2019 Offsite Event Schedule

Join AWP's literary community for the following offsite events, hosted throughout the Portland, OR, area during our conference.

The organizers of these events have agreed to ensure that the offsite venues listed here are accessible according to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

These events are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP, and AWP is not responsible for their quality or accessibility services. We list these events as a courtesy to the literary field.

If you have any questions or concerns about specific offsite events, please contact the organizers of the event directly.

 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Outlet PDX, 2500 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Lambda Literary x Poetry
Cost: Free
Join us for an epic and diverse lineup of poetry from Lambda Literary LGBTQ+ Writers Retreat 2018 fellows Moncho Alvarado, Cori Bratby-Rudd, Wryly T. McCutchen, Nia KB, and Jaz Papadopoulos. The fellows will also be selling copies of "Emerge," the 2018 Lambda Literary Anthology, and My Ugly & Other Love Snarls by McCutchen. Get ready to laugh, cry, and buy all of the books from these radical, emerging LGBTQ voices.
Contact: Jaz Papadopoulos

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Indigo’s Conference Warm-Up at Rose City Book Pub
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Warm up for the 2019 conference and bookfair with members of the Indigo community. Come hear readings from some of our favorite local authors and enjoy an Indigo signature drink or two at Rose City Book Pub, Portland’s premier social spot for book lovers. This is your chance to make a conference buddy or two before diving into the depths of the conference. Plus, pick up exclusive swag!
Contact: Vinnie Kinsella
Organization: Indigo: Editing, Design, and More
Organization URL: website

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Montavilla Brew Works, 7805 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

The Immanent Imagination
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading and discussion of Immanentist Poetry, a term coined by Duane Locke in recognition of the Sacred within. Come enjoy a lively and contemplative gathering with a wide range of literary vision!
Contact: Shannon Salter

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The Festival of Language
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Festival of Language will feature over fifty rapid-fire readings of original creative works by as many authors. This event will also include reading experiments. Check out Festival of Language on Facebook for a complete list of readers.
Contact: Jane L. Carman
Organization: Festival of Language / Lit Fest Press

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd St, Gresham, OR 97030

Books Around the Corner Hosts the Authors of Not a Pipe Publishing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Books Around the Corner, a great independent bookstore in Gresham, hosts a signing by a collection of authors published by local press Not a Pipe Publishing, the only company in the US to accept Kamila Shamsie's challenge to make 2018 "The Year of Publishing Women." Authors will include Benjamin Gorman (Don't Read This Book, Corporate High School), LeeAnn McLennan (The Supernormal Legacy trilogy), Karen Eisenbrey (Daughter of Magic), Mikko Azul (The Staff of Fire and Bone), Sydney Culpepper and Lori Ubell (Strongly Worded Women), and Debby Dodds (Amish Guys Don't Call). Come meet the authors!
Contact: Benjamin Gorman
Organization: Not a Pipe Publishing
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97214

Running Wild Poetry Slam
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Running Wild Press Portland Poetry Slam: Featured Readers and Open Mic. Your chance to share and perform in Portland. Bring your best five minutes of material for the open mic session. There will be time for about eight readers in the open mic portion, so get there early. Sign-up list will be followed in order. Poetry is encouraged, but all kinds of pieces are welcome. Refreshments available from the Jade Lounge.
Contact: Lisa Montagne
Organization: Running Wild Press
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Sustainable Print: A Celebration of Independent Lit
Cost: Free
Celebrate independent literary magazines at this conference-eve reading. Featuring poetry and prose from Gigantic Sequins, Ruminate Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and Juked.
Contact: Kristin George Bagdanov
Organization: Ruminate Magazine
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Spare Room Restaurant and Lounge, 4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Monster Mags of the Midwest Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, The Cincinnati Review, and The Journal for our annual conference offsite reading featuring some of the awesome writers we've published in common. This year's lineup includes Dorothy Chan, Leila Chatti, Sarah Minor, Chelsea Wagenaar, Mark Wagenaar, and more to be announced!
Contact: Lisa Ampleman
Organization: The Cincinnati Review

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

A Resplendence of Poets: Chinook Territories, Portland, OR
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A Resplendence of Poets: Chinook Territories, Portland, OR. Kazim Ali, Kayla Czaga, Laura Da’, Raoul Fernandes, Ian Williams, Ali Blythe, Emily Kendal Frey, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Demian DinéYazhi’, and Miguel Murphy. Organized by Jen Currin and Sheryda Warrener.
Contact: Jen Currin and Sheryda Warrener

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Psychopomp Magazine & The Fabulist: Ferrying You Away from the Familiar
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Two publications pushing the boundaries of genre and form host a reading of contributors. Books by authors will be available for purchase and signing. Free journal swag for all. Readers include Jaclyn Watterson, Michael Shum, Molly Gutman, Madeline Sardina, Michelle Donahue, Kira Frank, and Hugh Behm-Steinberg.
Contact: Sequoia Nagamatsu
Organization: Psychopomp Magazine
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

NM Bodecker Foundation, 2360 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97210

Books, Booze, Boogie: A Welcome Poetry & Dance Party!
Cost: Free: Must register!
Event URL: website
Join authors from Write Bloody Publishing and University of Hell Press at the fabulous NM Bodecker Creative Foundation on Wednesday, March 27, for a celebration of books, (a bit) of booze, and (a lot) of boogie. Eight authors will share short, powerful selections of their work; all participants will dance dance dance the (early) night away. 6:30 p.m: Doors open! 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m: Reading begins! 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m: Fast and furious dance party! Free! but must RSVP via Eventbrite to reserve your coveted spot for this exclusively rad event. Limited to the first 100 guests!
Contact: Derrick Brown
Organization: University of Hell Press / Write Bloody Publishing
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Intimate Strangers: An Online Critique Group Finally Meets
Cost: Free
Six members of a longtime wompo critique group, most of whom have never met, will be reading together. Readers include Wendy Carlyle, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Ann Hostetler, Athena Kildegaard, Alicia Ostriker, and Penelope Scambly Schott.
Contact: Penelope Scambly Schott
Organization: Broadway Books

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

West Branch Reading & Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a celebration of West Branch’s contributors. This event will feature readings of original poetry by Sarah Rose Nordgren (Darwin’s Mother, Best Bones), Felicia Zamora (Instrument of Gaps, Of Form & Gather), and John Sibley Williams (As One Fire Consumes Another, Disinheritance). We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: John Sibley Williams
Organization: West Branch
Organization URL: website

The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Conservation in Verse: Authors, Artists & Activists on Protecting the Landscapes We Love
Cost: $15 ($10 students)
Event URL: website
Literature, photography, and art have long served as sources of inspiration that have helped fuel community-led conservation efforts to protected treasured landscapes, from the Columbia Gorge to the Grand Canyon. Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments will co-host a special evening exploring the intersection of artistic inspiration and community-led conservation initiatives with award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield and Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, followed by a panel and Q&A, held at Portland's famed The Old Church Concert Hall.
Contact: Simmons Buntin
Organization: Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Black Hat Books, 2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Poets of Finishing Line Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Fourteen poets recently published by Finishing Line Press and living in the Pacific Northwest will read snippets of their work. There will be wine and snacks. Readers include Heidi Seaborn, Douglas Cole, Kristin Berger, Julene T. Weaver, Don Colburn, Suzanne Sigafoos, Brittney Corrigan, Dawn Marar, Joe Soldati, Dianne Stepp, Judith Montgomery, MaryAnn L. Miller, Leanne Grabel, and J.D. Smith.
Contact: Leanne Grabel

Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Antisocialites: An Opening Night Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Always Crashing Magazine, Barrelhouse, Grimoire, Plays Inverse, Publishing Genius, and Trnsfr Magazine at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 for a glamorous kick-off night of cocktails and readings. No cover, because we love you.
Contact: Always Crashing Magazine
Organization: Always Crashing Magazine
Organization URL: website

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Tupelo Quarterly & Fordham University Press: A Reading & Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a celebration of Tupelo Quarterly's contributors and Fordham University Press's most recent authors. This event will feature readings of original poetry and prose by Victoria Chang, Kara Candito, Mary Biddinger, Rebecca Hazelton, Karyna McGlynn, Jennifer S. Cheng, Julia Bouwsma, Gregory Mahrer, Nancy Pearson, Henk Rossouw, Peter Streckfus, and others. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

14 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

So Homo/No FOMO
Cost: $5 donation appreciated
Event URL: website
Please join your hosts, TC Tolbert and Kristen E. Nelson for this reading full of queer, trans, and accomplice writers. We will be collecting donations at the door to support the DCBC, no one turned away for lack of funds! Readers include: Andrea Abi-Karam, Sam Ace, manuel arturo abreu, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Cara Benson, Piper Daniels, Hannah Ensor, Raquel Gutiérrez, Zefyr Lisowski, Kristen E. Nelson, Frankie Rollins, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, TC Tolbert, Addie Tsai, and Grace Shuyi Liew.
Contact: Kristen Nelson & TC Tolbert
Organization: Dismantle Change Build Center
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Milagro Theater, 525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

An Evening of Latinx Literature
Cost: Free
An Evening of Latinx Literature. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m: Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge 2019). Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, Editor, Jane Gabriels, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, Stephanie Laterza, Luis Lopez-Maldonado, Aline Mello, and Kristen Millares Young. 8:30 – 10:00 p.m: Esta Es America: A Pan-Latinx Poetry Reading. Francisco Aragon, Carolina Ebeid, Luna Flores, Roy Guzman, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Raina Leon, J. Michael Martinez, Jasminne Mendez, Ruben Quesada, Maria Fernanda Snellings, and Vincent Toro.
Contact: Vincent Toro; Grisel Y. Acosta
Organization: Milagro Theater
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

White Eagle Saloon, 836 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Writers Who Play
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Ken Waldman and Jim Clark will reprise Writers Who Play one time only in Portland! Come to the White Eagle Saloon on Wednesday night to hear some of your favorite writers who are also musicians ("Writers Who Play") perform various eclectic and highly entertaining combinations of music and writing.
Contact: Jim Clark / Ken Waldman
Organization: Writers Who Play
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Stacks Coffeehouse, 1831 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Kickoff Reading at The Stacks
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an offsite Kickoff Reading with Chelsea Bieker, Diana Marie Delgado, Mark Doten, Melissa Duclos, and Kimberly King Parsons. The Stacks has great coffee and food for purchase and there will be free wine until we run out!
Contact: The Stacks Coffeehouse

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Waxwing, Newfound, & the Collagist
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kick off your conference with a mixed-genre (poetry, prose, translation) reading. Free admission. Donations appreciated to support the literary efforts of these spectacular journals and presses. Please invite & share! Rodney Gomez, Nicole Rivas, Catherine Pikula, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Erika T. Wurth, Derek Mong, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Matthew Vollmer, and Maya Sonenberg.
Contact: Levis Keltner
Organization: Newfound, Waxwing, the Collagist
Organization URL: website

Ford Food & Drink, SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Unlikely Stories and Rigorous
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Unlikely Stories, an electronic magazine of art, and Rigorous, a journal by people of color, are joining forces to bring a unique poetry and literary event. The reading will immediately follow the fantastic Festival of Language, and will be hosted by Rigorous editor Kenning JP Garcia and Unlikely editor Jonathan Penton. Unlikely Stories has been running on the web since 1998, and spawned a print arm, Unlikely Books. Rigorous was unleashed on Inauguration Day, 2017, and has published art, literature, and interviews by people of color.
Contact: Jonathan Penton
Organization: Unlikely Stories
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

CutBank Books: Chapbook Release and Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kick off your week in Portland with CutBank at Dig A Pony, where we will celebrate the release of chapbooks by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and Joan Naviyuk Kane. The reading will start at 8 p.m. and feature Soma, Joan, and more! Come by to grab the first copies of these amazing works, published by CutBank Books out of Missoula, MT.
Contact: Joe Kirk
Organization: CutBank Books
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

KERNPUNKT Reading at Rose City Book Pub
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join KERNPUNKT authors as they share some of their experimental work. Readers include Patrick Parks (author of Tucumcari), Chelsea Biondolillo (The Skinned Bird), Jason Daniels (Mount Fugue), Andrew Farkas (The Red Herring), Elizeya Quate (The Face of Our Town), and David Rice (Angel House). For more information, see KERNPUNKT's website./
Contact: Jesi Buell
Organization: KERNPUNKT Press
Organization URL: website

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Big Gay Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Micro-readings by queers of all kinds! Come to Portland's favorite LGBT bar Crush to get a sampling of 20+ queer writers from everywhere reading their hearts out. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Readers TBA, check event URL for details. If you're interested in being in the Big Gay Reading, contact us, as we may have a few spots left. Open mic will follow if we still have time!
Contact: Stephen van Dyck
Organization URL: website

9:30 pm to 11:45 pm

Tryst (in Ankeny Alley), 19 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Sobrang OPM! Original Pilipinx Merienda of Filipino Food & Writers
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Sobra means extra / Filipinx anywhere together is extra af! An almost-midnight merienda party of Filipinx writers. Food! Karaoke! Open Mic! Free door admission. Socialize over cocktails and mocktails. Filipino menu specials include lumpia, sisig burgers, adobo chicken fried rice. Gratitude Open Mic where readers share favorite Filipinx writers. Emceed by Pamela K. Santos, featuring writers from Bitter Melon Collective, Roseminda Nabehet and Lilian Ongelungel, guests Asa Drake, and beats by Nathaniel Jams. More TBA. See http://bartryst.com/ for vegetarian options; accepts cash or card.
Contact: Pamela K. Santos
Organization: Sobra Creative & Bitter Melon Collective
Organization URL: website

Thursday, March 28, 2019

11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Hotel Rose, 50 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Celebration of 45 Years of Mountain Writers Series
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join thirty poets and writers as they read their own work, as well as pay tribute and read work by others from forty-five years of Mountain Writers programs. The day will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a tribute to Peter Sears, followed throughout the afternoon and evening with tributes to Denis Johnson, Lucia Perillo, Derek Walcott, Ursula K. LeGuin, Katherine Dunn, Czeslaw Milosz, Lucille Clifton, Richard Hugo, and many more. A reception with wine and appetizers is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Presenting poets and writers will sign books. See our website for a complete list of the twenty-nine poets and writers reading.
Contact: Sandra Williams
Organization: Mountain Writers Series
Organization URL: website

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

2019 Women's Caucus Reading & Mingle
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join The Women's Caucus, YesYes Books, and Little A for a brief reading, conversation about publishing and writing, and time to mingle and speak one-on-one with authors, caucus members, and publishers. This year's lineup includes Susan Bernhard, Tiana Clark, Tanya Olson, and Erika L. Sánchez. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Contact: Women's Caucus
Organization: Women's Caucus, Yes Yes Books, Little A

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Jasmine Pearl Tea Company, 724 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Superstition Review, Shenandoah, & Hayden's Ferry Review Joint Reading
Cost: Free
Join Superstition Review, Shenandoah, and Hayden's Ferry Review on Thursday, March 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Jasmine Pearl Tea Company (724 NE 22nd Ave. Portland, OR 97232) for a reading of poetry and prose from their pages. Readers will include Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Alicia Mountain, Alison Stine, Isaac Yuen, Shamala Gallagher, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Paul Luikart, Allison Wilkins, and Brad Wetherell.
Contact: Katie Berta

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tea Chai Té, 616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

New Poets New Poems
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Take a quick lunch break from the Convention Center and join us Thursday, March 28 for an offsite reading by Elias Baez, Samuel Cheney, Amanda Cox, Cydnee Devereaux, Carlina Duan, Kathryn Heummerle, Chris Ketchum, Erik G. Neave, and Marlo Starr. Hosted by Kimberly Kemler and Madelin Parsley.
Contact: Kimberly Kemler
Organization: the MFA programs at Johns Hopkins Univerity, University of Oregon, and Vanderbilt

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Happy Hour with Poetry International, Calypso Editions & Locked Horn Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Poetry International, Calypso Editions, and Locked Horn Press celebrate their ongoing commitment to publishing exciting voices from the U.S. and around the world. Join us for a fun happy hour reading featuring poets from these three literary communities. Special guests include Kaveh Akbar, Jericho Brown, Ilya Kaminsky, Abby Chabitnoy, Katie Farris, Breeann Kyte Kirby, Jeff Leong, Paige Lewis, Jenny Minniti-Shippey, and Hope Wakube.
Contact: Jenny Minniti- Shippey
Organization: Poetry International / Calypso Editions / Locked Horn Press
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

