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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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, and Matthew Burgess. 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

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