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925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

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July 2017

Free

PDX JAZZ: The Devil’s Horn: The Beginnings of the Jazz Tenor Saxophone


July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

PDX Jazz is proud to present their next installment in the Discover Jazz adult education series, The Devil’s Horn: The Beginnings of the Jazz Tenor Saxophone. Hosted by KMHD Radio personality Mark Montesano, this presentation featuring a mix of lecture…

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Free

Tavern Books


July 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading featuring: Megan Levad Elsbeth Pancrazi Megan Levad is the author of Why We Live in the Dark Ages (Tavern Books, 2015) and What Have I to Say to You (Tavern Books, 2017). She lives in San Francisco. Elsbeth…

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August 2017

Free

Unchaste Readers: August


August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Curated by Jenny Forrester. This month's lineup includes: Ginger Davenport Wynn Kneea Jolie St. Patrick Moss Angel Katie Kaput Oti Onum Emily Newberry Prairie M. Faul

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September 2017

Incite: Queer Writers Read


September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A new curated reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. Come listen to Qwo-Li Driskell, Vinnie Kinsella, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Ashley Brittner-Wells as they read on the subject of abundance (or the lack…

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October 2017

Free

Unchaste: October


October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
Free

Liar’s League PDX


October 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Liars’ League PDX invites you to attend an evening of imaginative fiction performed by local actors. The theme of the night is Fires & Quakes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Visit Eventbrite to reserve your FREE ticket required…

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PDX JAZZ: Blues People: Negro Music in White America


October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

November 2017

Free

Fireweed Blossoms: A Literary Celebration and Community Gathering


November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us at Literary Arts for a multigenerational community celebration to honor the release of Fireweed Blossoms, a stunning collection of poetry by local writer Kazumi Heshiki. Kazumi was born on Okinawa Island in 1930 and his book reflects a lifetime of…

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Incite: November


November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jewels Pedersen, David Rutiezer, Dolores Maggiore and Karelia Stetz-Waters read on the subject of gratitude. Join the community discussion afterwards. Incite: Queer Writers Read

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Free

Unchaste Readers: November


November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Leah Baer Valarie Caldwell-Newman Josie Kostylo Lacy Knickers Melissa Duclos

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December 2017

Free

One Page Wednesday: writers share work in progress


December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 new series hosted by Natalie Serber. An opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.…

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Free

WITS Writers Reading @LiteraryArts


December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is pleased to present a reading by Writers in the Schools (WITS) writers! This is a chance to get to know these fine teaching artists and their work. Half of the 2017-18 WITS roster is reading at this event,…

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Free

Martin Seay and Alicia Jo Rabins


December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
Free

Unchaste: December


December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Anne Richardson Chelsea Bieker Jackie Shannon Holis Rebecca Smolen Annette Benedetti Jewels Darlene Solomon Rogers Dena Rash Guzman

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January 2018

Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Featuring: Sam Roxas-Chua Lisa Loewenthal Gillian Herbert Emily Newberry

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$275

Writing the Lyric Essay


January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

January 6 – 27, 2018 Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Jennifer Denrow For writers at all levels Explore the lyric essay and come up with your own definition of…

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PDX JAZZ: New Orleans, The Birthplace of Jazz


January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

New Orleans – The Birthplace of Jazz PDX Jazz featuring Deborah Demoss Smith Jazz poet Langston Hughes, in his 1955 essay Old New Orleans, noted: "The rhythms that the drummers there beat out in the dusty sunlight made the people…

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Free

Unchaste Readers: January


January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Unchaste Readers Series Presents: Teen Mamas - Mamas who became mamas as teens. Jessica Standifird Katie Kaput Nina Packebush Ariel Gore

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2018 and the New Poetic Activism (Delve Readers Seminar)


January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

In the years following the success of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, what work is answering the call toward more dynamic, vulnerable, and demanding literary activism? During this Delve seminar, we work towards creating the new 'American lyric': Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams and Of Being Dispersed by Simone White.

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$10

Spellbinders: Fertile Ground


January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A new play by Brad Bolchunos. Staged reading directed by Michelle Seaton. Part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work This is a ticketed event: purchase tickets here Innovators intersect on a sea of suspicion.... Desperate to heal in…

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$10

Voodoo Snowball: Fertile Ground


January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A new play by Gary Corbin. Staged reading directed by Eric Lyness. Part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Sometimes, the only way to heal a dysfunctional family is with…

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February 2018

Free

PDX JAZZ: Ralph Ellison & the Blues People


February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Pancho Savery will host the evening’s event that includes lecture and discussion. In this presentation, Savery will discuss Ralph Ellison & The Blues People. Savery will present an analysis of Ellison’s Invisible Man and its relationship to the blues. Is…

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Melanie Finn and Leni Zumas: Northwest Academy Visiting Writers


February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Northwest Academy Visiting Writers Series featuring: Melanie Finn Leni Zumas Melanie Finn is the author of AWAY FROM YOU and THE GLOAMING. Both are set in East Africa, where she was raised and has lived and worked as a writer,…

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One Page Wednesday: writers share work in progress


February 7, 2018 @ 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  a new series hosted by Natalie Serber. An opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.…