A Reading & Celebration: University of Akron Press & Noctuary Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a celebration of Noctuary Press's and the University of Akron Press's latest titles. This reading and party will feature presentations of poetry by Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, whose book, The Unrhymables, launches this year, as well as readings by Brittany Cavallaro, Krystal Languell, and Tyler Mills.
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Noctuary Press & University of Akron Press

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Anhinga Press Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Anhinga Press poets Neil Aitkin, Joaquin Zijuatanejo, Tina Mozelle Braziel, and Andrea Jurjevic read at Passages Bookshop.
Contact: Jay Snodgrass
Organization: Anhinga Press
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Vermont Studio Center Alumni Happy Hour & Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for happy hour at Dig A Pony to celebrate Vermont Studio Center's creative community and enjoy readings by poets Nandi Comer, Zayne Turner, and Ryan Walsh, three VSC alumni and former writing program staff with recent debut collections. Meet and mingle with VSC staff, alumni, visiting writers, and friends.
Contact: Vermont Studio Center
Organization: Vermont Studio Center
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Crowne Plaza Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

UHCWP Social
Cost: Free
University of Houston alumni, current students, and prospective students are welcome to meet faculty and each other! Past students will be on hand specifically to chat jobs in publishing, working, and life inside (and out) of academia. Come toast soon-to-be-grads over light bites and conversation.
Contact: Giuseppe Taurino and Charlotte Wyatt
Organization: University of Houston Creative Writing Program
Organization URL: website

600 NW Naito Pkwy C, Portland, OR 97209

C&R Press Reading Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
C&R Press & Mastodon Publishing Reading Party featuring Jeffrey Skinner, Heidi Seaborn, Chris Campanioni, Amy Lemmon, Dustin Pearson, Dorin Schumacher, Kristina Marie Darling, Lelund Cheuck, Martin Ott, Travis Denton, Jacob Appel, and Ron MacLean.
Contact: C&R Press
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

McMenamins Ringlers Pub at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Tar River Poetry's 40th Anniversary/Iris Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please come celebrate Tar River Poetry's 40th anniversary and Iris Press's continued publishing success featuring Luke Whisnant, Tina Barr, Michael Spence, Susan O'Dell Underwood, Amy Wright, Karen Head, Dan Veach, and Lana K. W. Austin. There will be poetry! There will be revelry! There will be joy! Bonus: The venue is amazing!
Contact: Tar River Poetry & Iris Press
Organization: Tar River Poetry & Iris Press
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Navigating Literary Seas: An Evening of Readings and Conversation with Kyoko Yoshida and Masatugo Ono
Cost: $15 + Garden admission
Event URL: website
Critically-acclaimed Japanese novelists Masatsugu Ono and Kyoko Yoshida read from new works and converse with writer David Karashima about how crossing geographic and linguistic borders has shaped them as writers, honed their themes, and made them the versatile writers and translators they are today. In this conversation and bilingual reading, they’ll discuss how landscape, culture, and language have informed their craft.
Contact: Portland Japanese Garden
Organization: Portland Japanese Garden
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Secret Forest Books, 3561 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Witches in the Woods
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
To celebrate conference weekend, Ayahuasca Publishing presents a very special offsite reading show: Witches in the Woods, hosted by Secret Forest Books! Featuring the talents of Hanna Tawater, Rios de la Luz, Katie Farris, and Lizz Huerta. There will also be tarot card readings available prior to and after the show. Join the coven and prepare for the ritual!
Contact: Matt Lewis
Organization: Ayahuasca Publishing
Organization URL: website

McMenamins Chapel Pub, 430 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Translator Happy Hour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Two local translators' organizations, NOTIS and OSTI, invite all translators to join us for happy hour in a private room at McMenamins Chapel Pub. We're proud to have this conference come to the Pacific Northwest and we can't wait to meet you!
Contact: Shelley Fairweather-Vega
Organization: Northwest Literary Translators & OSTI
Organization URL: website

Nurture Realty, 1100 SE Division St #120, Portland, OR 97202

Readings from Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Contributors to the anthology Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty will read their poems and essays. Readers include Debbie Brosten, Roberta Feins, Tanya Ko-Hong, Ellaraine Lockie, Bernadette Murphy, Diane Raptosh, Lisa Rizzo, Cathie Sandstrom, and host Marcia Meier. Join us for blush-worthy readings and light refreshments. Visit us at the Saddle Road Press table at the Bookfair!
Contact: Marcia Meier, Co-Editor
Organization: Weeping Willow Books
Organization URL: website

IRPC, 318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214

Nightboat Books Group Reading!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Nightboat Books is thrilled to host a rapid-fire group reading featuring frontlist, backlist, and forthcoming authors: Allison Cobb, Eleni Sikelianos, Aldrin Valdez, jayy dodd, Laura Moriarty, Fred Schmalz, Gracie Leavitt, Dawn Lundy Martin, Marwa Helal, Stephanie Young, Hazel White, Chad Sweeney, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Ely Shipley, Duriel Harris, and more TBA!
Contact: Andrea Abi-Karam
Organization: IPRC
Organization URL: website

PUSH X PULL, 821 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

A Portland Reading by Cream City Review, The Accomplices, & Storm Cellar
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Cream City Review, The Accomplices, and Storm Cellar are so excited to present this offsite reading featuring the following fabulous writers: Lisa Low, Anni Liu, Haley Fedor, Soham Patel, John Gallaher, Mike Sonksen, Elaine Terranova, Matt Gavin Frank, traci kato-kiriyama, and Leah Noble Davidson! Join us on Thursday, March 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to start your conference right. The venue has generously allowed for people to BYOB (yes, your own beer and wine).
Contact: Su Cho
Organization: Cream City Review, The Accomplices, & Storm Cellar
Organization URL: website

800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

UL Lafayette Graduate Creative Writing Program Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Please join the Creative Writing Program from UL Lafayette for an offsite reading featuring work from graduate students.
Contact: Hannah E Chapple

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Lab at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Free Verse Editions Reading
Cost: Free
Free Verse Editions is proud to sponsor a reading by an exciting array of talent: Jennifer Atkinson, Matthew Cooperman, Elizabeth Jacobson, Ger Killeen, L.S. Klatt, Peter Kline, Chris Kondrich, Eric Pankey, Brittany Perham, Ethel Rackin, Siobhan Scary, Cole Swensen, Jon Thompson, and Tracy Zeman. The reading is a short distance from the main event and promises a wide variety of great poetry without being a marathon. Put it on your calendar and come on out!
Contact: Jon Thompson
Organization: Free Verse Editions
Organization URL: website

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Pitt Press Short Fiction Winners
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join two of Pitt Press' Drue Heinz Literature Prize winners for readings and a lively discussion of their work. Featuring current winner Brad Felver and his collection The Dogs of Detroit, and Leslie Pietrzyk and her collection This Angel on My Chest. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Contact: Maria Sticco
Organization: University of Pittsburgh Press
Organization URL: website

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom, 2006 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Remembering Zach Doss: A Reading & Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A celebration of writer and editor Zach Doss, hosted by Brian Oliu. Zachary Doss (1984-2018) served as editor-in-chief of Gold Line Press and editor of the literary journal Black Warrior Review. His work has been widely published in journals and magazines, and his novel Boy Oh Boy won the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction (forthcoming from Red Hen Press). He was an ardent supporter of feminist and anti-racist causes as well as gay rights. His queer speculative fiction imagined new possibilities for human connection within a surreal, darkly funny future.
Contact: Essy Stone

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Froelick Gallery, 714 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

PLAYA Meet & Greet
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join alumni and friends of PLAYA Residency Program for Artists and Scientists. Mingle with former residents, come for the 7 p.m. keynote by PLAYA's Executive Director, Rebecca. Learn about PLAYA's new initiatives and how to stay in touch. Wine, light eats, and conversation.
Contact: Rebecca Lawton
Organization: PLAYA
Organization URL: website

5:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction Anthology Release Party
Cost: Free
Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction is an anthology featuring work by writers of color. Featuring flash readings by SJ Sindu, Tyrese Coleman, Marlin M. Jenkins, Maggie Su, Christopher Gonzalez, Alvin Park, Yalie Kamara, C. Pam Zhang, Ruth Joffre, Alicita Rodriguez, Monterica Sade Neil, and Gene Kwak.
Contact: Megan Giddings

6:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Tiny's Coffee, 2032 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Mississippi Review & DIAGRAM Present...
Cost: Free
Mississippi Review and DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press present four readers: Eloisa Amezcua, author of From the Inside Quietly, Natalie Bakopoulos, author of The Green Shore, Jessica Johnson, author of In Absolutes We Seek Each Other, and Maya Popa, author of You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave.
Contact: Lawrence Lenhart
Organization: Mississippi Review & The DIAGRAM
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

830 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227

Books & Brass: An Evening of Prose, Poetry, and Live Jazz
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Conium Review & Conium Press present a night of readings from Theodora Bishop, Ashley Farmer, TJ Fuller, Simone Person, Caitlin Scarano, Rebecca Schiff, Christine Texeira, and Eliza Tudor. Readings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with book signings and mingling to follow. Plus there will be free swag from Conium Press! After the readings, you are invited to stay for a live jazz performance from the Michael Raynor Quartet starting at 8:00 p.m. Please note: The readings are free, but there is a $5 cover if you stay for the music.
Contact: James R. Gapinski
Organization: The Conium Review
Organization URL: website

925 SW Washington Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Incite: Queer Writers Read
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. To create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Readers: Penny Guisinger, Stephanie Adams Santos, Sam Roxas-Chua, Barrie Jean Borrich, and Violet Defiant. A reading series for Queer writers curated by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray.
Contact: Kate Gray
Organization: Literary Arts
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CARGO, 81 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214

PLUME Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a reading to mark the official launch of our annual print anthology, this year's Plume Poetry 7. A stellar lineup of poets will read their work, including Annie Finch, Peter Cooley, Nicole Cooley, Alice Friman, Terese Svoboda, Patricia Clark, Scott Withiam, David Baker, Dennis Nurkse, Lloyd Schwartz, Daniel Tobin, Mark Irwin, and Clare Rossini, with perhaps a few others. Always a lively affair! This year we are at CARGO, a very short Uber or Lyft ride away. Afterwards, we'll repair to a nearby bar/restaurant, where, of course, the conversations and gossip continue.
Contact: Daniel Lawless. Editor, PLUME
Organization: Plume Poetry
Organization URL: website

Bota Bar, 606 NE Davis St, Portland, OR 97232

Rutgers-Newark MFA Mixer and Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for an evening celebration and reading of fiction and poetry by students and alumni of the Rutgers-Newark MFA Program. We encourage potential applicants to come learn more about our program. All welcome.
Contact: Ana Portnoy Brimmer, Andy Gallagher, Ananda Lima,
Organization: Rutgers-Newark MFA Program
Organization URL: website

Old Town Pizza & Brewing, 226 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

Janet Burroway and Writing Fiction: A Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a toast to creative writing legend Janet Burroway on the occasion of the release of her classic text, Writing Fiction, in its tenth edition, now published by the University of Chicago Press. Pizza, beverages, and ghostly suspense will be provided at Portland’s famously haunted Old Town Pizza & Brewing, just across the Steel Bridge from the Convention Center.
Contact: Jenny Ringblom
Organization: The University of Chicago Press
Organization URL: website

Portland Burger, 304 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

The Swamp: An Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join writers from The Swamp Literary Magazine's past three issues and from our forthcoming fourth issue all in one cozy spot, closely located to the Oregon Convention Center and right in downtown Portland. Our talented readers in no particular order: Michael Schmidtke, Christina Cook, Gary Lemons, Sonya Dunning, Brooke Larson, Joshua Bernstein, Manda Frederick, John Sibley Williams, and Rebecca Gonshak.
Contact: Mary Leauna Christensen
Organization: The Swamp Literary Magazine
Organization URL: website

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Tupelo Press 30/30 and Conference Alumni Reading and Reunion
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at history Taborspace for the fourth annual reading of poet-alumni of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and Conferences. A stellar lineup of contributing poets will read from their poems and have the opportunity to meet one another, sometimes for the first time. Light refreshments will be available and we welcome the public to attend!
Contact: Kirsten Miles
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

Beulahland Coffee & Alehouse, 118 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Northwestern University MA/MFA Faculty and Graduate Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a prose and poetry reading with faculty and students from Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies MA in Writing and MFA in Prose & Poetry programs. The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Amy Danzer and Christinte Sneed
Organization: Northwestern University, School of Professional Studies - MA in Writing, MFA in Prose & Poetry
Organization URL: website

Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Hawthorne Room, 435 NE Wasco St, Portland, OR 97232

Fairfield MFA and Woodhall Press Reading and Reception
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the Fairfield University MFA program and Woodhall Press for a reading and reception celebrating recent alumni publications. With Susan Smith Daniels, winner of the Fairfield Book Prize for The Genuine Stories; James M. Chesbro, author of A Lion in the Snow; Running Wild Press author Reuben "Tihi" Hayslett, reading from Dark Corners; and LaRue Cook, author of Man in the Rearview Mirror. Refreshments and drinks served. This event is accessible and open to the public.
Contact: Fairfield University MFA
Organization: Fairfield University and Woodhall Press
Organization URL: website

Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse, 2223 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Southwest Presses Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come join us for a relaxing poetry reading at Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse. Featuring readings from Southwest Presses: Rinky Dink Press (Phoenix, AZ), Tolsun Books (Tolleson, AZ & Las Vegas, NV), and Zeitgeist Press (Las Vegas, NV). Authors include: Letisia Cruz, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Jared Duran, Elizabeth Hellstern, Korbin Jones, Heather Lang Cassera, Kit Keller, Ashley Naftule, Shawnte Orion, David Pischke, Cody Wilson, and more!
Contact: Heather Lang Cassera
Organization: Tolsun Books
Organization URL: website

333 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204

Running Out at Foot Traffic Portland
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to join us at 6:00 p.m. for a group run from Foot Traffic Downtown, Portland's premier running shop. At 7:00 p.m, Dave Essinger will read and sign copies of his ultra-running novel Running Out. All are welcome, for the run or the reading or both! Refreshments will be available.
Contact: Dave Essinger
Organization: Foot Traffic Portland
Organization URL: website

Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

University of Alaska Anchorage MFA Program Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading of new work by UAA MFA faculty, alumni, and current students. The usual suspects will include Elizabeth Bradfield, Daryl Farmer, Erin Hollowell, Tamar Shai, Sherry Simpson, and many others. Support independent bookstores!
Contact: David Stevenson
Organization: University of Alaska Anchorage MFA Program
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Fierce Love: The Field Office Collective Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We're doing it again! The Field Office is coming together for a collective reading this Spring, featuring: Kazim Ali, Curtis Bauer, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Ansel Elkins, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis, Ross Gay, Tyehimba Jess, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limón, Adrian Matejka, Gregory Pardlo, Steve Scafidi, and Marcus Wicker. More information: http://fieldofficeagency.com/love
Contact: The Field Office
Organization: The Field Office
Organization URL: website

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center, 435 NE Wasco St, Portland, OR 97232

Disability Literature Consortium Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
DLC open reading, featuring Susanne Antonetta, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jennifer Bartlett, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Cade Leebron, Raymond Luczak, and Dora Raymaker. This event is free and will be ASL-Interpreted.
Contact: DLC
Organization: Disability Literature Consortium
Organization URL: website

Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Burning Deck Exhibit and Tribute to Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop
Cost: Free
A display of Burning Deck publications from the past sixty years, including rare letterpress editions and magazines, along with a casual reading celebration, with many collaborators, friends, and former students of the Waldrops reading from favorite Burning Deck or Waldrop books. Featuring Alejandro de Acosta, Rae Armantrout, Kristin P. Bradshaw, Lee Ann Brown, Matthew Cooperman, Danielle Dutton, E. Tracy Grinnell, Aaron Kunin, Jena Osman, Lisa Pearson, Sarah Riggs, Martin Riker, Lynn Xu, Magdalena Zurawski, and others. Exhibit open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, readings begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Heidi Broadhead
Organization: Wave Books / PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Writers Resist Anthology Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Writers Resist: The Anthology contributing writers—along with those from Rise Up and Poets Reading the News—for a marathon Resistance Reading at Rontoms. Catch the last 30 minutes of Rontoms' happy hour for yummy pub food and drinks, and stay for a few hours of rage, hope, bewilderment, activism, and camaraderie. For more information, contact WritersResist@gmail.com.
Contact: Kit-Bacon Gressitt
Organization: Writers Resist literary journal
Organization URL: website

