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February 2019

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Northwest Academy: Erin Hoover and Jennifer Perrine


February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading with Erin Hoover and Jennifer Perrine Erin Hoover’s debut poetry collection, Barnburner, was selected by Kathryn Nuernberger as winner of the Antivenom Poetry Award and published by Elixir Press in 2018.  Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Best New…

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Slamlandia


February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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March 2019

Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read


March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

March's theme is "Female Forebearers" Amber Flame Flint Daniel Elder Pamela Santos Hosted by Kate Carrol De Gutes and Kate Gray

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Slamlandia


March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela Santos


March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading featuring the poets Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela Santos Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the poetry collections Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards and Anyone Will Tell…

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Cave Canem Fellows Reading: Off-site AWP event


March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Experience Cave Canem's annual Off-Site Reading at AWP Portland, hosted by Literary Arts! This year’s reading is headlined by Portland and Seattle-based Cave Canem fellows Quenton Baker, Ashaki M. Jackson, Bettina Judd, Anastacia-Renee and Christopher Rose, who will open the…

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INCITE: AWP off-site reading


March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A reading featuring: Cooper Lee Bombadier Barrie Jean Borich Sam Roxas-Chua Violet Defiant Amber Flame Penny Guisinger Brionne Janae Rosamond S. King Ana-Maurine Lara Hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray

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VONA’s 20th Birthday reading: Off-site AWP event


March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

VONA is celebrating 20 years of supporting writers of color. VONA, The Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation, is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the nation, brings writers of color from the margins to a community…

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SMC MFA, Omnidawn, and McSweeney’s: AWP off-site reading


March 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

a reading with: Victoria Chang Christine Hyung-Oak Lee Sara Mumolo Jesse Nathan Joseph Rios Tamsin Smith Lysley Tenorio Matthew Zapruder sponsored by Saint Mary's college MFA in Creative Writing, Omnidawn Publishing, and McSweeney's

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April 2019

Oregon Book Awards: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Finalists reading


April 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading with some of the Oregon Book Awards finalists in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction: David Biespiel Nick Dybek Apricot Irving John Larison Matthew Minicucci Dionisia Morales Meaghan O’Connell Wendy Willis Taylor Zajonc Leni Zumas

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Northwest Academy: Victor Lodato


April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Northwest Academy presents a reading with Victor Lodato Victor Lodato is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Mathilda Savitch, winner of the PEN USA Award, and the recently published Edgar and Lucy. His stories and essays have appeared in…

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PDX JAZZ: The Resilience of Jazz


April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join PDX Jazz for a lecture in their Discover Jazz series. The Resilience of Jazz with Marcia Hocker This lecture will explore why Jazz remains ever present in an evolving musical landscape and the important impact it continues to have…

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May 2019

One Page Wednesday


May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. One Page Wednesday is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come with a single page of…

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INCITE: Queer Writers Read: May


May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The theme this month is "Never Surrender." Join us for readings by Wayne Bund, Jasmine Pettet, Jules Ohman, and Melissa Lynne.

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Verselandia! East Side Slam


May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Hood Community College Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030 United States

  Literary Arts’ Youth Programs presents the first annual Verselandia! East Side Slam. Cheer on high school students in your community as they perform original poetry in front of a panel of judges. Students from participating East Multnomah County high…

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Portland Review Launch


May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each year Portland Review hosts a spring reading in celebration of student editors who are graduating and the incoming cohort of new editors. This reading will feature alumnus and current students of the PSU Creative Writing MFA, as well as…

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Memoir and Novel Intensives: End of Year Reading


May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An end of the year reading featuring students from Laura Lampton Scott's novel intensive and Jay Ponteri's novel intensive classes: Alanna Hein Cass Sims Knight Cyndy Kagan Dan Shirey Jane Carlsen Jennie Bricker John Rolland Pacheco Sara Van Beckum Taylor…

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Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase


May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in Book Publishing) partner to present the third Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase. This event will feature many of Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers and is designed to…

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June 2019

Free

One Page Wednesday – June


June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.Come with a single page of work and sign…

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Young Adult Writers Pride Panel


June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Come celebrate Portland YA Pride at Literary Arts! Four local authors will read selections from their work followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. Sara Ryan is the author of the graphic novel Bad Houses with art by…

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Slamlandia – June


June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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July 2019

Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read: July


July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The theme this month is "Unity". Join us for featured readings by Mary Mandeville, Marcus Lund, David Oates, and Trystan Angel Reese.

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Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam: Tournament and Workshops


July 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - July 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam is a two day tournament featuring teams of spoken word poets from all over the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!). In this event, four teams of poets will compete in a battle of words at 6pm,…

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August 2019

Free

Reema Zaman: PNCA MFA reading


August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

As part of the PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program, guest artist Reema Zaman reads from her book, I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir. Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I…

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Grief Rites Foundation


August 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others. *Trigger warning, because Grief. Content…

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Slamlandia: August


August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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Queer Nature/Nurture


August 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 2019

Free

One Page Wednesday: September


September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. One Page Wednesday is  a series hosted by Natalie Serber. An opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come…

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Eclipsed Preview


September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Corrib Theatre will give a sneak preview of their upcoming play Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, which plays September 20–October 13, 2019 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of…

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INCITE: Queer Writers Read- September


September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join our hosts, Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes, as we explore the theme of "memory".  Featured readings by Ana Maurine-Lara, Meredith Clark, Stacy Brewster, and Meg Weber, followed by a community discussion.     

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Whitenoise Project 22 + Caldera: Jolly Wrapper / Ahmed / Cheuk / Penaloza


September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Whitenoise Project and Caldera for a special event at Literary Arts. The night will feature readings and book signings from alumni of Caldera’s Youth Program and Artists in Residence (AiR) Program, including authors Michelle Peñaloza, Leland Cheuk, and Farooq…

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Attic Institute: 20th Anniversary


September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Attic Institute 20th Anniversary Reading featuring Associate Fellow in Nonfiction Brian Benson and four Attic students: Craig Brandis Irish Chung Jennifer Dorner Valerie Rea

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October 2019

Free

One Page Wednesday October


October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. An opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.Come with a single page of work and sign up to…

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Slamlandia


October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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PDX JAZZ: The Music and the Movement


October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Music and the Movement will dive in to the inherent relationship between gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues and the Civil Rights Movement, including an in-depth look at the Free Jazz movement. PDX Jazz Education and Outreach Manager Shelby…

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November 2019

Free

One Page Wednesday


November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.Come with a single page of work and sign…

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Lit Crawl: Dorothea Lasky


November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This event is part of Lit Crawl® Portland. Dorothea Lasky will read selections from ANIMAL, her new book of poetry lectures (Wave Books, 2019). Constellating four central topics—ghosts, colors, animals, and bees—Lasky serves as an encouraging guide through the startling,…

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Incite: November


November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Slamlandia


November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam which meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a space that is creative, fun, and welcoming to all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old…

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December 2019

One Page Wednesday


December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author’s Guild Reception


December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

New Authors Guild ambassadors Cai Emmons and Gillian Klucas will be there to greet you as we launch our very first Portland Chapter event. Enjoy drinks and light refreshments as you get to know your fellow Portland authors. At this…

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Slamlandia: December


December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam which meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a space that is creative, fun, and welcoming to all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old…

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January 2020

Free

Incite: January


January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The theme for our first Incite of the decade is "The 20s."   Join us for featured readings by Jessica Mehta, Joni Renee Whitworth, Kellie Richardson, and Dustin Hendrick, followed by a community discussion.     

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Slamlandia: January


January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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PDX JAZZ: Women in Jazz


January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
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