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

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

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
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

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 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

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

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 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PSU/Tin House Writers-in-Residence Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Readings by former PSU/Tin House Writers-in-Residence Joanna Klink, Audrey Petty, D.A. Powell, Christine Schutt, and Amy Stewart.
Contact: Leni Zumas
Organization: Portland State University MFA Program
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

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

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

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

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Imperial Restaurant, 410 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 Koenecke, 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

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

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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

Platypus Press Presents
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 Cave Canem fellow Xandria Phillips.
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

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

Doughnuts 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 Vi Khi Nao, Rachel Heng, Edgar Kunz, Lara Prescott, and other great writers featured in the pages of Bat City and Black Warrior Review. Plus donuts, swag, and a central location. Load up on sweets with us before venturing 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

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

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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

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