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Resistance Collective: A Collaborative Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a rousing evening of political poetry. This collaborative event will include work from contributors to Rise Up Review, Writers Resist, and Poets Reading the News. Because resistance is fertile.
Contact: Sonia Greenfield

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Black Hat Books, 2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Reading from Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California
Cost: Free
Fire and Rain editors Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan will be joined by the following contributors for a reading from the anthology: Ellen Bass, Dane Cervine, Carol Dorf, Maureen Eppstein, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jack Foley (with Sangye Land), liz gonzalez, and Judith McCombs. “Day and Nolan have done a considerable service to select and gather these poems. Their ample anthology provides a generous record of California poets’ love and concern for their common world. What more important theme can we in this golden land share?” —from the Foreword by Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate, 2015–2018
Contact: Lucille Lang Day
Organization: Scarlet Tanager Books
Organization URL: website

The Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick St, Portland, OR 97217

Phantom Drift/Muse: A Contributor Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An unheard-of cornucopia of contributors to these two journals will read from strange, fantastical works at the storied North Portland bar. Showcased readers include Nate Liederbach, Brandon Courtney, Brittany Corrigan, Sara Gutkowski, Joanna C. Valente, Aaron Ansett, Gale Marie Thompson, David Memmott, Gregg Murray, and Matt Schumacher. Prizes and giveaways may prevail. Surely, you too will have a great time! Music will follow.
Contact: Phantom Drift
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Tender Table: Food & Storytelling by Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ashley Toliver, & Amy Lam
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans men, and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color. We seek out narratives about the sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community. At Tender Table, all are welcome—expect to be immersed in stories, and sample delicious food prepared by the speakers. Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (Omnidawn). Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press). Amy Lam is the John & Renee Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi.
Contact: Stacey Tran
Organization: PNCA
Organization URL: website

913 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Trio House And Gold Wake Press Reading!
Cost: Free
Come join us for an evening of food, drink, and incredible writing! Artress Bethany White, Michelle Battiste, Tamara J. Madison, Sarah Anne Strickley, Kyle McCord, Talia Bloch, Eileen G'Sell, Erin Stalcup, and Andy Briseño.
Contact: Kyle McCord
Organization: Gold Wake Press and Trio House Press

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Strange Theater: A Menagerie of Fabulists
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening of strangeness and magic as a group of writers in the fabulist vein read their work. The event will be punctuated by multiple raffle drawings. Books by authors will be available for purchase and signing. Readers include Anne Valente, Brenda Peynado, Micah Dean Hicks, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Jennifer Pullen, Anca Szilagyi, Michelle Zamanian, Joy Balio, and Lucas Church.
Contact: Sequoia Nagamatsu

The Big Legrowlski, 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Words at the Mic
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join The Boiler, New Delta Review, Redivider, and Southeast Review for an evening of words for this year's conference! Featuring readings from Nabila Lovelace, Taneum Bambrick, Hai-Dang Phan, Ginger Ko, Kelly Grace Thomas, Jenny Molberg, Ángel Garcia, Diannely Antigua, Paul Tran, Dana Diehl, Irène Mathieu, and Angie Sijun Lou.
Contact: THE BOILER, New Delta Review, Redivider and Southe
Organization: THE BOILER, New Delta Review, Redivider and Southeast Review
Organization URL: website

Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

The Feminist Press & TAYO Literary Magazine at Ori Gallery
Cost: Free
The Feminist Press and TAYO Literary Magazine invite you to join writers and editors in a round-robin event of flash readings celebrating the Louise Meriwether Prize, a contest to honor debut women and nonbinary writers of color. The winner of the contest’s third year will be announced. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale. To learn more about the book prize, visit: https://www.feministpress.org/louise-meriwether-first-book-prize/ or http://www.tayoliterarymag.com/first-book-prize/
Contact: Melissa R. Sipin
Organization: The Feminist Press & TAYO Literary Magazine
Organization URL: website

Widmer Brothers Brewing, 929 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Happy Hour Reading: Spalding's School of Creative and Professional Writing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Doors at 6:30 p.m, reading at 7:00 p.m. by award-winning writers and Spalding faculty and alumni Lynnell Edwards, Douglas Manuel, John Pipkin, Katy Yocom, Peter Field, and Catherine Rush. Widmer Brothers Brewing is on the MAX Yellow Line, an easy trip from the Convention Center. Join us for a bite, a beverage, and literary doings to relax after a long day of conferencing! The event is free, ticketless, open to all, and is sponsored by the generosity of Kurt and Ann Widmer.
Contact: Katy Yocom
Organization: Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing
Organization URL: website

Rock Bottom Brewery, 206 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

RHINO Reading and Book Launch Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a glorious evening of all the free poetry your ears can hold! Nine featured readers — Brandon Jordan Brown, Rick Bursky, Marcene Gandolfo, Perry Janes, Alicia Mountain, Emily Perez, CT Salazar, Alix Anne Shaw, Jeremy Wilson — plus open mic for RHINO poets and launch of our gorgeous new 2019 issue. There will be cake!
Contact: RHINO
Organization: RHINO
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

​Cassidy's Restaurant, 1331 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

PEN Northwest Wilderness Residency Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We welcome you to a gathering of former and current recipients of PEN Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency at the historic Cassidy’s Restaurant, a Portland institution. Sip a Queen of Spades or a local brew/wine while listening to a stellar lineup of alums share their work. Hear tales of off-the-grid adventures while residing in Southwest Oregon’s remote Rogue River Canyon, one of America’s last remaining wild places. Readers include John Daniel, Langdon Cook, Martha Silano, Keetje Kuipers, Henrietta Goodman, and Tessa Hulls. Full dinner menu. Come early to grab a seat!
Contact: Martha Silano
Organization: PEN Northwest, the Northwest branch of PEN American Center
Organization URL: website

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

Second Profession Brewing Company, 5846 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

A Literary Trivia Night in Portland!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us on Thursday, March 28th at 6:45 p.m. at Second Profession Brewing for a literary themed trivia night and social hour! Come network with fellow conference-goers as you play six rounds of literary trivia. You're welcome to show up with a team, but you don't have to, the whole point is to come meet other folks and get to know them over a game! Prizes will be awarded to the winning team (the prize is writer's elixir, aka beer). Come through with your best literary puns. See you soon!
Contact: Lynn Yu

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

T.C. O'Leary's, 2926 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Reading with Jackson, Pollock, and Shanahan
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Marcus Jackson, Iain Haley Pollock, and Charif Shanahan join forces for an offsite reading at T.C. O'Leary's! Come hear poems and then stay for a couple rounds with us.
Contact: Iain Haley Pollock

Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Beyond the G Word: American Armenian Writers Live
Cost: Free
Armenian-American poets and writers read work that addresses immigration, diaspora, exile, war, and liberation. This reading centers their identity between East and West, between POC and white, challenging the “single story” of the Armenian genocide of 1915. With roots in Lebanon, Armenia, Syria, and Marash, and Turkey, these writers share work that reflects and celebrates their diverse, multi-faceted lives. Featuring Arminé Iknadossian, Lola Koundakjian, Shahé Mankerian, Nancy Agabian, Lory Bedikian, and Veronica Pamoukaghlian.
Contact: Nancy Agabian

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Border Crossing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Five authors share fiction, poetry, and stand-up comedy that explore the boundaries of where creativity can take us. Featuring Nina LaCour, winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award and nationally bestselling author of We Are Okay; Shanthi Sekaran, author of Lucky Boy, NPR Best Book of 2017; Zahra Noorbakhsh, comedian, writer, cohost of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, deemed a “must-listen” by O, The Oprah Magazine; Vernon Keeve III, poet, teacher, and author of Southern Migrant Mixtape; and Laura Joyce Davis, fiction writer, Fulbright scholar, and winner of Poets & Writers Exchange Award.
Contact: Laura Joyce Davis
Organization: Annie Bloom's Books
Organization URL: website

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Filament/Portland State MFA Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Filament Series, curated by students and alumni of the Portland State MFA Program, presents readings by Alex Behr, Cynthia Gomez, Kate Jayroe, Christopher Merkner, and Leni Zumas.
Contact: Patrick Brogan
Organization: Filament Reading Series
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

ADX, 417 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Reading with Dorothy, Ellipsis, FC2, and Sidebrow
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A night of readings by new authors from Dorothy, a publishing project, Ellipsis Press, FC2, and Sidebrow. Readers include Cristina Rivera Garza, Sabrina Orah Mark, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Evelyn Hampton, Carol Guess and Aimee Parkison, Aurelie Sheehan, Anna Maria Hong, and Joanna Howard.
Contact: Joanna Ruocco & Jason Snyder
Organization: FC2 & Sidebrow

The Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Fire & Desire: An Evening with the Affrilachian Poets
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Affrilachian Poets Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Crystal Good, Ellen Hagan, Randall Horton, Amanda Johnston, Shayla Lawson, and Frank X Walker for an evening of Fire & Desire in the library of Portland's notoriously historic 50 Shades of Grey hotel.
Contact: Shayla Lawson
Organization: The Affrilachian Poets
Organization URL: website

White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Crazyhorse, NELLE, Birmingham Poetry, and Southern Humanities Review Come to Portland!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Crazyhorse, NELLE, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Southern Humanities Review present an evening of readings at the White Owl Social Club. Readers include Allison Joseph, Matt Miller, Caitlin Horrocks, and Shena McAuliffe.
Contact: Crazyhorse, Southern Humanities Review, NELLE, Bir
Organization: Crazyhorse, Southern Humanities Review, NELLE, Birmingham Poetry Review

Corporeal Writing, 510 SW 3rd St #101, Portland, OR 97204

Offsite From the Edges
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an offsite reading in downtown Portland. We'll be hosting an unforgettable lineup of readers, including Garth Greenwell, Carmen Maria Machado, Terese Mailhort, Alexander Chee, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
Contact: Corporeal Writing
Organization: Corporeal Writing
Organization URL: website

Blackfish Art Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Poets of the Southwest & West Poetry Readings
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Poets of the Southwest & West: join us for an exciting evening of poetry hosted by 3: A Taos Press with award-winning authors from the press coming together for readings from their newest books in this beautiful and artistic venue.
Contact: Andrea L Watson, Publisher
Organization: 3: A Taos Press
Organization URL: website

McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

In His Own Words: A Tribute to Brian Doyle
Cost: Free, but ticketed
Event URL: website
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for drinks and snacks! Join Orion editor Chip Blake, The Sun editor Sy Safransky, and authors, critics, and teachers from around the country who will read from Brian Doyle's work. Readers include (in alphabetical order): Robin Cody, David James Duncan, John Freeman, Jourdan Imani Keith, Michael N. McGregor, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kim Stafford, and Joe Wilkins.
Contact: Orion and The Sun
Organization: Orion and The Sun
Organization URL: website

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), 318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214

No Grit, No Pearl
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join University of Hell Press authors and friends in an evening showcase of stories demonstrating true grit. This night will be one of the best ways to see, hear, and meet new creatives in one of the best creative (DIY/publishing) spaces in town!
Contact: Eve Connell
Organization: University of Hell Press
Organization URL: website

Tea Chai Té, 616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Lithic Press, Pulpmouth, & Reality Beach
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Lithic Press, Reality Beach & Pulpmouth present an offsite reading! Thursday, March 28th at Tea Chai Té, 616 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214. Please join Lithic Press, Pulpmouth, and Reality Beach for a literary celebration featuring readers Kierstin Bridger, Jalayna Carter, Sam Roxas-Chua 姚, Jennifer Rane Hancock, Adam Houle, Karen Lee, Richard Lucyshyn, Juan Morales, Danny Rosen, Adam Tedesco, S. Tourjee, and C.L. Young.
Contact: Adam Tedesco
Organization: Lithic Press
Organization URL: website

Teutonic Wine Company, 3303 SE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Mixology: A Trans-Genre Cabaret
Cost: Free (food & drinks optional)
Event URL: website
Mix it up with drinks, small plates, and transcendent poet-performers: Lee Ann Brown, Timothy Liu, Roxi Power, Michael Ruby & Larkin Higgins, Sam Truitt, Prageeta Sharma, and Ronaldo Wilson serve up tempting fare, from sound art to screen art, Neo-Benshi, to secret poetry concoctions. Ample seating in a cool tavern venue that regularly features Sunday jazz nights, ten minutes from the Oregon Convention Center. https://teutonicwines.com/events/
Contact: Roxi Power

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Muzzle/Vinyl Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Annual Muzzle/Vinyl Offsite Reading! We love bringing you this reading every year. Here's who will be reading this time around: Jessica Abughattas, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Adam Falkner, Matty Layne Glasgow, Maya Marshall, jamie mortara, Christopher Rose. Cup & Bar is fully accessible and close to the Convention Center (0.3 miles). It has some lovely and inexpensive eats and drinks. We hope to see you!
Contact: KMA Sullivan
Organization: Vinyl Poetry and Prose
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Unsolicited Press Meet and Greet
Cost: Free
Authors and members of the staff will be hosting a no-frills meet-and-greet in the bar area of Deschutes in the Pearl. This is perfect time to meet authors and get to know the folks from Unsolicited Press. This is a casual event.
Contact: Unsolicited Press

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Circa 33 (Speakeasy), 3348 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Iowa Young Writers' Studio 20th Anniversary Celebration & Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A party and reading to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, a creative writing program for high school students at the University of Iowa. In a secret speakeasy behind a nondescript book shelf we'll have food, a cash bar, and a reading featuring IYWS teachers, counselors and students from the distant past to the present, including Maria Kuznetsova, Anjali Sachdeva, Vu Tran, Margaret Reges, Patrice Hutton, and Adrienne Raphel. All are welcome!
Contact: Stephen Lovely

Slide Inn, 2348 SE Ankeny St, Portland, Oregon 97214

The Wayward Writers of the Literary Kitchen
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
There's a big, huge conference in Portland, a massive gathering of writers. Come to this reading of Ariel Gore's Wayward Writers who spend time in her Literary Kitchen. Start time is 7:00 p.m., done by 8:30 p.m. Hang around talking from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The lineup includes Melissa Wolf, Missy Ladygo, August Cabrera, Meg Weber, Laraine Herring, Ky Delaney, Tomas Moniz, China Martens, Mai'a Williams, Dot Hearn, Emily Skelding, and Ariel Gore. No cover, free event, 21+ venue. Check the venue and contact them for questions regarding venue. ADA accessible venue.
Contact: Jenny Forrester and Ariel Gore
Organization: Ariel Gore's Literary Kitchen
Organization URL: website

Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine St, Portland, OR 97214

Sarabande's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Be one of the first 100 people to join our 25th anniversary celebration and get a free signature cocktail! Play ping pong with your friends and Sarabande authors, take photos in our photo booth with takeaway print outs, or dance away the night under a disco ball! Wear your best silver-studded, sequined, or foiled dresses and capes for the ultimate glam night.
Contact: Danika Isdahl
Organization: Sarabande Books
Organization URL: website

PSU Native American Student & Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201

Center Justify: An Offsite Extravaganza
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come join us for readings, performances, food (dinner will be served!), camaraderie, and more. This event is co-sponsored by The Accomplices (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Entropy, Writ Large Press), De-Canon: A Visibility Project, Whitenoise Project, Asian American Writers' Workshop, Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, and The Operating System.
Contact: Janice Lee
Organization: The Accomplices
Organization URL: website

Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Not My President! An Evening of Solidarity & Dissent
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Authors from Not My President, The Anthology of Dissent, read works of resistance, solidarity, and hope at the incredible venue of Ford Food and Drink. Portland's Thoughtcrime Press gathered voices from around the world in this anthology, including National Book Award winners, visual artists, New York Times Best Sellers, poets laureate, singer-songwriters, high school students, and children of illegal immigrants, all united in their opposition to the policies of Donald Trump. Join us to support local businesses, meet fantastic authors, and share hopes and ideas for building a better future.
Contact: Joshua Gaines
Organization: Thoughtcrime Press
Organization URL: website

665 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97227

Not A Cult Showcase
Cost: $15
Event URL: website
Join Not a Cult for its offsite showcase featuring Yesika Saglado, Safia Elhillo, Karla Cordero, Rhiannon McGavin, and more to be announced. A book signing will follow the reading.
Contact: Daniel Lisi

