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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8:00 am

Portland Art Museum: Journal On!

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time. What’s it like being you right now? How has your life been changed? How will you look back on this moment? We want to hear from you! The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and Create More, Fear Less are assembling one enduring art journal, made up of many, to capture our shared story of this unique moment in history. How to participate Respond to our prompts below or follow along on Instagram @journal_on_everyone. Then, upload an image of your work to the gallery. Share your drawings, words, or photos. Use any creative expression you want. If you’re a musician, dancer, or other kind of artist that doesn’t fit on a page, we’d love…

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10:00 am

VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$15 – $100

Welcome to our Risograph Basics course: a printing, collage, experimentation, and mark making extravaganza! Get to know Outlet and our RISO sisters (Barbara, Janet, Corita, and Tina) and learn the basics of this fun and unique print method with Kate Bingaman-Burt! IMPORTANT: Due to social distancing this class will be taught virtually via Zoom—more info on that below! About the Workshop: Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Join us to learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this…

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11:00 am

Kids’ Storytime With Stephanie Campisi

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Today, author Stephanie Campisi joins us to read from her new picture book, Five Sisters (Familius), illustrated by Madalina Andronic. When a great white oak gifts an old man a branch imbued with magic, he carves five wooden dolls “each smaller than the last.” The wooden dolls take on a life of their own as they frolic from one season to the next bringing the old man and his wife a joy they had always longed for. Beautiful verse and stunning, traditional illustrations full of woodland creatures and playfully painted matryoshka dolls explore a tale of heartache, hope, and love. Register for the Zoom event  /  Buy the Book

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Portland Zine Symposium: #virtualpzs

July 11 @ 11:00 am - July 12 @ 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Time isn’t real, the year 2020 is an exhausting tornado, and on July 11th and 12th, #virtualpzs will be happening on the internet. We are currently in planning stages, but below is a list of some of our programming. We have not yet set a schedule, but all programming will take place between 11am-6pm on July 11th and 12th. Radical Animal-Style Singalong Kids of all ages and kids at hearts are invited to join Sine in the animal kingdom for a radical singalong to lift our spirits, soothe our hearts, and share some laughter and fun! Come with your best animal costume, noises, snacks, and dance moves and get ready to roar! Interactive Story Time (Children ages 2-5 and their families) Join the Portland Childcare…

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11:30 am

The Work Poetry Workshop Zoom Edition with Christopher Luna

July 11 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $20

NOTE: Due to the restrictions to keep us safe from the Coronavirus, The Work will continue as a remote workshop via Zoom. Please email Christopher Luna at christopherjluna@gmail.com by midnight the night before each workshop to RSVP if you would like to participate. Also, please share this event with others who might be interested. The cost for the workshop is a suggested donation of $20 to Christopher Luna’s PayPal account. Suggested means that we would like for you to join us regardless of whether or not you can afford it right now. SATURDAY AFTERNOON EDITION Join us on Saturday, July 11 for The Work, a poetry writing workshop led by Christopher Luna. The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as…

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1:00 pm

Writing for Survival Webinar with Terese Marie Mailhot

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$100

WHAT: A two-hour online webinar AND a 4-week online workshop WITH: Terese Marie Mailhot WHEN: WEBINAR: Saturday, July 11th 1PM-3PM PST WHERE: ZOOM! (But of course.) Meeting registration and access details will be provided in advance. HOW MUCH: WEBINAR—$100. One hundred total capacity. Payment plans are available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Fifteen full scholarships are available for BIPOC writers. Click here to apply. WEBINAR—July 11th—SEATS AVAILABLE! Our stories can be medicine for ourselves and others. When we retrieve stories people wish we would forget, we can re-shape the narratives of our lives and make art of it, too. Terese will be discussing ways you can piece together a fragmented life, and ways you can utilize metaphor and draw out ideas to connect points…

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6:00 pm

NO EXIT | Le Chat Noir Moderne

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$10 – $25

Hell is not the bother of other people, it is other people who see us as we really are. Experience Theatre Project, in artistic association with Lacy Productions, present an eTheatre presentation of NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre, adapted by Alisa Stewart and the debut of a new artist's salon LE CHAT NOIR MODERNE JOIN US on July 11 as we celebrate the grand opening of our beautiful online salon for artists, featuring a live, fully rehearsed, online performance of Jean-Paul Sartre's NO EXIT, an adapted online pastiche by Alisa Stewart. Virtual doors open at 6pm PDT at the Experience Theatre Project website to experience the glitz and glamour of world-wide artists performing in a salon setting. Enter your key (your personal password) to access…

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