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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Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Voodoo Doughnut, 22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Doughnuts and with Bat City Review and Black Warrior Review
Cost: Free
Carb up! Come to the original Voodoo Doughnut, a Portland landmark, for tasty literary treats—readings from great writers featured in the pages of Bat City Review and Black Warrior Review. Plus donuts, swag, and a central location. What's not to love? Load up on sweets with us before venturing out into the heart of downtown. Note: This is an outdoor reading (in Voodoo's on-site/sidewalk picnic area), so dress accordingly.
Contact: editorial staff of BCR and BWR
Organization: Bat City Review and Black Warrior Review
Organization URL: website

Friday, March 29, 2019

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

Queer Syllabus Celebration with Foglifter and The Rumpus
Cost: Free
Join Foglifter and The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating the Queer Syllabus, a collaborative project with the goal of identifying the foundational texts of queer literature. This is an act of community and education, but it’s also an act of resistance: When we identify our roots and point to the work that shaped us as writers and as people, we demonstrate that our stories are timeless, essential, and important—and so are we. Enjoy new work by contemporary queer writers, and go home with an underrated queer read courtesy of our gay book swap.
Contact: Luiza Flynn-Goodlett
Organization: Foglifter Press
Organization URL: website

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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

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