Revolution Hall, The Sunset Room, 1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Black Lawrence Press Reading & Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come join as we celebrate a selection of our recently-published titles. Ryan Patrick Smith, Claudia Cortese, Denise Bergman, Rob Carney, Sarah McKinstry-Brown, Jeanann Verlee, sam sax, and Marc McKee will read from their work. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres to be served.
Contact: Gina Keicher
Organization: Black Lawrence Press
Organization URL: website

Blue Sky Center for Photographic Arts, 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

From Your Mouth to God's Ear
Cost: By donation
Event URL: website
Interfaith Muse hosts writers and performers to respond playfully to spiritual questions and early photographic works by Barbara Kruger. Readers and performers include Sanderia Faye, Sara Mumolo, L. Ann Wheeler, Rajiv Mohabir, and others. Refreshments will be served. Hijinks may ensue.
Contact: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo
Organization: Interfaith Muse
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Studio Faro, 420 SW Washington St #302, Portland, OR 97204

Augury Books, Belladonna*, & Noemi Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Augury Books, Belladonna*, & Noemi Press for an offsite reading. Free and open to all. Light refreshments available and books for sale. Readers: t'ai freedom ford, Alicia Jo Rabins, Arisa White, Samuel Ace, Caroline Crumpacker, Grace Shuyi Liew, Jessica Rae Bergamino, and Sara Borjas.
Contact: Belladonna* Collective
Organization: Noemi Press
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Live Wire with Mitchell S. Jackson, Lori Gottlieb, Mohanad Elshieky, and Revel In Dimes
Cost: $20.00 – $35.00
Event URL: website
Join Emmy and heart-winning host Luke Burbank for a recording of Portland's own nationally syndicated radio show with author Mitchell S. Jackson, psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, comedian Mohanad Elshieky, and musical guest Revel In Dimes.
Contact: Christian Sager
Organization: Live Wire
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

18 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Lost Horse Press Offsite Reading and Book Signing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Lost Horse Press for an offsite reading and book signing featuring Piotr Florczyk, Jason Gray, Tami Haaland, Julie Kane, Melissa Kwasny, and Philip Memmer reading from their recently released books. Following this reading, we invite you to stay for the Lost Horse Press Nasty Women Poets Reading & Book Signing at the Cardinal Club beginning at 10:00 p.m. Immerse yourself in an entire evening of Lost Horse Press literary excellence!
Contact: Christine Holbert
Organization: Lost Horse Press
Organization URL: website

Portland Burger, 304 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Gold Line Ricochet Authors Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at Portland Burger for a reading (and karaoke) of authors published by Los Angeles-based Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions, two small presses dedicated to publishing innovative, non-traditional, trans-genre and/or genre-less works. The two presses are run by students and alumni of the University of Southern California’s PhD Program in Creative Writing. Portland Burger is a family-run restaurant with beautiful murals and a guitar-shaped bar, offering a full bar and vegetarian options.
Contact: Stephen van Dyck
Organization: Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Imperial in Hotel Lucia, back of lobby, 400 SW Broadway, Portland OR, 97205

Lana Turner Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come for finger food and great readers (Sara Deniz Akant, Rae Armantrout, Shane Book, Forrest Gander, Andrew Joron, Douglas Kearney, Rodney Koeneke, Joyelle McSweeney, Rusty Morrison, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Felicia Zamora, and Andrew Zawacki). Comfortable chairs. One mile from the Oregon Convention Center, downtown West Side, in the Hotel Lucia/Imperial (these names seem to overlap).
Contact: Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry & Opinion
Organization URL: website

Slaughters Portland, 219 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

Queer Mixer
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for our annual Queer Mixer! Together Lambda Literary and the LGBTQ Writers Caucus will host another fantastic gathering of the queerest of queer writers at this year's conference! Mixer occurs right after the LGBTQ Writers Caucus Meeting. So come to the meeting for business, then go to the mixer for biznass, okay? Okay. The mixer will take place at Slaughters Portland, "Portland's Premier Gay Nightclub." It is a twenty minute walk over the Steel Bridge (cross the Willamette River towards downtown, in the Gay district of Portland).
Contact: William Johnson
Organization: Lambda Literary/LGBTQ Writers Caucus
Organization URL: website

Cider Riot!, 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Offsite Reading with Unicorn Press
Cost: Free
Unicorn Press will host a reading from poets Dan Albergotti ("Of Air and Earth;" The Use of the World), Julie Swarstad Johnson (Pennsylvania Furnace), Stephen Lackaye (Self-Portrait in Dystopian Landscape), Lynn Otto (Real Daughter), Crystal Simone Smith (One Window's Light), Ross White (How We Came Upon the Colony; The Polite Society). Join us from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Cider Riot, located just a half-mile from the Oregon Convention Center: Cider Riot! 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
Contact: Andrew Saulters
Organization: Unicorn Press
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Submission Presents PNW Writers
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Submission Reading Series presents a PNW-themed reading featuring writers Jamondria Marnice Harris, Quenton Baker, Jessica Mehta, Rob Schlegel, and Ally Harris. The event will also feature local musicians Jamondria Harris, Kevin Holden, and Emma Browne, and some of the sets will blend poetry and music. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Ally Harris
Organization: Submission Reading Series
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

The Poetry Brothel
Cost: $40
Event URL: website
Inspired by the turn-of-the-century brothels in New Orleans, Paris, and Buenos Aires, many of which functioned as permissive spaces where marginalized, fringe, and avant-garde artists could experiment and perform their work, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within carefully constructed characters who share their work through staged public performances, spontaneous immersive eruptions, and most distinctly, as purveyors of intimate poetic experiences in private spaces.
Contact: Stephanie Berger
Organization: The Poetry Society of New York
Organization URL: website

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Platypus Press Presents: Wildness
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join your host, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, for an amazing night of words from two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani, National Book Award longlistee Chen Chen, and and Anisfield-Wolf fellow Leila Chatti.
Contact: Michelle Tudor & Peter Barnfather
Organization: Platypus Press
Organization URL: website

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Femme Force
Cost: Free
Please join us for a dynamite evening of queer femme brilliance featuring the voices of Wendy C. Ortiz, Amber Dawn, Larissa Lai, SJ Sindu, Barrie Jean Borich, and Ariel Gore. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
Contact: Sailor Holladay

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Bar Botellon, 606 NE Davis St, Portland OR 97232

Reading with Black Warrior Review and Bat City Review
Cost: Free
Join us for readings by Edgar Kunz, Naima Yael Tokunow, Ndinda Kioko, Tyler Barton, Tasha Coryell, Madison McCartha, and other writers from the pages of Bat City Review and Black Warrior Review.
Contact: Leah Hampton
Organization: Bat City Review
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Disturb & Enrapture: A Sibling Rivalry Press Offsite Event
Cost: Free
Sibling Rivalry Press presents Wendy Chin-Tanner, George Abraham, Ruben Quesada, Kay Ulanday Barrett, KMA Sullivan, Joseph Osmundson, Kate Leland, Sarah Browning, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, C. Russell Price, and Jesse Rice-Evans, along with host Collin Kelley. Accessible location! Cool people! Free and open to the public! This venue is within walking distance from the Convention Center. Disturb & Enrapture!
Contact: Bryan Borland
Organization: Sibling Rivalry Press
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Tin House Party
Cost: $5
Event URL: website
Join Portland publisher Tin House as they celebrate their 20th anniversary and welcome the literary conference to Rip City with an evening of poetry and dancing. Tin House Books authors Hanif Abrurraqib, Erica Dawson, Morgan Parker, and Tommy Pico will be reading from their latest collections, with DJ Mami Miami providing the after-reading dance party (until 1:00 a.m).
Contact: Tin House
Organization: Tin House
Organization URL: website

9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Thick in the Throat, Honey presents: Iterations, Improvisations, & Collaborations
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Thick in the Throat, Honey (poet Claudia F. Savage and musician John C. Savage) presents an evening of daring collaborations with PDX composers and improvisers (Dan Sasaki, Jonathan Sielaff of Golden Retriever, Mikaela Schey, Rain Hobbs, Brandon Conway of halfbird, and Juniana Lanning of Fluff & Gravy Records) and local and visiting writers (Lauren Camp, Lezlie Amara Piper, Skyler Reed, and Jennifer Foreman), along with other special guests! As with all collaborations, even we don't know what will happen, but with this crew there will be fire and subversive delight.
Contact: Claudia F. and John C. Savage
Organization: Thick in the Throat, Honey duo
Organization URL: website

10:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

SEMO Press Presents...
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We'll be hosting readings by current and future authors who have published or will be publishing book with our press. Readers include Maureen Aitken, Jeffrey Condran, Brad Aaron Modlin, and Rainie Oet.
Contact: James Brubaker

10:00 pm to 11:45 pm

The Triple Lindy, 1000 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Late-Night Reading at The Triple Lindy
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Burnside Review Press, Forklift, Ohio, and Slope Editions for a late-night reading at The Triple Lindy. Readers will include Abraham Smith, Caroline Cabrera, Darcie Dennigan, Shauna Hannibal, David Rutschman, Cassie Donish, BJ Soloy, Julianne Neely, and Thea Brown. Reading begins at 10:30 p.m. and goes into the wee hours. Full bar and food menu will be available.
Contact: Sid Miller
Organization: Burnside Review Press
Organization URL: website

18 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Nasty Women Poets Anthology Reading & Book Signing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The resistance continues! Hear contributors to Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017) read their poems at this event hosted by Lost Horse Press and Co-Editors Grace Bauer and Julie Kane. Contributors who wish to read: please sign up when you arrive. The Cardinal Club is a 30-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the Convention Center. Food and drink available until midnight.
Contact: Christine Holbert, Grace Bauer, Julie Kane
Organization: Lost Horse Press
Organization URL: website

Friday, March 29, 2019

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St, Portland, OR 97232

Beloit Poetry Journal Offsite Reading Extravaganza
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us at this event featuring BPJ contributors and our 2019 Adrienne Rich Award judge Patricia Smith. Only half a mile from the Oregon Convention Center, there will be refreshments, ample seating, and journals for sale along with contributors' new titles. Our readers will be Christine Gosnay, Daniel Arias-Gómez, francine j. harris, Meg Day, Jehanne Dubrow, Joe Wilkins, Martha Silano, Corey Van Landingham, Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, and Patricia Smith.
Contact: Jessica Jacobs
Organization: Beloit Poetry Journal
Organization URL: website

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE ML King, Jr. Blvd. Portland OR 97232

Roof Books Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us as we celebrate two new poetry books from Roof, The Riot Grrrl Thing by Sara Larsen and Thought Balloon by Kit Robinson. The authors will read and sign copies. It will be fun. See you there at noon, hour of the smallest shadow!
Contact: Kit Robinson
Organization: Roof Books
Organization URL: website

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

EcoTheo Review Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading featuring Eduardo C. Corral, Chelsea Dingman, Nancy Reddy, C. T. Salazar, Kyle Schlesinger, Leah Silvieus, and Claire Wahmanholm.
Contact: Jason Myers
Organization: EcoTheo Review
Organization URL: website

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219

Tour the William Stafford Archives
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kim Stafford, Poet Laureate of Oregon, invites interested writers and teachers to a tour of the William Stafford Archives at Lewis & Clark College, hosted by Zach Selley, Archivist. We will see how a writer's papers can be expertly preserved, with finding aids leading to every draft of every poem in Stafford's first two books, the 20,000 pages of daily writing, manuscripts, letters, photographs, films and other resources for learning from the practice of a beloved poet.
Contact: Kim Stafford
Organization: Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis & Clark College
Organization URL: website

2:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Independent Publishing Resource Center, 318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214

Book Sewing and Reading with Wave Books and the IPRC
Cost: Free
Come help Wave Books and Portland's own Independent Publishing Resource Center make an edition and learn how to sew a simple booklet. Then, join us in the same space for a reading of Wave poets, including Aaron Kunin, Tyehimba Jess, Danielle Dutton, Dorothea Lasky, Joshua Beckman, Magdalena Zurawski, Michael Earl Craig, Prageeta Sharma, Rachel Zucker, Rodney Koeneke, Rick Meier, Matthew Zapruder, John Beer, Alejandro de Acosta, and Dara Wier. Book sewing goes from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m; the reading goes from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact: Ryo Yamaguchi
Organization: Wave Books / The Independent Publishing Resource Center

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The Black Earth Institute (About Place Journal) & Cutthroat Journal
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Black Earth Institute (About Place Journal) and Cutthroat's Truth to Power anthology unite for a luminous reading with Pam Houston, Annie Finch, Wang Ping, Patricia Smith, Lauren Camp, Pam Uschuk, Austin Smith, Jacqueline Johnson, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Todd Davis, Claudia F. Savage, D.J. Lee, JM Miller, Melissa Tuckey, Zoe Brigley, Janel Cloyd, Tiffany Higgins, Julia K. Dasbach, Madrona Holden, Daniel J. Martin, Genevieve Manset, Pam Uschuk, Aliki Barnstone, Nickole Brown, Beth Alvarado, Heidi Erdrich, Howie Faerstein, William Luvaas, Melissa Studdard, Dan Vera, Tom Fate, and Jesse Waters.
Contact: Claudia F. Savage
Organization: Black Earth Institute (About Place Journal) and Cutthroat, a journal of the arts
Organization URL: website

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

555 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Gold Wake Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for a celebration and reading by incredible authors from Gold Wake Press! Brandon Amico, Dana Diehl and Melissa Goodrich, Franky Frances Cannon, Kelly Magee, Nick Courtright, David Wojciechowski, and Kyle Flak.
Contact: Kyle McCord
Organization: Gold Wake Press

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Counter-Desecration Release Party Reading & Remedying
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Contributors to Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene will read entries and other poetic works. Please join us for an afternoon of collective remedying with: Dan Beachy-Quick, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Susan Briante, Allison Cobb, Alicia Cohen, Allison Hedge Coke, Matthew Cooperman, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Adam Dickinson, Linda Russo (co-editor), John Pluecker, Tyrone Williams, and a reading in memoriam to co-editor Marthe Reed.
Contact: Linda Russo

1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Queering the Desert: A Reading featuring Queer Writers from UNLV & KU
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for happy hour and a reading of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction featuring queer writers from the desert and plains at Crush Bar, Portland's reigning Best LGBTQ bar 2015-2018 & 2017's best overall bar in Portland. Readers include MFA & PhD students and graduates of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Kansas: Kayla Miller, Alice Keller, Zach Wilson, Brett Salsbury, and Lisa Favicchia.
Contact: Kayla Miller
Organization: NV Arts Council
Organization URL: website

4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Tupelo Press Native Voices: Reading and Launch Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft, and Conversations, edited by CMarie Fuhrman and Dean Rader. This reading and party will feature presentations of original poetry by anthology contributors. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212

PageBoy Magazine Happy Hour!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join PageBoy Magazine for happy hour at Rose City Book Pub! We'll have over seventeen glorious readers reading seventeen-word poems from our latest issue devoted entirely to that form. "Simply the newest and most exciting literary form in recent memory! We unapologetically give it 17 honks!" –The Harpo Marx Review of Brevity. Full list of performers at the PageBoy Magazine blog!
Contact: Thomas Walton
Organization: PageBoy Magazine
Organization URL: website

Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The Half-Queer. All Southern. All Really Short Readings happy hour (with snacks)
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Start the night off with a hoot—free snacks and southern readings (half queer, all really short) by Nick White, tammy lynne stoner, Samuel Snoek-Brown, and Bradley Bazzle, MC'd by hilarious stand-up comedian Belinda Carroll! RSVP on Facebook to get the lowdown.
Contact: God, or their executive assistant

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Poets of the Southwest & West Poetry Readings
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
In our favorite independent bookstore in Portland, Mother Foucault's Bookshop, please join 3: A Taos Press award-winning poets as they read from their newest books and celebrate another exciting conference together.
Contact: Andrea L Watson, Publisher
Organization: 3: A Taos Press
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Forest Avenue Press Small Press Showcase
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Portland’s Forest Avenue Press in celebrating authors from ten small presses! Alex DiFrancesco, Tom DeMarchi, Wendy J. Fox, Casandra Lopez, D. Keali‘i MacKenzie, Ron Maclean, Angela Mitchell, Rheea Mukherjee, Liz Prato, and Michael Shum will read from their recently published books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at a women/GLBTQ-owned independent bookstore. Snack and beverages provided! Accessible space, only one mile from the Convention Center.
Contact: Liz Prato
Organization: Forest Avenue Press
Organization URL: website

Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

University of Mississippi MFA Reception
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join current University of Mississippi MFA faculty, students, alumni, and friends at the Bit House Saloon for drinks and conversation. We will be celebrating recent publications and generally carousing. Drink tickets available for UM folks and their friends. The Directors of the Longleaf Writers Conference will also be present along with conference alumni. Come see us at the UM MFA/Longleaf table at the Bookfair for more info.
Contact: Matt Bondurant
Organization: University of Mississippi MFA Program
Organization URL: website

Cardinal Club, 18 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Triple Book Release Party
Cost: Free
Come celebrate the release of three new poetry collections: Abigail Chabitnoy's How to Dress a Fish (Wesleyan UP), Kristin George Bagdanov's Fossils in the Making (Black Ocean) and John Sibley Williams's As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Books). With additional readings by Melissa Resser Poulin, C.L. Young, and Philip Schaefer.
Contact: Kristin George Bagdanov

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

WITS Alliance Happy Hour & Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The WITS Alliance hosts a happy hour and reading at Literary Arts. Readers will include current and former WITS writers: Michelle Ruiz Keil, Brian Parker, Alex Behr, Matty Layne Glasgow, Lisa O’Neill, Sierra Nelson, Carla Diaz, Matthew Burgess, Niki Herd, Paige Quiñones, and Monica Prince. Open to the public, and will include informational materials about WITS programs nationwide.
Contact: WITS Alliance
Organization: WITS Alliance
Organization URL: website

SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, OR 97214

Words & Wine: An Evening with the Napa Valley Writers' Conference
Cost: Free, advance tickets required
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening of readings by once and future faculty and alumni from the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, while enjoying small bites and a no-host bar featuring local vintages. The event will be held at the Southeast Wine Collective, a community urban winery, restaurant, and wine bar serving handcrafted food, curated wine flights, and wines by the glass from producers in Portland, the nearby Willamette Valley, and afar. Faculty readers include: Lan Samatha Chang, author of three books, including the critically acclaimed novella All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and the novel Inheritance, Mitchell S. Jackson, Major Jackson, and Ada Limón; NVWC alumni Blas Falconer, Van Khanna, Nichole Perkins, and Marci Vogel.
Contact: Napa Valley Writers' Conference
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Paramount Hotel, mezzanine, 808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205

Happy Hour x4: Talking Writing, Tahoma Review, Solstice, & Pangyrus
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Talking Writing, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, The Tahoma Literary Review, and Pangyrus for an event celebrating writers, editors, and you. Enjoy complimentary gourmet bites and antipasto. Cash bar. Super easy transport via Portland MAX from Lloyd Center to Director's Park stop at the Paramount, 808 SW Taylor Street.
Contact: Jennifer Jean
Organization: Talking Writing Magazine
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Holocene Portland, 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

S**tholes of the World Unite: A Poetry Reading in Translation
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring an extensive list of some of our most recognized translator-poets reading poetry in English translation from s**thole countries, those named and unnamed. In solidarity and as a form of resistance to the imperialist, racist, and sexist ideologies which divide us, and in recognition of how English language translation plays a prominent role in making works of poetry available and creates international networks for political and social solidarity and change.
Contact: Katherine Hedeen and Jake Levine

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Flash Bonanza
Event URL: website
This flash reading of flash fiction, brief nonfiction, and short poetry will bring together writers from several universities: the Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati, the MFA at the University of Central Florida, the Ph.D. at the University of Houston, and the Ph.D. at the University of Southern California. Come see the latest the "new kids on the block" have to offer.
Contact: Brenda Peynado
Organization: University of Central Florida MFA
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Fixin' To, 8218 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

Readings from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening of readings from Black Lawrence Press' anthology of collaborative writing. Edited by Simone Muench, Dean Rader, Sally Ashton, and Jackie K. White, They Said includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms. Readers include: Amorak Huey, Todd Kaneko, Martha Silano, Ben Clark, GennaRose Nethercott, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Denise Duhamel, Julie Marie Wade, Jennifer Givhan, Alicia Elkort, Kelly Magee, Carol Guess, John Gallaher, G.C. Waldrep, Tyler Mills, Kendra DeColo, Callista Buchen, Amy Ash, Isobel O’Hare, Sarah Lyn Rogers, and Kyle McCord.
Contact: Gina Keicher
Organization: Black Lawrence Press
Organization URL: website

The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Perugia Presents Poetry at The Waypost
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Perugia Press and seven of its poets for a reading at The Waypost! Featuring Catherine Anderson (The Work of Hands), Jenifer Browne Lawrence (Grayling), Lisa Allen Ortiz (Guide to the Exhibit), Megan Peak (Girldom), Nancy K. Pearson (Two Minutes of Light), Lynne Thompson (Beg No Pardon), and Corrie Williamson (sweet husk). The Waypost is a great place to grab a bite and a drink. We'll have short readings, books for sale and signing, and celebration of poetry in community. See you there!
Contact: Perugia Press

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Nightwood Society, 2218 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

Coast to Coast Dinner: A Meal to Celebrate 60 Years of Poetry Northwest
Cost: $35
Event URL: website
We're dining Portland-style to celebrate Poetry Northwest's 60th anniversary along with friends from BOA Editions and the UBC MFA program. Join us for a West Coast meets East Coast dinner cooked up by chef Sarah Schneider, including drinks and dessert. Brief readings by Ellen Bass, Geffrey Davis, Erika Meitner, Keetje Kuipers, Leila Chatti, Alix Ohlin, Nancy Lee, and David Hernandez will punctuate the evening, along with music by Ed Skoog's bluegrass band The Hill Williams. Expedition Press will commemorate our night with letterpress swag for each guest to take home. Reserve your ticket now!
Contact: Poetry Northwest
Organization: Poetry Northwest
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr, Portland, OR 97232

Omnidawn/speCt! Poets Read
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Omnidawn (https://www.omnidawn.com/) and speCt! (http://spectbooks.com) for readings by Jennifer S. Cheng, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Joseph Rios, Ching-In Chen, Jan-Henry Gray, and Will Vincent. Books from each writer for sale through the bookstore, beverages for your refreshment courtesy of the presses! Free admission.
Contact: Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel
Organization: Omnidawn
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Red Hen Press' 25th Anniversary Celebration
Cost: Free
Celebrate Red Hen Press' 25th Anniversary with us! Drinks and food at Portland's coolest cider house! Featuring a poetry reading with esteemed guests Dorianne Laux, Joshua Mensche, Maggie Smith, Francesca Bell, and Matty Layne Glasgow.
Contact: Red Hen Press
Organization: Red Hen Press
Organization URL: website

Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Portland Experience
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Portland is known for books, tea, wine, and kombucha. We'll have all four! Browse books in a PDX bookstore, while sampling free tastes of local tea (Townshend's), wine (Rex Hill), and kombucha (Brew Dr.). All makers will be on hand to talk about their product, share samples, and facilitate purchase if desired—all while spending time in a cozy and very Portland bookstore.
Contact: Another Read Through

McMenamin's Broadway Pub, 504 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

All We Know of Pleasure Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for a reading from All We Know of Pleasure by featured poets Jayne Relaford Brown, Katherine Riegel, Wendy Barker, Jill Bialosky, June Sylvester Saraceno, Jane Ann Devol Fuller, Moira Egan, and Idris Anderson. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early! Praise for All We Know of Pleasure: “I read it with my whole body, dripping with delight” –Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Misfit’s Manifesto.
Contact: Blair / Carolina Wren Press

Portland Northwest Hostel Cafe, 1810 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

WTAW Press and Friends
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join WTAW Press for a night of "why there are words" with WTAW Press authors and friends. Featuring Anita Felicelli, Jimin Han, Louise Marburg, Angela Mitchell, Barbara Roether, Sarah Stone, Naomi J. Williams, and Olga Zilberbourg. Reading is free and open to the public, and the venue offers food and drink before, during, and after the reading.
Contact: Peg Alford Pursell
Organization: WTAW Press / Why There Are Words
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Urban Studio, 935 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

The Katherine Dunn Celebration
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
We invite you to join the Pacific Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, along with Tin House Books, to celebrate the life of Katherine Dunn. Dunn is the author of Geek Love and On Cussing, and was a member of the Pacific MFA in Writing faculty. Special guests include memoirist Debra Gwartney, editor Tony Perez, and poet Dorianne Laux. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary drink, and live music along with stories and advice on how to cuss like a writer. Friday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, with a special short program starting at 7:00 p.m. at Urban Studio in the Pearl District.
Contact: Pacific MFA in Writing office
Organization: Pacific MFA in Writing program
Organization URL: website

Ori Gallery, 4038 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Beyond Resilience: A Sick, Disabled, Chronic Pain, & Mad Queer Showcase
Cost: Free
An Offsite event, "Beyond Resilience: A Sick, Disabled, Chronic Pain, & Mad Queer Showcase," co-sponsored by Lambda Literary Review + Nat. Brut. With Rachel McKibbens, Aurielle Marie, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Kay Ulanday Barrett, and more! Friday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Kay Ulanday Barrett
Organization: Lambda Literary Review and Nat.Brut

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR, 97212

Politics & Pints
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
East Coast poet Leah Umansky and West Coast poet Dena Rash Guzman cohost an evening of political poetry from both coasts for "Politics & Pints" at Rose City Book Pub. Readers include Chiwan Choi, Meg Day, Jen Fitzgerald, Dena Rash Guzman, Robert Lashley, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Leah Umansky.
Contact: Leah Umansky

Xhurch, 4550 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Brown Literary Arts MFA Student Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading featuring graduate students from the Brown University Literary Arts MFA program. Join us for readings in fiction, poetry, and digital language arts, and say hello! With readings by current MFA students Stine An, Emma Post, Zarif Adnan, John Moran, Jennifer Chukwu, Mariana Roa Oliva, Molly Schaeffer, Ian Anderson, and Theo Ellin Ballew. Doors at 6:00 p.m. Reading starts at 6:30 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the venue.
Contact: Stine An
Organization: Brown University Literary Arts MFA Program
Organization URL: website

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

TriQuarterly's Annual Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
TriQuarterly will celebrate sixty years in publication with readings from recent contributors, including Jericho Brown, LaTanya McQueen, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Gabriela Garcia, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Bonnie Nadzam, and Brian Komei Dempster. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Contact: TriQuarterly
Organization: The Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program at Northwestern University

6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Paddy's Bar & Grill, 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

U Georgia Press & Pleiades Press Reading
Cost: Free
Come join eight writers with University of Georgia Press and Pleiades Press read at Paddy's Bar & Grill, the oldest Irish pub in Portland! UGA readers: Wang Ping, John Lane, Clinton Crockett Peters, and Jenny Spinner. Pleiades readers: Heidi Czerwiec, Ashley M. Jones, Bianca Stone, and Luis Panini.
Contact: Clinton Crockett Peters
Organization: University of Georgia Press and Pleiades Press

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

OpenHaus Coworking, 5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

Partnered Reading with the Broader Community
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
This is a partnered reading where publishing and book marketing professionals create work in response to, and inspired by, pieces from emerging and aspiring authors. The readers have paired up and created together over the past couple months and each pair will read on stage at the OpenHaus. Idea is to connect more experienced authors with up and coming writers and promote creativity and mentorship. All are welcome to attend this free public literary reading. We've got around twenty-five readers currently from all over the country, and each person will read an original piece that's about five to seven minutes long. Our lineup of readers is full at this point but we have plenty of room for audience members to come out and enjoy the many amazing performances!
Contact: Cristina Deptula and Ross Robbins
Organization: The Beyond Publicity panel

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

1122 Gallery, 1122 SE 88th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Dough: Art and Poetry
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us at 1122 Gallery for a poetry reading and the opening of Dough, by Los Angeles artist Stacy Elaine Dacheux. Dacheux's drawings investigate simple processes: small gestures which awaken the power of aesthetics. Her films sweep these illustrations into live-action performances mirroring imagery and quotes from other artists to develop a personal multigenre narrative. At 1122, she will screen her latest Super 8 film. Readers include Cynthia Arrieu-King, Henry Hoke, Adrienne Walser, Melissa Benham, Liz Greenhill, Lily Landers, Richard Froude, and Neelanjana Banerjee.
Contact: Stacy Elaine Dacheux / Jesse Morse
Organization: 1122 Gallery
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Floyd's Old Town Coffee, 118 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

CantoMundo Ten Year Anniversary Reading
Cost: Free
CantoMundo is celebrating it's ten-year anniversary this year and we want to celebrate! We'll be hosting a reading at Floyd's Old Town Coffee Shop on Friday, March 29, starting 6:30 p.m. Voices in the reading include Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and Emily Perez. The event is free of charge, so feel free to drop in for coffee and the many talents of our people! This event is co-sponsored by Somos en escrito, Apogee Journal, and The Acentos Review.
Contact: CantoMundo

6:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209

The Resistance is Femme (AF)
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join poets Lauren K. Alleyne, Ryka Aoki, Denice Frohman, Amanda Johnston, Ada Limón, Anastacia-Renée, and Patricia Smith for a rapid-fire reading in celebration of Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, every poet who breathed life into to the anthology, and all who embrace their feminist power and energy in order to connect, support, and heal one another. Hosted by the editors, Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Dani Barnhart
Organization: Adelphi University MFA Program in Creative Writing
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Norse Hall, Lodge Room, 111 NE 11th St, Portland, OR 97232

Book Launch: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Melissa Crowe, & Jessica Jacobs
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us to welcome four new books into the world: Laure-Anne Bosselaar's These Many Rooms (Four Way Books), Nickole Brown's To Those Who Were Our First Gods (Rattle), Melissa Crowe's Dear Terror, Dear Splendor (U of Wisconsin Press), and Jessica Jacobs' Take Me With You, Wherever You're Going (Four Way Books). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7 p.m, followed by a signing. Light refreshments will be provided.
Contact: Jessica Jacobs

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

It’s My Party, I’ll Cry If I Want To: Celebrating Ten Years of Electric Lit and the Rumpus
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Two of your favorite online literary sites are turning ten this year, which is basically 100 in internet years. Help Electric Literature and The Rumpus move into double-digits and celebrate ten years of championing new voices and creating a home for literature online. Featuring readings from Kaveh Akbar, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ryan Chapman, Bonnie Chau, R.O. Kwon, and Talin Tahajian! Free drinks and birthday cake (while supplies last)! Sponsored by Aevitas Creative Management.
Contact: Halimah Marcus and Marisa Siegel
Organization: Electric Literature and The Rumpus

Tea Chai Té, 616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Acre Books, Essay Press, Lavender Ink, Reality Beach & Tarpaulin Sky
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Acre Books, Essay Press, Lavender Ink, Reality Beach & Tarpaulin Sky for an offsite reading at Tea Chai Té. This event will feature readings by Diana Arterian, Rebecca Brown, Vincent A Cellucci, Hannah Dow, Shira Dentz, Steven Dunn, Matthew Kirkpatrick, William Lessard, Anthony Robinson, and Amie Zimmerman.
Contact: Adam Tedesco
Organization: Reality Beach
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Union/Pine, 525 Pine St, Portland, OR 97214

Diode Editions Author Readings & Reception
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Union/Pine to celebrate the brilliance of our authors and forthcoming catalog with an evening of readings from Dorothy Chan, Jehanne Dubrow, Paul Guest, Jared Harél, Randall Mann, Philip Metres, Simone Person, Emilia Phillips, Ricky Ray, sam sax, and KC Trommer. Free food and cash bar.
Contact: Patty Paine, Editor-In-Chief
Organization: Diode Editions
Organization URL: website

6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

The Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 255, 2nd floor, Portland, OR 97202

Saint Julian Press Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Saint Julian Press Poetry Reading from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Tendue, located in the Ford Building. Featured poets include: Elizabeth Cohen, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Melissa Studdard, Elaine Fletcher Chapman, Fred LaMotte, Aimee Baker, and Ron Starbuck. People are encouraged to bring their own beverages, we'll order pizza or something similar. From 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we will meet and greet. The poetry reading will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:15 p.m.
Contact: Ron Starbuck
Organization: Saint Julian Press, Inc.
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Featherless Series
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tonight at Mother Foucault's! Readings from Joe Milazzo, author of Crepuscule with Nellie and two poetry collections; Andrea Lambert, author of Jet Set Desolate and mistress of the trauma porn personal essay; Tiffany Promise, celebrated slam poet, author of Broken and many chapbooks; Alana Saltz, editor of Blanket Sea and Disability activist with writing in the Huffington Post, Bustle, and elsewhere. This reading is in memorial of Katie Jacobson who ran featherless: a reading series with her domestic partner Andrea Lambert from 2010 to 2012. Please come hear our screams, cries, and words!
Contact: Andrea Lambert
Organization: featherless: a reading series
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Atelier26 Books, Moss, & Friends
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Portland's independent publisher Atelier26 and Pacific Northwest literary journal Moss at the historic Ford Building for a reading featuring three Atelier26 authors in company with several marvelous Pacific Northwest writers: Jason Arias (Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion), Margaret Malone (People Like You, PEN/Hemingway Finalist), Donna Miscolta (Hola and Goodbye, Doris Bakwin Prize winner), Woody Skinner (A Thousand Distant Radios, PEN/Bingham Semi-Finalist), Sidney Wade (Bird Book), and Kristen Millares Young (Subduction). Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. (Venue is readily accessible by Portland MAX line and/or streetcar).
Contact: M. Allen Cunningham
Organization: Atelier26 Books
Organization URL: website

