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Aug 20

Free Events  

@Literary Arts Online: Slamlandia: August

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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Aug 24

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Sep 2

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Sep 9

Jennifer Perrine
Free Events  

Incite: Queer Writers Read

A curated reading series, hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. The theme for September is "together/apart" Featured readers: Anel Flores Jennifer Perrine and Kate and Kate! Sign up in advance to attend here

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Monday

Sep 14

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Sep 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia Online: September

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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Sep 28

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Oct 7

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Oct 12

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Oct 14

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Oct 15

Free Events  

Carter Sickels and Megan Kruse: The Prettiest Star

Carter Sickels in conversation with Megan Kruse, discussing Carter Sickels’ new novel, The Prettiest Star. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Carter’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural

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Thursday

Oct 15

Free Events  

@ Literary Arts Online: Slamlandia- October

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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Monday

Oct 19

Tuesday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

Write Around Portland Workshop

Write with Jenny Chu and learn more about Write Around Portland, an organization at the intersection of creative writing and social change. For 22 years, Write Around Portland has partnered with homeless shelters, treatment centers, schools, affordable housing buildings, hospitals, correctional facilities and other agencies to build community through writing together. Write Around Portland's acclaimed workshop

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Wednesday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

INCITE: Queer Writers Read- November

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, monthly reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Click here to register for

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Saturday

Nov 14

Alex Behr
Portland Book Festival   Youth Events   Writing Classes   Free Events   Picture Book  

SOLD OUT: Youth Workshop: Portal to an Alternate Universe

Young writers will find an ordinary object, indoors or outdoors, that can magically transform into a portal to an altered universe! We’ll sketch it out and add descriptive words. Then we will use a guided visualization and literary models like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Wildwood to help create a scene. It

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Thursday

Nov 19

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

Online: Slamlandia- November

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

Nov 20

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

BIPOC Reading Series- November

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. This event will be hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres, Program Assistant for Programs for Writers. The theme this month is "Ghosts."  Our featured readers are Chris Stuck and Jacqueline Fitzgerald. After our featured readers,

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Wednesday

Dec 2

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! Hosted by Natalie Serber. December's featured reader is Ellen Michaelson. Ellen is the

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Thursday

Dec 3

Free Events  

Hugo Moreno and Guadalupe García McCall

Join us for a reading with two Oregon authors. Hugo Moreno, professor at Lewis & Clark college, will be reading from his new novel, Where The North Ends (Donde se acaba el Norte), and will be joined by Guadalupe García McCall, author of several books for young adult readers. Presented in partnership with Reed College

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Thursday

Dec 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia: December

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

Dec 17

Free Events   Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships  

First Draft Reading Series: David Wolman and Julian Smith

Oregon Book Award winners David Wolman and Julian Smith will be reading from their book, Aloha Rodeo, winner of the 2020 Oregon Book Award in General Nonfiction. This event is presented in partnership with the First Draft Writers Series. The First Draft Writers’ Series is focused on encouraging discussion around issues within the community, the

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Monday

Dec 21

Wednesday

Jan 6

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: January

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 Natalie Serber. Featured reading by Rebecca Clarren. Rebecca Clarren is an award winning writer who has

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Wednesday

Jan 13

Free Events  

Incite: Queer Writers Read

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, monthly reading series for Queer writers. Incite’s hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Hosted by Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrine. Register for this event in advance. January's readers: Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in

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Tuesday

Jan 19

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Reading: Gresham High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held

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Thursday

Jan 21

Free Events  

Slamlandia: January

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

Jan 27

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Reading: Benson High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held

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Wednesday

Jan 27

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Reading: Madison High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held

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Friday

Jan 29

Free Events   Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships   Deadlines  

Special Award Nominations Deadline

As part of the Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts offers three awards that recognize significant contributions to Oregon’s literary culture: The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award is presented to an Oregon author in recognition of an enduring, substantial literary career. Past recipients include George Hitchcock, Ken Kesey, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Barry

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Wednesday

Feb 3

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Reading: Parkrose High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held

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Wednesday

Feb 3

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: February

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 Natalie Serber. February's featured reader is Brian Benson. Register in advance for this event

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Monday

Feb 22

Thursday

Feb 25

Free Events  

Ridgerunner: Gil Adamson in conversation with S. Tremaine Nelson

Join us for an evening with Gil Adamson, winner of the 2020 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her new novel, Ridgerunner. Set against the backdrop of a distant war raging in Europe and a rapidly changing landscape in the West, Ridgerunner is a vivid historical novel that draws from the epic

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Friday

Feb 26

Free Events  

BIPOC Reading Series- February

We're kicking off the new year with the theme "VISIONS."  This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. Come listen to our featured readers, or sign up to share your work in our open mic. Readings will be followed by a

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Tuesday

Mar 2

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