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CANCELLED: Unchaste Readers: February


February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Unchaste Readers February Hosted by Jenny Forrester

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March 2018

Free

Omar El Akkad and Ed Skoog: Northwest Academy Reading


March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Omar El Akkad is the author of the debut novel, American War, a 2018 Oregon Book Award finalist. He has covered some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the Arab Spring revolutions, the Black Lives Matter movement…

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Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Hosted by Kate Grey and Kate Ristau  The theme for March is resilience. Featuring: Carolyn Wood, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, still lives in her family home. She is a retired English teacher who spent more than thirty-five years…

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PDX JAZZ: Like a Finger Pointing to the Moon: The History of Jazz Criticism


March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Rick Mitchell is the author of Jazz In the New Millennium: Live and Well, published in 2014 by Dharma Moon Press. He has been writing professionally about all types of music for more than forty years. In the 1970s and Eighties,…

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Orlando White


March 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED  Orlando White is from Tólikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. White earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University.…

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Unchaste Readers: March


March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This month's event focuses on the theme of the Asian Pacific American Unchaste Experience. Readers include Pamela Santos, Jennifer Perrine, Lilian Ongelungel, Alyssa Ogi, Rose Nabehet, Stacey Tran, and Fonda Lee. curated by Jenny Forrester

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April 2018

Free

One Page Wednesday


April 4, 2018 @ 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  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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Free

Portland Review 2018 Issue Launch


April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland Review is pleased to announce its 2018 issue! Come celebrate with them! The new volume features writing by Dani Burlison, Christopher Coake, William Virgil Davis, Susan DeFreitas, Christine Kitano, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Eugene Lim, Molly Patterson, Anna Joy Springer,…

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Unchaste Readers: April


April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

curated by Jenny Forrester

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LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE: Sloane Crosley in Conversation with Chuck Klosterman

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States + Google Map

UPDATE: Pre-Orders for Guaranteed Entry have closed.   Standing room will be available first-come first-served at the door.     Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, InStyle, Bustle, BookRiot, and Southern Living Sloane Crosley…

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May 2018

Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Featuring: A. Adams Mark David Gerson Ila Suzanne Gray Naomi Littlebear Moreno   The theme for May is celebration. Hosted by Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes.

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Anis Mojgani, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz & Derrick Brown


May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick Brown

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Memoir Students End of Year Reading


May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading featuring students from Jay Ponteri's year long memoir class: Matthew Dickman Betsy Freeman Rick Hampton Lori Kaul Alice Lloyd Luka Rainbourne Wayne Scott Mary Shannon Suzi Sutherland-Martin Nancy Wernecke

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WITS Reading for Lincoln High School


May 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers in the Schools (WITS) end-of-residency reading featuring Lincoln High School students who worked with WITS writers Bettina de Leon Barrera, Lisa Eisenberg, and Mark Pomeroy. 

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Dao Strom, Shayla Lawson, Elena Passarello


May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

In partnership with the Northwest Academy Visiting Writing Series  Shayla Lawson is (and / or, at times, has been) an amateur acrobat, an architect, a Dutch housewife & dog-mother to one irascible hound. Her work has appeared in print & online…

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Words That Burn: Staged Reading


May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Words That Burn brings to life the distinctive voices of conscientious objector William Stafford, Japanese-American internee Lawson Inada, and Chicano Marine Guy Gabaldón. This dramatic work juxtaposes the history and perspectives of three World War II figures through a blend of…

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Unchaste Readers: May


May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

curated by Jenny Forrester

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Free

Ooligan Press: Writers of Color Showcase Reading


May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
Free

The Ever-Shifting Diaspora: Kundiman Writers in the Pacific Northwest


May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This event is presented in partnership with Kundiman. Come hear the diverse and empowered voices of some of the finest Asian American writers in the Pacific Northwest, brought together by Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of…

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June 2018

Free

Lit Crawl Portland Collaborator Meetup & Knowledge Share


June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Lit Crawl Portland is heading into its fourth year as the kickoff to the Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America. Each year we love watching the energy and creativity that authors, presses, journals, and organizations bring to their…

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Free

Unchaste: June


June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

July 2018

Free

Incite: July


July 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The final Unchaste: July


July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Unchaste Readers is curated by Jenny Forrester. Unchaste Readers Series Presents the Same Ongoing Theme. Readers will be Reading Their Minds and interpreting Unchaste in whatever way they see fit.  This is a going-away party reading for Jenny Forrester, co-founder and…

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Tavern Books: Wendy Chen


July 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Wendy Chen is the author of Unearthlings, published by Tavern Books as their 2017 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, and fellowships from the Kimmel Harding…

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September 2018

INCITE: Queer Writers Read


September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jessica Wadleigh Nathan Wade Carter Nastashia Minto Risa Denenberg Hosted by Kate Gray and Kate Carroll De Gutes

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Joshua Beckman: On The Porous Experience of Poems In Physical and Imaginative Space


September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for a talk by Joshua Beckman. During 2014, Wave Books editor Joshua Beckman traveled around the country giving talks on poetry for the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. In his newly published The Lives of the Poems and Three…