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Cheers! Gertrude Turns 21
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Gertrude doesn’t look a day over 20! Join Gertrude literary journal in celebrating 21 years bringing queer lit and art into your lives, with readings from American Book Award winner, and NEA and Guggenheim grant fellow, Jericho Brown; internationally recognized performance artist, visual artist, and writer Wayne Bund; and award-winning poet and scholar Arisa White, alongside last year’s Gertrude chapbook winners, Joe Jimenez, Wendy Oleson, and Malcom Tariq. In between the words, records will spin and strange, free raffle items will be given away.
Contact: Gertrude rabble rousers
Organization: Gertrude Press
Organization URL: website

Literary Arts Portland, 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

VONA's 20th Birthday Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading for VONA's birthday! Our 20th! Join us on March 29 at 7pm for VONA love! David Mura, Dickson Lam, Faith Adiele, Beth Bich Minh Nguyen, Aya de Leon, Samiya Bashir, Alan Pelaez, Reyna Grande, Juliet P. Howard, and Elmaz Abinader. Hosted by M. Evelina Galang. We are the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color and are celebrating our 20th year in nurturing writers of color.
Contact: Elmaz Abinader
Organization: VONA
Organization URL: website

Jade Lounge, 2348 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214

Reading by University of Oregon Alums
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebrate alums of the University of Oregon MFA Creative Writing Program and their work at this featured reading and open mic event. We’ll read Tsunami Books style, so if you’re a UO MFA alum, we’ll do our best to squeeze you in for two to four minutes. Refreshments available from the Jade Lounge.
Contact: Tina Mozelle Braziel

Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214

A Reading for the Adventurous
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Isthmus and Big Fiction for a reading full of guts and grit at Base Camp Brewing Company. Featuring Dustin M. Hoffman, Geoff Bouvier, and others TBA soon!
Contact: Taira Anderson & Juan Carolos Reyes

Psychic Sister, 1829 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

A Vision
Cost: $25
Event URL: website
An epic gathering of award-winning and cult favorite authors, poets, and artists celebrating queer and LGBTQ+ stories, hosted by Michelle Tea and featuring Brontez Purnell, Sassafras Lowrey, Nicole J Georges, Porochista Khakpour, Baruch Porras Hernandez, Beth Pickens, Jericho Brown, Ali Liebegott, Ariel Gore, Jamia Wilson, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Sarah Schulman, and Chelsey Johnson. $25 presale tickets for seating; sliding-scale for standing room and floor available at the door.
Contact: Michelle Tea

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

An Evening with The Sun
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Publishing The Sun each month doesn’t leave much time for us to meet readers. That’s why we’re looking forward to a special event on Friday, March 29, at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Sy Safransky, editor and founder of The Sun, and contributors John Brehm, Krista Bremer, David James Duncan, and Brenda Peynado will be reading their work and signing books. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Molly House
Organization: The Sun
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Erickson Gallery, 9 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Dzanc Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
#TeamDzanc: Nine short readings, plus drinks, snacks, and shenanigans. Friday, March 29: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Featuring: Julia Dixon Evans, Alice Hatcher, Jac Jemc, Chrissy Kolaya, Robert Lopez, Jarrett Middleton, Lance Olson, Emma Smith-Stevens, and Jason Tougaw. At the Erickson Gallery (a short walk from the convention center). 9 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Contact: Dzanc Books
Organization: Dzanc Books
Organization URL: website

DreamBox at the Jupiter Hotel, 900 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

The Iowa Review, Rescue Press, and CSU Present: The Best Offsite Reading Ever
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Iowa Review, Rescue Press, and CSU Poetry Center Present: The Best Offsite Reading Ever! Featuring: Kirstin Allio, Caren Beilin, Paola Capó-García, Camille Guthrie, Nicholas Gulig, Meron Hadero, Dora Malech, Madeline McDonnell, Sheila McMullin, Adrienne Raphel, and Lisa Wells. Friday, March 29th, 7:00 pm. At the DreamBox, Jupiter Hotel, 900 E. Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214.
Contact: Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Organization: The Iowa Review and Rescue Press

Corporeal Writing, 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

PNCA Offsite Reading with Kelly Sundberg & Stephanie Land
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join host Monica Drake from PNCA for an offsite reading with bestselling authors Stephanie Land and Kelly Sundberg at Corporeal Center, March 29, 7:00 p.m. Presented on behalf of the PNCA Low Residency MFA and the BFA programs.
Contact: Monica Drake
Organization: PNCA
Organization URL: website

Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204

A Mass Extinction Event: A Reading to Go Out On
Cost: Free
Join The Cupboard Pamphlet, Rose Metal Press, and New Michigan Press for a reading that will eat you alive. Featuring Sara Ryan, Ryan Ridge, Kelsie Hahn, Nicole Rivas, Maria Romasco Moore, Nicole Walker, David Carlin, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Emily Viggiano Saland, and Andrew Dally.
Contact: The Cupboard Pamphlet, Rose Metal Press, & New Mic
Organization: The Cupboard Pamphlet, Rose Metal Press, & New Michigan Press
Organization URL: website

The Big Legrowlski, 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Hastings College Press & Corpus Callosum Press Author Readings
Cost: Free
Join us for a beer and a literary buffet as fiction writer Ulrick Casimir, memoirist Brenna Wardell, and poet Michael Catherwood read from their latest work. This event is sponsored by Hastings College Press, Plainsongs Magazine, and Corpus Callosum Press.
Contact: Patricia Oman / Eric Tucker
Organization: Hastings College Press / Corpus Callosum Press
Organization URL: website

PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

Recovery Lit Up
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Listen to the powerful, inspiring writings and works in progress of recovery authors/writers Randall Horton, Kerry Beth Neville, Shannon Egan, Kristi Coulter, Andrew McKenna, Beth Ohlsson, Christopher Poulos, Perry Gaidurgis, and others (Portland writers) tentatively speaking. Join us at Friday night Recovery Lit Up with other conference attendees and the Portland recovery community. A free, fun event open to the public. The event will have free light food and refreshments. Sponsored and hosted by the 4th Dimension Recovery Center Portland, OR, Bridges To Change, and Resiliency Arts LLC, books available.
Contact: Tony Vezina
Organization: 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Organization URL: website

Stone Barn Brandyworks, 3315 SE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Station Hill Makes the Pacific Rim
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come hear Lea Graham, Erica Hunt, Tomer Inbar, Timothy Liu, Michael Ruby, Sam Truitt, and Marc Vincenz, with special guest stars Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang, read amid libations without limit. Located within a ten-minute drive of the Convention Center, Stone Barn Brandyworks, a human-scale distillery invested in our people, ingredients, and products, makes craft spirits that capture the essence of the Northwest. The mission of Station Hill Press is is to challenge and expand conceptions of human possibility.
Contact: Sam Truitt
Organization: Station Hill Press
Organization URL: website

La Casa Latina Student Center, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway Ste 229, Portland, OR 972

Macondo Reads: An Evening of Poetry and Prose with Macondo Writers Workshop
Cost: Free
The Macondo Writers Workshop is an association of socially-engaged writers working to advance creativity, foster generosity, and serve community. Founded in 1995 by writer Sandra Cisneros, the workshop gathers writers from all genres who work on geographic, cultural, economic, gender, and spiritual borders. Join us for an evening of poetry and prose by Macondistas: Norma Cantú, liz gonzález, Natalia Treviño, Karla Cordero, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Juan J. Morales, Sehba Sarwar, Vanessa Huang, Joseph Rios, Bonnie Cisneros, Leticia Del Toro, Casandra Lopez, and Melissa Bennett.
Contact: Melissa Bennett
Organization: La Casa Latina Student Center, Portland State University
Organization URL: website

Strum Guitar Bar, 1415 SE Stark St #C, Portland, OR 97214

Switchback Books and Counterpath Book Launch Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Switchback Books and Counterpath invite you to celebrate the launch of three new books: The Body In Language: An Anthology, edited by Edwin Torres, from Counterpath; Kristen Case's Principles of Economics from Switchback; and Irène Mathieu's Grand Marronage from Switchback. Join us at Strum Guitar Bar for drinks and readings by Rae Armantrout, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Kristen Case, Brandon Downing, Stefania Heim, Jen Hofer, Irène Mathieu, Tracie Morris, Urayoán Noel, Jenn Marie Nunes, and Edwin Torres.
Contact: Switchback Books and Counterpath
Organization: Switchback Books and Counterpath
Organization URL: website

1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Poetry at the Heathman Library
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening of poetry with William Brewer, author of I Know Your Kind, Eduardo C. Corral, author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Series Poets Award, Hafizah Geter, poet, editor at Little A Books, and VP of the AWP Women’s Caucus, Edgar Kunz, author of the upcoming Tap Out, Paige Lewis, author of Space Struck, and Marcus Wicker, author of Silencer, NAACP finalist, at the one of a kind Heathman Hotel Library! Friday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Heathman Hotel, Mezzanine Library, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205.
Contact: Jenny Xu

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Tupelo Press Reading & Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us as we celebrate Tupelo Press's most recent titles. This reading and party will feature presentations of new work by Nomi Stone, Joseph Campana, David Huddle, Geri Doran, Gregory Spatz, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Kevin McIlvoy, Jake Levine, Kristin Bock, Chaun Ballard, and Marlon Fick. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Kristina Marie Darling
Organization: Tupelo Press
Organization URL: website

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Sleepless in Portland: A Reading
Cost: Free
Join two lit mags and two presses for a life-changing reading. Boulevard, Cloudbank Books, Willow Springs Books, and Willow Springs Magazine will bring a wide range of talented authors to read their work in the lovely Rontoms in downtown Portland. The reading will feature Robert Long Foreman, Heikki Huotari, Amorak Huey, Holly Karapetkova, Laura Kasischke, Dennis Nurkse, Laura Reed, Dennis Schmitz, Dariel Suarez, and more. Come have a drink with us and listen to the sweet sound of prose and poetry being delivered straight to your own beautiful ears.
Contact: Leona Vander Molen

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Enso Winery, 1416 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Debut Authors '19 Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for a reading by over a dozen authors with debut books arriving (or already arrived!) in 2019. Readers will include Kate Hope Day (If, Then), Susan Bernhard (Winter Loon), K Chess (Famous Men Who Never Lived), Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina & Corina), Aatif Rashid (Portrait of Sebastian Khan), Julia Phillips (Disappearing Earth), James Charlesworth (The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill), Rachel Howard (The Risk of Us), Daniela Petrova (Her Daughter's Mother), Layne Fargo (Temper), William Dameron (The Lie), Marco Rafalà (How Fires End), Keena Roberts (Wild Life), and possibly more!
Contact: James Charlesworth
Organization: Debut Authors '19
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

SPD 50th Anniversary Reading & Karaoke Party
Cost: Free!
Event URL: website
Join Small Press Distribution, together with a cavalcade of publishers and singing poets, for our 50th anniversary celebration. It kicks off with a poetry reading featuring Gramma Poetry, City Lights, Ugly Duckling Presse, Birds LLC, Nightboat Books, and Krupskaya, followed by . . . Poet's Karaoke! Sign up and sing or just wallflower it—your choice—what happens at karaoke stays at karaoke. It all takes place in the gymnasium at the iconic Kennedy School, a former elementary school turned hotel-restaurant-brewery-event venue. We’ll provide the snacks!
Contact: Brent Cunningham
Organization: Small Press Distribution
Organization URL: website

Friendly House Gymnasium, 1737 NW 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

LIT in PDX
Cost: Free
Get down and let loose at this awesome offsite dance party! Five literary organizations have come together to host an evening featuring literary guest DJs Hanif Abdurraqib, Eloisa Amezcua, Alexander Chee, Melissa Febos, and MC Patrick Boyle. Join us for free swag, a cash bar, snacks, a photo booth, balloons, black lights, and so much dancing. Get your LIT on in Portland! #LITinPortland
Contact: Emily Gilbert
Organization: PEN America • Catapult • Bennington Writing Seminars • The Southampton Review • Stony Brook Southampton MFA

Irving Street Studio, 907 NW Irving St., Portland, OR 97209

The Future of Translation Party / Two Lines, The Literary Review, & Arkansas International
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tonight belongs to translation! Join us for a party to celebrate twenty-five years of Two Lines Journal with performances by Gregory Pardlo, Mónica de la Torre, Jennifer Grotz, Curtis Bauer, Will Schutt, Aaron Coleman, and many others. Join Two Lines, The Literary Review, and Arkansas International for an evening of mingling, reading, and thoroughly enjoying literary translation. Stop by booth 6048 for an updated list of readers and timings of the program, or visit our website.
Contact: Two Lines Press
Organization: Two Lines Press
Organization URL: website

The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Reading at The Cleaners
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Burnside Review Press, Alice James Books, Canarium Books, and Oversound for a reading at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. Readers will include Jane Wong, Kary Wayson, Franny Choi, Kenji C. Liu, Paul Killebrew, Darcie Dennigan, Michael Morse, Brian Teare, Margaret Ross, and Ronaldo V. Wilson. The event will also celebrate the release of the late Mark Baumer’s MEOW (Burnside Review Press). Doors open at 7 p.m. Free beer and wine.
Contact: Sid Miller
Organization: Burnside Review Press
Organization URL: website

Hotel Rose, 50 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Gival Press 20th Anniversary Reading Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please come and join Gival Press as we celebrate our 20th year on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Hotel Rose. Thaddeus Rutkowski, Cecilia Martinez-Gil, Tyler McMahon, Seth Brady Tucker, John Domini, Teri Cross Davis, CM Mayo, Elaine Ray, William Orem, and Jeff Walt will read from their work. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available.
Contact: Robert L. Giron
Organization: Gival Press
Organization URL: website

Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR 97232

Tavern Books Wrolstad Series Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Tavern Books for a celebration of the authors published through our Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series, a program that champions work by young female poets. Hear readings by Wrolstad poets Megan Levad (Why We Live in the Dark Ages, 2015 and What Have I to Say to You, 2018), Ruth Madievsky (Emergency Brake, 2016), Elsbeth Pancrazi (Full Body Pleasure Suit, 2017), and Wendy Chen (Unearthings, 2018). Cheap beer, pizza, and a special chapbook-anthology with new work by the Wrolstad poets will be available!
Contact: Natalie Garyet
Organization: Tavern Books
Organization URL: website

Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Porter House Review Launch Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Porter House Review will be celebrating our official launch at Blackfish Gallery. Join us and event emcee Cecily Parks for readings by Karen Russell, Lauren K. Alleyne, Michelle Donahue, Cheston Knapp, Tomás Q. Morín, and Luisa Muradyan; giveaways of signed books and broadsides; food and drinks; and a celebration of literary community.
Contact: Porter House Review
Organization: Porter House Review
Organization URL: website

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

YesYes Books Celebration!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please help us celebrate our new and forthcoming books! Check out this lineup! Diannely Antigua, Brandon Courtney, Aidan Forster, Matt Hart, Nabila Lovelace, Marty McConnell, Emily O'Neill, Tanya Olson, John Allen Taylor, Emily Vizzo. Food and drink coupon to the first fifty guests. Come early for starters! Cup & Bar is fully accessible and close to the Convention Center (0.3 miles). Come celebrate with us!
Contact: KMA Sullivan
Organization: YesYes Books
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

American Legion Post 134, 2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Love Never Dies, a Spooky Salon of Hellishly Poetic Proportions
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Love Never Dies, a Spooky Salon of Hellishly Poetic Proportions in Portland, OR! Presented by Spiderweb Salon, University of Hell, Spooky Girlfriend Press, and Thoughtcrime Press. Join us at everyone's favorite American Legion Post 134 in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Joshua Gaines
Organization: Thoughtcrime Press
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Shout House, 210 SE Madison St #11, Portland, OR 97214

