DUE: SEP 18: Poets Studio 2022-2023 | Oct 3 – May 29

1 event,

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If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother: Preparing Nonfiction for Submission w/ Melissa Chadburn—begins October 4th

2 events,

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Speaking Beyond the Self in Poetry

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Trivia Night

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Coffee Talk #39

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PUBLISHING: Literary Agent Rayhané Sanders—Seminar + Consultations—Oct 7th-9th

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Poetry Reading and Open Mic

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APPS DUE: SEP 25: Fiction Studio: Novel Intensive | Oct 8 – Apr 15

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Cultivating a Sustainable Writing Practice

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Fall | Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Attention to Detail or “Of Thumbs” w Paige Thomas | Oct 11 – Nov 1 | In-Person

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Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts

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Trivia Night

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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2 events,

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BIPOC Writing Workshop: October

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Form As Listening: On the Spiritual & Ecological in the Sentence & Story — with Janice Lee October 15th

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Writing the Weird and Wonderful: Nonfiction

3 events,

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Leave the Door Open On The Way Out: Endings in Fiction

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Fall | The Why and How of Writing Your Life w Wayne Gregory | Oct 19 – Nov 16 | Online

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Trivia Night

4 events,

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Ecstatic Aesthetics w/ Amanda Montei — begins October 20th

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Daniel O’Malley in Conversation With Charlaine Harris

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October Poetry Practice Space

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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Ekphrastic Creative Writing Lab

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1 event,

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Fall | Prose Poetry II w Ruben Quesada | Oct 23 – Nov 20 | Online

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2 events,

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Delve Readers Seminar: Orhan Pamuk’s Nights of Plague: Fairy-tale, History, Allegory

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The Study and Practice of Autofiction

2 events,

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BIPOC Reading Series – October

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Trivia Night

2 events,

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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In-Store Poetry Reading: Riley Danvers, Xylophone Mykland, Ahuva S. Zaslavsky, Nastashia Minto

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1 event,

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Writing About Parenthood

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1 event,

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The Break with Kaveh Akbar

3 events,

TAP@PBF: Keep Swimming

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Poetry Through Divination

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Livestream Reading: Rachel King: Bratwurst Haven

2 events,

TAP@PBF: Oregon Symphony

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Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Zoom

4 events,

TAP@PBF: Motherhood Is Psychedelic

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Writing the Complicated Self

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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In-Store Reading: Rosanne Parry, Trudy Ludwig, Mark Fearing

4 events,

TAP@PBF: Cookbooks

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Creating Vibrant and Complex Characters

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Writing Into Big Questions

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Portland Book Festival: Friday Night Book Market

16 events,

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Opening Singalong!

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Storytime: Arab Arab All Year Long!

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Storytime: Too Early

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Long Live Short Stories: George Saunders & Jess Walter

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Reimagine Resistance: Harper Glenn & Justina Ireland

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National Anthems: Juhea Kim & Lidia Yuknavitch

8 events,

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PBF Cover to Cover: Write a Renga, Save the World

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PBF Cover to Cover: Voices Like Thunder: An afternoon of poetry with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

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November Collage Night

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Collage Night In-Person RSVP

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PBF Cover to Cover: Tin House Autumn Workshop Showcase

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PBF Cover to Cover: Lit-Mondo