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Slamlandia


September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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October 2018

Free

Reading and conversation with Anastacia-Reneé and Ashley Toliver


October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for a reading and conversation with Ashley Toliver and Anastacia-Reneé  Anastacia-Reneé’s words frame so many questions: what is sacred, what is beauty, what is tragedy, what rites of passage have we endured to be initiated into the complexities…

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Stranger in the Pen


October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

panel discussion featuring Mohamed Asem, Dana Ghazi, Ramzy Farouki, and Dr. Priya Kapoor   July, 2016: Three days after the terror attack on Bastille Day, Mohamed Asem is detained overnight by British immigration officials without cause. In an elegantly digressive, self-interrogative…

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November 2018

Free

Don’t Write What You Know: An Evening of New Fiction


November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Christopher Lord Adam Swanson Mel Wells Amy Schutzer Hosted by Kate Gray and Kate Carroll De Gutes

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Lit Crawl @Literary Arts!

November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States + Google Map

Lit Crawl at Literary Arts features: 6:00 p.m. Listen Up! Public School Teachers Rock the Mic Short readings/performances by Susan Anglada Bartley Jacque Dixon Kelly Gomes Mercedes Munoz Mary Rechner Chris Smith Desmond Spann Dana Vinger   7:00 p.m. Unchartable:…

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Free

PDX JAZZ: Capturing Jazz


November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

100 years of recording technology has increasingly changed the way we listen to, perform, and consume music.  Highlighting select recordings and technologies from the “phonograph era” of the first half of the 20th century, PDX Jazz board member and educator…

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Salah Badis with International Writing Program


November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading with Salah Badis. Algerian poet, journalist, and translator Salah Badis is a Fall 2018 Resident at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, and the inaugural IWP@OICR Writer-in-Residence.  A freelance journalist since 2012, he is a musical and cultural…

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WITS Writers-in-Residence Reading


November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is honored to have accomplished poets, journalists, novelists, essayists, and playwrights teaching creative writing to high school students in the Writers in the Schools program. This month, the public will have the opportunity to hear from a selection…

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December 2018

Slamlandia: featuring Brianna Grisby


December 13, 2018 @ 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 2019

Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read


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

This month's theme is Justice. Featured readers include Amy Schutzer, Erin Gurley, Geeta Lewis, and Shloimy Notik. Hosted by Kate Carrol De Gutes and Kate Grey.

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Free

Sweet Dreams, Story Catcher


January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Editor Janna Lopez discusses the concept, curation process, and creative evolution of Sweet Dreams, Story Catcher: A Commemorative Collection of Portland Magazine essays by Brian Doyle." This stunning collection of author Brian Doyle's work is complemented by exquisite artwork and published by University of…

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PDX JAZZ: Carnival to Mardi Gras: A New Orleans Tradition


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

Carnival is a season; Mardi Gras is a day. Join former New Orleanian Deborah DeMoss Smith in celebrating this 300-year Crescent City tradition. From masking, krewes, balls, parades, throws, flambeaux carriers, the iconic Mardi Gras Indians and classic holiday tunes,…

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February 2019

Free

One Page Wednesday: February


February 6 @ 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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Free

Northwest Academy: Erin Hoover and Jennifer Perrine


February 7 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Free

Slamlandia


March 14 @ 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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Free

Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela Santos


March 20 @ 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 @ 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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WITS Alliance Reading: Off-site AWP event


March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

The WITS Alliance hosts a happy hour and reading at Literary Arts.

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Free

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


March 29 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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WITS End of Residency Readings: Lincoln High School


May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Listen to Lincoln High School students read their original writing, crafted during their semester with a professional writer in a WITS residency.

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Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase


May 22 @ 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 @ 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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Free

Young Adult Writers Pride Panel


June 11 @ 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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Free

Slamlandia – June


June 13 @ 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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Free

Underground Workshop Reading


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

Members of Underground Workshop, a week-long fiction intensive led by Charles D'Ambrosio, will read short selections from their recent work.

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July 2019

Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read: July


July 10 @ 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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August 2019

Free

Reema Zaman: PNCA MFA reading


August 2 @ 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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Free

Slamlandia: August


August 8 @ 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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September 2019

$220

Delve: Escape from the Doll’s House


September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This Delve will examine stories from different literary genres and periods that all uniquely address the topic of personal freedom in conflict with societal pressures and control over the individual. Our texts will include Margaret Atwood’s much anticipated sequel to…

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Free

One Page Wednesday: September


September 4 @ 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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Free

Eclipsed Preview


September 9 @ 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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Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read- September


September 11 @ 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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Free

Slamlandia: September


September 12 @ 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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Free

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


September 17 @ 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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Free

Attic Institute: 20th Anniversary


September 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Free

PDX JAZZ: The Music and the Movement


October 23 @ 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 @ 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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The True, Brilliant You: Master Class with Brenda Shaghnessy


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

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Brenda Shaughnessy In this workshop you will read poems (to fill up on wonder and beauty and weirdness and resilience) workshop poems, (to re-see ourselves and hear each other), and generate…

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Free

Lit Crawl: Dorothea Lasky


November 8 @ 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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