Belles & Bitches: A Disruptive Debutante Ball
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Introduce yourself to impolite society! Join Southern Fried Karma for Belles & Bitches: a Disruptive Debutante Ball. We’re going to kick off the night with an open mic and then transition into a wild dance party directed by DJ Melvin. Open bar is on us, and we'll have some giveaways so you don’t leave empty-handed. Admission is free, but space is limited. Visit us at our Bookfair booth (#6002) to claim your exclusive invite and sign up to perform. Located at the Shout House in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, directly under the on-ramp to the Hawthorne Bridge.
Contact: Southern Fried Karma
Organization: Southern Fried Karma
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 11:45 pm

The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

Secret Creatures: A Reading & Show with Opossum
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
Opossum Magazine treads the fence line 'twixt music and literature. Live! Shayla Lawson and her Oceanographers explore the depths of Frank Ocean; The Thermals' Hutch Harris plays a solo set; and Opossum contributors Elena Passarello, Tatiana Ryckman, Cyrus Cassells, Melissa Stephenson, and many more read their work. Local acts Mule on Fire and The Weak Knees get you nodding your head and moving your feet, all midst the red velvet curtains of Portland's Secret Society. A small cover charge goes to the bands. First 25 through the door get a free copy of Opossum w/ 7" record!
Contact: John B. Edgar
Organization: OPOSSUM Magazine
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Devil's Den, 1520 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Airlie Press Poetry & Pinot
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Oregon's Airlie Press for a free night of poetry and pinot (or whatever vino you prefer). All ages are welcome to attend this evening of words, wine, and community.
Contact: Jessica Mehta
Organization: Airlie Press
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Red Hen Press' 25th Anniversary Celebration
Cost: Free
Celebrate Red Hen Press' 25th Anniversary with us! Drinks and food at Portland's coolest cider house! Featuring an omnibus reading with RHP's Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 authors Brittany Ackerman, Francesca Bell, Elizabeth Bradfield, Sarah Cannon, Katharine Coles, Kim Dower, Cai Emmons, Matty Layne Glasgow, Dolores Hayden, David Brendan Hopes, Susan Kinsolving, Gary Lemons, Raymond Luczak, Robert McDowell, Rob McCue, Tina Schumann, Kim Stafford, tammy lynne stoner, and Theresa Welford.
Contact: Red Hen Press
Organization: Red Hen Press
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 11:45 pm

Sidebar, Lompoc Brewing, 3901A N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Books & Brews
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Offsite reading, featuring: Susan Straight, Matt Bell, Randa Jarrar, Hanif Abdurraqib, Kevin Sampsell, Lydia Kiesling, Adrienne Celt, Miciah Bay Gault, Allegra Hyde, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Armin Tolentino, Beth Gilstrap, Michael Schmeltzer, David Leo Rice, and more. Free swag and a free raffle throughout the night. Readers will sign and have books for sale. Food, including gluten-free options, and Lompoc craft beer for purchase. Bar is open until midnight. Facility is accessible, indoors, all-ages. Parking is street parking only, and very limited; car service recommended.
Contact: Leah Angstman
Organization: Alternating Current Press
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Nightboat Books & Black Sun Lit Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Nightboat Books & Black Sun Lit for a reading at Passages Bookshop, featuring Erin Fleming, Evelyn Hampton, Gracie Leavitt, Eugene Lim, Fred Schmalz, and Aldrín Valdez.
Contact: Black Sun Lit
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gather Food and Drink, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232

Book Launch Party for Don't Read This Book
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Benjamin Gorman's fourth novel, Don't Read This Book, hits bookstore shelves on March 26th, and Not a Pipe Publishing wants to celebrate with all our friends and fellow authors who have been so supportive. We'll meet at Gather, the bar in the DoubleTree Hotel, to celebrate the launch (and the success of Not a Pipe's panel presentation earlier in the day). Hope to see you there!
Contact: Benjamin Gorman
Organization: Not a Pipe Publishing
Organization URL: website

Paddy's Bar and Grill, 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

An Evening with Witness & ALR
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Witness and the American Literary Review invite you to an evening of readings at Paddy's Bar and Grill. Come meet our editors and check out copies of our latest issues. Readers in poetry and prose include Jessica Guzman Alderman, Samar Fitzgerald, Jameelah Lang, Cade Leebron, John McCarthy, David Mura, Gale Marie Thompson, Ruvanee Vilhauer, and Kathleen Winter.
Contact: Hanna Andrews, Rebecca Bernard, Sebastian Parámo
Organization: Witness; American Literary Review
Organization URL: website

Cardinal Club, 18 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Oregon State MFA Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us for a reading from alumni of Oregon State University’s MFA program. Readers include Joe Aguilar, Maggie Anderson, Jessica Bartlett, Sally Blatt, Mike Chin, Sheila Dong, Karie Fugett, Taylor Grieshober, Sarah Kosch, Kate McIntyre, Steven Moore, Ben Sandman, Dahlia Seroussi, Cameron Shenassa, MacKenzie Smith, Natalie Villacorta, Michael Wasson, and Andrew Zingg.
Contact: Natalie Villacorta
Organization: Oregon State University

Beulahland, 118 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

co•im•press, Noemi Press, Obsidian & SRPR Reading
Cost: Free
co•im•press, Noemi Press, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, and SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) team up for an evening of poetry and prose at Beulahland, featuring Nick Mansito, Sarah Gzemski, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jake Syersak, Sasha Banks, Racquel Goodison, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Katherine M. Hedeen, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, and more.
Contact: Steve Halle

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Daedalus Books, 2074 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

Six Poets Walk Into a Canvas…
Cost: Free
Poetry and visual art have been hanging out together forever. Where’s the spark in that relationship given today’s image-saturated world? F. Douglas Brown, Dana Teen Lomax, Sawako Nakayasu, Paisley Rekdal, Sarah Rosenthal, and Valerie Witte will read from work that offers a contemporary take on the ekphrastic tradition.
Contact: Sarah Rosenthal and Dana Teen Lomax

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Chris Kraus, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Veronica Gonzalez Peña
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kraus, Shalmiyev, and Gonzalez Peña will read whatever they feel like, then talk about all the tough stuff for an hour long convo and blow your house down. Wolf On! Chris Kraus is the author of four novels and three books of art and cultural criticism. Her first novel, I Love Dick, was adapted for television. She is a co-editor of Semiotext(e). Shalmiyev is a feminist painter and writer living in Portland. She is the author of Mother Winter. Gonzalez Peña is a filmmaker and author of So Far From God, The Sad Passions, Twin Time: or, How Death Befell Me, and ​Juncture.
Contact: Sophia Shalmiyev
Organization: Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Organization URL: website

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 15 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR 97212

Diorama: Interior
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Five minutes from the convention center, Diorama is a hybrid life poetry series engaged in site and performer specific experience. The traditional stage of poetry readings is replaced with an interwoven space built of language, shape, and sound. Events hold poetry as an intimate art, bodily and specific to its creator as dance and singing are. Diorama: Interior is a village in echo, a dialogue on community through the eye of perceived isolation. Be here; be poetry. Featuring: Lisa Marie Basile, Julia Claire Tillinghast, Su Cho, Emily Kendal Frey, Brookes Moody, Kiely Sweatt, and Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein.
Contact: Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein
Organization: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Organization URL: website

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Big Legrowlski, 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Literary Bingo
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Lilla Lit for a fast and furiously fun hour of Literary Bingo. Got simile? Suffering? Satire? Snakes? Seattle? Bingo! Candy will be flung. Prizes will be won. Bring your best game. Our all-star lineup: Brian Benson, Kate Carroll De Gutes, Rachel King, Ramiza Koya, Jacqueline Keeler, Margaret Malone, Mary Milstead, Jennifer Perrine, Keith Rosson, Anca Szilagyi, and Valerie Wallace. Contact: Virginia Bellis Brandabur & Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet.
Contact: Virginia Bellis Brandabur & Lisa Gluskin Stonestre
Organization: Lilla Lit
Organization URL: website

9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

SFWP & Mason Jar Press Gala
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join SFWP and Mason Jar Press at Passages Bookshop for a reading and book launch with Elizabeth Geoghegan, Wendy J. Fox, Tyrese Coleman, Claire Rudy Foster, and Danny Caine. Free to attend & books & beer. Meet other SFWP & Mason Jar Press Authors.
Contact: Andrew Gifford

10:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mother Foucault Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Saturnalia Books Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Hear Saturnalia authors Star Black, Derek Mong, Martha Silano, and Hadara Bar-Nadav. Star Black and Martha Silano will read from their hot-off-the-presses spring 2019 poetry collections!
Contact: Saturnalia Books

10:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Oracle: Poetry & The Occult
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us in a safe, inclusive space for oracular rumination by poets who practice craft and craft! There will poems, bar breaks, pub food and drink, a back patio, invocations, and a ritual at midnight for healing in the literary community. Featuring Eva Bertoglio, Lisa Ciccarello, Jesse Carsten, Matan Gold, Katherine Factor, Sarah Bartlett, Rebecca Bridge, Coleman Stevenson, and Julie Wohlstetter.
Contact: Katherine Factor
Organization: KFactorwrites
Organization URL: website

Saturday, March 30, 2019

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Citizen Baker, 1089 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Poet Laureate Conversation
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kim Stafford, Oregon Poet Laureate, and Claudia Castro Luna, Washington Poet Laureate, invite all current and former fellow laureates (of nation, state, or city) to a conversation about forms of service through poetry—shop talk about special projects, outreach to diverse communities, and how we do the best we can to bring poetry to the people.
Contact: Kim Stafford & Claudia Castro Luna
Organization: Nortwhest Writing Institute
Organization URL: website

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

8900 NE Vancouver Way, Portland, OR 97211

C.C. Stern Type Foundry Open House
Cost: $5.00 donation suggested
Event URL: website
The C.C. Stern Type Foundry and Museum of Metal Typography is holding an open house from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Housed in a Northeast Portland industrial complex, the foundry and working museum are dedicated to cultivating the connection between the art of fine letterpress printing and the industry of making the metal ornaments and type that it requires. Come and visit one of the only type foundries between San Francisco and Vancouver, BC, and see how type is made.
Contact: Joseph Green
Organization: C.C. Stern Type Foundry and Museum of Metal Typography
Organization URL: website

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Portland Art & Learning Studio, 4852 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

Writers with Intellectual Disabilities
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Portland Art & Learning Studio is a 10,000 sq. ft. nonprofit space for artists and writers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our writers will be reading from their recent works (poems, short fictions, and articles), describing their process, and offering tours of our studio. PALS' favorites will be in attendance, such as Aaron Hutchinson and Ema Staniscu, to answer questions, create surrealist poetry, and sign books. Limited-edition chapbooks and zines will be exclusively available for purchase at this event. Copies of our monthly newsletter will also be available.
Contact: Daniel Rolnik, Gallery Director
Organization: Portland Art & Learning Studio
Organization URL: website

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

6th Annual Rock and Roll Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A dozen writers—including Jenn Baker, Dan Nester, Jean Chen Ho, and Amy Silverberg—will read rock-and-roll-inspired work for three to four minutes each, the length of a song. DJ to follow.
Contact: Daniel A. Hoyt

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Passages Bookstore, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Lunar Chandelier & Station Hill Poetry Stand
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come hear Kristin Dykstra (Cubanology, shp), Tomer Inbar (In The World Enormous, shp), Joe Elliot (Homework, lcp), Michael Ruby (Memories, Dreams & Inner Voices, shp), Eirik Steinhoff (A Fiery Flying Roule, shp) and Sam Truitt (Dick: A Vertical Elegy, lcp) sync into and unfold the poetic, among other, continuum. A five-minute walk from the Convention Center, the most-excellent Passages Bookstore specializes in unusual, fine, and rare books and graphic art, focusing on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artist’s books, and related materials.
Contact: David Abel
Organization: Lunar Chandelier & Station Hill

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Afternoon Reading with Destiny Birdsong, Melissa Goodrich, and Others!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us Saturday afternoon for a chill midday reading with some stellar poets and writers! It's free (FREE!) and there are awesome beers and happy hour snacks at The Rose City Book Pub, Portland's coolest bookstore/tavern! Dr. Destiny Birdsong, Melissa Goodrich (Daughters of Monsters, The Classroom), Amanda Galvan Huynh (Songs of Brujeria, forthcoming), and Matthew Sadler (The Much Love Sad Dawg Trio).
Contact: Caleb True

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Big Legrowlski, 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Lavender Ink and River Writers Present the Krewe de Louisiane
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Lavender Ink (New Orleans) and the River Writers Reading Series (Baton Rouge, LA) bring you masters of poetry and prose from Louisiana, Dixie, and beyond! We’ll bring you a diverse set of literary styles from a varied group of authors. The lineup includes Maurice Carlos Ruffin reading from his novel and Rodger Kamenetz reading from his new book of poetry. Come hear some literature, drink an afternoon beer, and have some fun!
Contact: Jonathan Penton
Organization: Lavender Ink
Organization URL: website

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tiny’s Coffee, 1412 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Buckman Publishing Presents
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Portland-based press Buckman Publishing presents readings from in-house authors Rich Perin, Craig Foster, Sara Kachelman, Liz Lampman, and Eli Hopkins for Anita Lobo. Visiting authors Hilary Zaid, Maw Shein Win, and Jessica Dylan Miele round out the lineup. Buckman books will be available for sale at Tiny’s Coffee Friday and Saturday as part of a Pop-Up Bookshop sponsored by Buckman Publishing, Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, and Belmont Books.
Contact: Sara Kachelman and Rich Perin
Organization: Buckman Publishing
Organization URL: website

Reverend Nat's Hard Cidery, 1813 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212

SW x NW Glitterati Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The SW x NW Glitterati Reading: Saturday, March 30 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Rev. Nat’s Hard Cidery & Tap Room, 1813 NE 2nd Ave, just across the river from the Convention Center. Featuring: Felicia Zamora, Vickie Vértiz, TC Tolbert, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Angela Peñaredondo, Kristen Nelson, Farid Matuk, Natalie Lima, Brigitte Lewis, Hannah Ensor, Irene Cooper, Christopher Boucher, and Beth Alvarado. Enjoy Reverend Nat's special edition Glitterati cider featuring nuanced flavors, subtext, and a glittery finish.
Contact: Beth Alvarado

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Guerrilla Translation: Translating Contemporary Brazilian Poetry as Activism
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
This presentation is a part of the Just Off Site: Passages Bookshop Literary Festival. Translators of contemporary Brazilian poetry will present and discuss the ways in which translation serves as vehicles for literary, cultural, and transnational activism, examining the broader implications of the art of translation as its practice is embedded within social, cultural, political, and aesthetic matrices. Participants: Hilary Kaplan, Chris Daniels, and Sean Negus.
Contact: David Abel & Sean Negus
Organization: Passages Bookstore
Organization URL: website

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

2031 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Tiny's Shot of Afternoon Espresso
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Wake yourself up with some fantastical frothy fiction and pour-over poetry from supercool and caffeinated nonbinary and lady writers at Tiny's Coffee shop. Featuring short readings from Jamie Mortara, K Chess, Nino Cipri, Jenn Marie Nunes, Mo McFeely, Laurin DeChae, and Maria Romasco Moore.
Contact: Maria Romasco Moore

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

De-canon Milepost 5, Portland, OR

Meet Las Musas
Cost: Free
Meet Las Musas (Latinx Kid-lit Authors). Aida Salazar, author of The Moon Within, Ana Davila Cardinal, author of Five Midnights, Ana Meriano, author of Love Sugar Magic Series, and Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Blizzard Besties.
Contact: Las Musas
Organization: Las Musas
Organization URL: website

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232

Ohio University Friends and Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come and visit an awesome cafe and coffee house, and hear graduates of the Ohio University graduate Creative Writing program read poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Readers are: Jennifer Pullen, Sarah Minor, Gary Thomas Smith, Claire Eder, Kat Saunders, Brad Aaron Modlin, and Katie Berta.
Contact: Jennifer Pullen

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Psychic Bar, 3560 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

