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Wednesday

Sep 22

Tuesday

Sep 28

Thursday

Sep 30

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Wednesday

Oct 6

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: October

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! October's One Page Wednesday is hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. The featured reader is

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Saturday

Oct 16

Thursday

Oct 21

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Thursday

Nov 18

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Saturday

Nov 20

Free Events   For BIPOC writers  

Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event- Fall Session

Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University's English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed for writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to connect to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices. Promoting Your Book Panel 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Tuesday

Dec 7

Free Events  

Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar

Join beloved and award-winning Oregon poets Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar for a virtual reading and discussion celebrating their latest collections. Many poems in My Wilderness by Maxine Scates chronicle how a wooded Oregon hillside, her longtime home, has turned from a refuge into a landscape of change where trees once numerous are now threatened

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Wednesday

Dec 8

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: December

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! December's One Page Wednesday is hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. The featured readers are

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Thursday

Dec 9

Thursday

Dec 16

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Wednesday

Jan 5

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: January

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! January's One Page Wednesday is hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. The featured reader is

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Tuesday

Jan 18

Free Events  

Paul Pastor and Joe Wilkins

Join us for an evening with Oregon authors Paul Pastor and Joe Wilkins. Paul Pastor's most recent book is Bower Lodge, a book that journeys inward to a wild landscape of joy, grief, and transformation. Joe Wilkins the author of four poetry collections, most recently Thieve, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and When

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Thursday

Jan 20

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Wednesday

Feb 9

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – February

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. This month's featured reader is Amy Baskin. Click here

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Thursday

Feb 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Wednesday

Mar 2

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – March

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Olufunke Grace Bankole. This month's featured reader is Jenn Reese. Click

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Tuesday

Mar 15

Thursday

Mar 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia- March

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in

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Wednesday

Apr 6

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – April

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! This month's featured reader is Kimberly King Parsons. Click here to register in

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Thursday

Apr 14

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia April

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Saturday

Apr 16

Free Events   Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships  

Springfield Celebrates Authors: Allison Cobb and Aaron Gilbreath

Join two of this year's finalists in Creative Nonfiction for a talk and reading at the Springfield Public Library. In Plastic: An Autobiography (Nightboat Books), Alison Cobb’s obsession with a large plastic car part leads her to explore the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, including her own life as a child of Los Alamos, where the

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Wednesday

Apr 20

Wednesday

May 4

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – May

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! This month's featured reader is Margaret Malone. Click here to register in advance.

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Friday

May 6

Saturday

May 7

For BIPOC writers   Free Events  

Oregon BIPOC Publishing Event: Ask an Expert

Here’s an opportunity to meet with publishing experts about your current project or chat about any aspect of the publishing process you have questions about. Sign up for 15 minute face-to-face meetings with local publishing professionals from Microcosm, Ooligan Press, Pomegranate, and Tin House at our downtown center. To sign up, email Jessica Meza-Torres at

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Thursday

May 19

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- May

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Friday

May 20

Free Events   In-person  

Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams

Join us for a reading and conversation with Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams, to celebrate the launch of Susan Rich's new book. A Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems collects the essential and award-winning poems from Susan Rich’s four books of poetry along with a generous selection of unpublished work. Rich’s

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Sunday

May 22

Thursday

May 26

Free Events   In-person  

WITS Writer End-of-Year Reading

Join us on Thursday, May 26 to celebrate the writers-in-residence and host teachers who make Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program possible. Each year, Youth Programs hires local, professional writers to teach creative writing residencies in public high school classrooms. Our writers are so devoted to sharing their time, craft, and knowledge with students

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Wednesday

Jun 1

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – June

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Our feature for June is Callum Angus. Click here to register in advance.

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Thursday

Jun 23

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- June

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more

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