A Reading by the 2017 National Poetry Series Winners
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading and celebration of the 2017 National Poetry Series winners: Lindsay Bernal, author of What It Doesn't Have to Do With, chosen by Paul Guest for University of Georgia Press. Jos Charles, author of feeld, chosen by Fady Joudah for Milkweed Editions. Dominique Christina, author of Anarcha Speaks, chosen by Tyehimba Jess for Beacon Press. J. Michael Martinez, author of Museum of the Americas, chosen by Cornelius Eady for Penguin Books. GennaRose Nethercott, author of The Lumberjack's Dove, chosen by Louise Glück for Ecco.
Contact: Lindsay Bernal, Jos Charles, Dominique Christina,
Organization: The National Poetry Series
Organization URL: website

Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Bookseller's Ball Happy Hour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A happy hour of music and readings at the historic Star Theater, hosted by Mother Foucault's Bookshop and sponsored by Idyllwild Arts Writer's Week, Third Man Books, McSweeney's, Rahila's Ghost Press and Old Pal. Music by The Hillwilliams and Power of Country, and poetry, essay, and fiction readings by Adèle Barclay, Cari Luna, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Jaswinder Bolina, Megan Fennya Jones and Casandra Lopez, emceed by Ed Skoog. Followed by the Bookseller's Ball.
Contact: Ed Skoog
Organization: Idyllwild Arts Writers Week
Organization URL: website

736 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

AWST, Future Tense, & SEMO Present!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at Dig a Pony to hear some fantastic readers from AWST, Future Tense, and Southeast Missouri State University Presses! Tara Atkinson, Ron A. Austin, Karissa Chen, Susanna Childress, Jenny Yang Cropp, Dylan Loring, Dennis Norris II, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Elissa Washuta.
Contact: James Brubaker
Organization: Southeast Missouri State University Press
Organization URL: website

Ristretto Roasters Coffee, 555 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Reimagining Borders: A Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics for an evening of poetry. This reading attempts to revisit and rework relationships to the many borders we cross, blur, turn away from, or throw stones at, and the multitude of ways in which we realign our own boundaries and flows in an attempt to survive in a bordered world. Featuring Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Michael Flatt, Derrick Mund, Jane Wong, Travis Sharp, dana middleton, and Woogee Bae.
Contact: Woogee Bae, dana middleton
Organization: University of Washington Bothell
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Corporeal Writing, 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Corporeal Writing Offsite Happy Hour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Writing crew from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Happy Hour at Corporeal Center, 510 SW 3rd Ave #101. We will have libations, lit, and laughter queued up and ready to spin you down from three days of go, go, go! For your literary listening pleasure, we welcome writers Teow Lim Goh, Nastashia Minto, Valarie Newman, Joe Nasta, and Rios de la Luz.
Contact: Andy Mingo
Organization: Corporeal Writing
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Nightboat Books at Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for this offsite reading featuring Nightboat Books frontlist authors: Allison Cobb, Eleni Sikelianos, jayy dodd, Marwa Helal, Hazel White, and Stacy Szymaszek!
Contact: Nightboat Books

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Nouns & Verbs: A Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening with Florida International University MFA poets Campbell McGrath, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Ariel Francisco, Emma Trelles, Alexandra Lytton Regalado, and special guests. Beers and ciders on tap, full bar, and food will be available for purchase.
Contact: Emma Trelles & Alexandra Lytton Regalado

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Belmont Books, 3415 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Small But Grand
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Six zine, chapbook, and small press authors read in Portland's smallest (and newest!) bookstore. Readings from Tomas Moniz, Martha Grover, Jeff Miller, Karleigh Frisbie, Ariel Birks, and Joshua James Amberson. Free snacks and beverages, books and zines for sale, good times.
Contact: Joshua James Amberson

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

New Works of Environmental Nonfiction
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Grab a pint and listen in on dispatches from the Great Lakes and the Big Ice, important stories of environmental justice, history, and activism. Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Metropolitan Books, will be reading alongside fellow Warren Wilson MFA alumni Justin Gardiner, author of Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic by the University of Georgia Press.
Contact: Justin Gardiner

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Commonplace's Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Commonplace, Rachel Zucker's podcast featuring conversations with poets and other interesting people, is hosting a very special offsite reading. Readers: Jericho Brown, Janine Joseph, Erika Meitner, Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, TC Tolbert, Sarah Vap and Yanyi.
Contact: Rachel Zucker
Organization: Commonplace
Organization URL: website

Print Studio, Room 257, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Launch Party and Broadside Printing Demo with Ecotone & Lookout Books
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us as we launch Ecotone's Bradford–Niedermann Broadside Series, and celebrate Ecotone's latest issue and the new anthology, Trespass, from Lookout Books. Featured poets Cortney Lamar Charleston and Molly Tenenbaum will read, and designer and printer Rory Sparks will host a letterpress printing demo for anyone who wants to try out printing the last run on a broadside. Door prizes will include broadsides and copies of our publications. Light refreshments will be served. Come celebrate with Ecotone and Lookout staff and authors!
Contact: Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Organization: Ecotone
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Rontoms, 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Tennessee in Portland
Cost: Free
Tennessee in Portland features authors from four presses out of Tennessee: Grist, Nashville Review, Silver Needle Press, and Zone 3 Press. The event will take place at Rontoms. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Zone 3 Press
Organization: Zone 3 Press
Organization URL: website

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

SMC MFA, Omnidawn, & McSweeney's Reading
Cost: Free
The MFA at Saint Mary's College of California, Omnidawn, and McSweeney's present a reading at Portland's Literary Arts featuring Victoria Chang, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Sara Mumolo, Jesse Nathan, Joseph Rios, Tamsin Smith, Lysley Tenorio, and Matthew Zapruder.
Contact: SMC MFA in Creative Writing
Organization: Saint Mary's College MFA in Creative Writing, Omnidawn, McSweeney's, Literary Arts
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Floyd's Old Town Coffee, 118 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

Intersections: Street Roots, Kimbilio Fiction, and Barrelhouse
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading of fiction and poetry featuring writers from: Kimbilio Fiction, extending, nurturing, and sustaining a community of writers from the African Diaspora; Barrelhouse, non-profit litmag, small press, conference organizer, small grant maker, and purveyor of pop culture flotsam and jetsam; and Street Roots, creating income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other other media that are catalysts for individual and social change. Readings will start at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, so come early to claim a seat.
Contact: Tara Campbell
Organization: Street Roots
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Liberty Glass, 938 N Cook St, Portland, OR 97227

Crab Creek Review, Blood Orange Review, & Willow Springs Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join readers from Crab Creek Review, Blood Orange Review, and Willow Springs for a reading at Liberty Glass.
Contact: Chris Maccini
Organization: Crab Creek Review
Organization URL: website

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Offsite Reading: Argus House, Červená Barva, & Great Weather for Media
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Printed Matter Vancouver and Angst Gallery proudly present an offsite reading featuring Ohio's Argus House Press and Červená Barva Press, and NYC's great weather for media.
Contact: Christopher Luna
Organization: Printed Matter Vancouver
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Veliz Books and co•im•press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Authors from Veliz Books and co•im•press will read from their books.
Contact: Steve Halle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Independent Publishing Resource Center, 318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214

Orison Books Reading & Celebration with Ilya Kaminski
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a celebration of recent Orison Books authors. This multi-cultural event will feature readings of original poetry & prose by Ilya Kaminski, Katie Farris, Carly Miller, John D. Fry, John Sibley Williams, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, Rebecca Aronson, Gabriel Houck, and David Ebenbach. We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: John Sibley Williams
Organization: Orison Books
Organization URL: website

Ace Hotel Lobby, 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Readings from Small Presses: Fence, Information as Material, No, Dear, and Wendy's Subway
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Readings of newly released poetry and prose by authors from the following small presses: Fence Books (Hudson, NY), Information as material (York, UK), No, Dear (Brooklyn, NY), and Wendy’s Subway (Brooklyn, NY). Publications will be available for purchase.
Contact: Francesca Capone
Organization: Fence Books, Information as Material, No, Dear, Wendy's Subway

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Carlos Reyes & Paul Casey Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Carlos Reyes of Portland and Paul Casey of Cork, Ireland read from their recent books from Irish publisher, Salmon Poetry.
Contact: Elise Shumock

Chopsticks, 3390 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Literaoke at Chopsticks
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
It's time for another epic evening of singing, reading, and joy! Kaya Press, Kundiman, AAWW, AALR, and the Smithsonian APA Center are bringing together an amazing, diverse line-up of performers who will sing one minute of their favorite karaoke banger and then read from their own work. Don't miss it! Featuring: Helene Achanzar, Andres Cerpa, Amy Lam, Shayla Lawson, Mimi Lok, Teraya Parametha, Anastacia Renee, Sokunthary Svay, and more! Literaoke will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chopsticks Karaoke Bar (3390 NE Sandy Blvd). Eight minutes from the Oregon Convention Center! Three stops on The Max.
Contact: Neelanjana Banerjee
Organization: Kaya Press
Organization URL: website

Local Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

Queer Syllabus: A Celebration with Foglifter and The Rumpus
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Foglifter and The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating the Queer Syllabus! Featuring readings from Chen Chen, Melissa Febos, Claire Rudy Foster, T Kira Madden, Alicia Mountain, and Dennis Norris II, and emceed by Baruch Porras-Hernandez. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a new or used copy of your favorite queer book for our gay book swap!
Contact: Luiza Flynn-Goodlett and Marisa Siegel
Organization: Foglifter and The Rumpus
Organization URL: website

Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland 97202

Women Writers Against Trump
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Women Writers Against Trump is a Portland-based biannual reading series hosted by poets Chrys Tobey and Allison Tobey. This evening's lineup will feature Armine Iknadossian, Nikia Chaney, Carol Potter, Nicelle Davis, Autumn Konopka, Xochitl Bermejo, and Leni Zumas.
Contact: Women Writers Against Trump

Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232

Offsite Finale with Four Way Review, Construction, New South, and Inch
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Construction Magazine, Four Way Review, Inch, and New South for a micro-reading bonanza! This event, held at Cider Riot! (blocks from the convention center) will offer short readings from twenty writers across poetry and prose. This rapid-fire reading will have something for everyone, even if you're not sure what you're looking for!
Contact: Four Way Review, INCH, Construction Magazine and N

7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

1122 Gallery, 1122 SE 88th Ave., Portland, OR 97216

Essay; Wonder; Ugly Duckling; Nightboat; Les Figues
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us at 1122 Gallery for a reading and celebration of five presses that publish innovative, boundary-pushing, necessary work. Two readers will represent each press. Readers include Essay Press: Mary-Kim Arnold and Rebecca Brown, Wonder Press: Shiv Kotecha and Bridget Talone, Nightboat Books: Brian Teare and Rosamond S. King, Ugly Duckling Presse: Kristin Dykstra and Ed Steck, and Les Figues Press: Alexis Almeida and Andrea Abi-Karam. Dough by Los Angeles artist Stacy Elaine Dacheux will adorn the walls. Snacks and beverages will be on hand. Sure to be a great and inspiring evening!
Contact: Jesse Morse
Organization: 1122 Gallery
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Bookseller's Ball
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A raucous night of writing and music at the historic Star Theater, sponsored by Third Man Books, McSweeney's, Wave Books, Mother Foucault's, Idyllwild Arts Writers Week, and Rahilia's Ghost. Performances by popular NW bands The Savage Family Band, Ex-Kids, Morgan and the Organ Donors, and Bergerette; and readings by Diana Khoi Nguyen, Alicia Jo Rabins, Rodney Koeneke, Sheree Renée Thomas, Alice Bolin, Michael Earl Craig, Daniel Gumbiner, Joanna Howard, Sophia Shalmiyev, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Veronica Gonzalez Pena, Kendra Decolo, Abraham Smith, John Beer, Ed Skoog, Matthew Zapruder, and Sarah Galvin.
Contact: Ed Skoog
Organization: Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Kiosk
Cost: Free
Readings by Cole Swensen, Tyrone Williams, Rae Armantrout, Tim Shaner, and Sarah Campbell to celebrate Kiosk: a Journal of Poetry, Poetics, and Prose, edited from 2001-2005 by Gordon Hadfield, Sasha Steensen, and Kyle Schlesinger. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Gordon Hadfield, Sasha Steensen, and Kyle Schlesin

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Stumptown Coffee Downtown, 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Copper Canyon Press Book Launch Party!
Cost: Free
Raise a glass (or mug) and hear brief readings from Jericho Brown, Alison Rollins, Keith S. Wilson, Deborah Landau, Sherwin Bitsui, Arthur Sze, Paisley Rekdal, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.
Contact: Elaina Ellis
Organization: Copper Canyon Press
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

The Cardinal Club, 18 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Seneca Review Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Nicole Walker, Wendy S. Walters, and Erica Trabold read at the Cardinal Club, starting at 8:00 p.m. Nicole Walker is the author of The After-Normal, forthcoming from Rose Metal Press, and six other books. Wendy S. Walters is the author of a book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal (Sarabande Books, 2015), and two books of poems. Erica Trabold is the author of Five Plots, which was selected by John D’Agata as the inaugural winner of Seneca Review Books’ Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize.
Contact: Geoffrey Babbitt
Organization: Seneca Review & Seneca Review Books
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Union Station (Metropolitan Lounge), 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Tavern Books 10th Anniversary Party & Translators' Reading in the Train Station
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebrate ten years of Tavern Books in style at Portland's historic Union Station. Join us in the beautiful first-class passenger lounge for readings on the hour, free drinks, and giveaways. Meet and mingle with Tavern editors, authors, translators, and board members. The night will be a special tribute to translation, including readings by Caroline Wilcox Reul (translator of Elisabeth Borchers' Who Lives), Mauricio Espinoza and Sonia P. Ticas (translators of Eunice Odio's The Fire's Journey), Jonathan Wells, Christopher Merrill, and Gary Miranda (translator of Rilke's Duino Elegies).
Contact: Natalie Garyet
Organization: Tavern Books
Organization URL: website

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Small Press Celebs: Poetry & Karaoke Battle of the Ages
Cost: Suggested donation: $5
Event URL: website
Join illustrious members of University of Hell Press, Write Bloody Publishing, and Clash Books in a poetry to karaoke battle for all time ever! Really. Public participation in late-night karaoke and dance antics will be highly encouraged.
Contact: Eve Connell
Organization: University of Hell Press, Write Bloody Publishing
Organization URL: website

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Mother Foucault's Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

This Side of the Divide: Baobab Press Anthology Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Baobab Press, an independent publisher based in Northern Nevada, presents a reading by the authors of This Side of the Divide, a new short-fiction anthology attempting to capture the newness, vastness, territoriality, and sense of transience alive in the American West. "This Side of the Divide welcomes readers into the vast landscape of worries and wonders dogging some of the most gifted writers of today’s American West," wrote Claire Vaye Watkins in her foreword. Readers include Melinda Moustakis, Leah Griesmann, Linda Lenhoff, David Gillette, and Cathy Warner.
Contact: Baobab Press

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

Heavy Feather, BOAAT, Fence, Future Poem, & Astrophil
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tess Brown Lavoie, Leland Cheuk, Matthew Cooperman, Meg Freitag, Edgar Garcia, Janalyn Guo, Brionne Janae, Aby Kaupaung, Jerika Marchan, Alicia Pirmohamed, Jordan A. Rothacker, Ellen Welcker, and Erika T. Wurth.
Contact: BOAAT

Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Booklover's Burlesque: Special Edition
Cost: $17 Advance General Admission / $24 Advance VIP tickets for front row table seat
Event URL: website
Lacy Productions presents Booklover's Burlesque: Special Edition (The three year anniversary of our quarterly show!) Booklover's Burlesque is the PNW's sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque performances! Actors or writers read aloud a 3-6 minute piece of any genre which is then followed by a burlesque performance inspired by the piece. Readers: Nastashia Minto, B.B. Sanchez, Selena Bekakis & more. Performers: Honeydew La Roux, Zora Von Pavonine, Temera T'Tease, Lacy Knickers, Glitter Moth, Copper VanDoon, Paige Rustles, and Hans OnHer.
Contact: Lacy Knickers
Organization: Lacy Productions
Organization URL: website

Sunday, March 31, 2019

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Kinokuniya Bookstore, 10500 SW Beaverton Hillsdale, Beaverton, OR 97005

Yokai Stories and Japanese YA Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading and conversation with author Zack Davisson and translator Takami Nieda, who will be reading from their latest releases: a children's book Yokai Stories by Zack Davisson and YA novel Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro. The bookstore is inside the famed Uwajimaya Asian food market, so make an afternoon of it, and bring the little ones to this kid/YA-friendly event!
Contact: Chin Music Press & Takami Nieda

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