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

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

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

5:30 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 7:30 pm

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

Atelier26 Books & Friends
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at Portland's historic Ford Building for a reading featuring three Atelier26 authors: PEN/Hemingway finalist Margaret Malone (People Like You), PEN/Bingham semifinalist Woody Skinner (A Thousand Distant Radios), distinguished poet Sidney Wade (Bird Book), as well as a few additional guests TBA! Readings begin at 6:30 p.m. Venue is readily accessible by Portland MAX and/or streetcar; food/drink available for purchase.
Contact: M. Allen Cunningham
Organization: Atelier26 Books
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 (Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery), 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

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

TriQuarterly's Annual Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Immediately preceding readings from Northwestern University Press, 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, and Bonnie Nadzam. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. The Northwestern University Press reading will follow at the same location from 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Contact: TriQuarterly
Organization: The Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program at Northwestern University

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

WTAW Press Authors and Reading Series Coordinators Together
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
WTAW reading series coordinators Virginia Bellis Brandabur, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, and Barbara Roether join WTAW Press authors Anita Felicelli, Louise Marburg, Angela Mitchell, Sarah Stone, and Olga Zilberbourg for a night of “why there are words.” 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

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

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, Carmiel Banasky, Adrienne Walser, Melissa Benham, Liz Greenhill, Lily Landers, and Richard Froude.
Contact: Stacy Elaine Dacheux / Jesse Morse
Organization: 1122 Gallery
Organization URL: website

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
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism anthology reading, hosted by the editors, Dani Barnhart and Iris Mahan. Join Denice Frohman, Amanda Johnston, Ada Limón, and Anastacia-Renée for a powerhouse reading in celebration of all of the poets who breathed life into to this anthology. As our resistance rises, the term femme has come to represent an expansive range of intersecting identities and gender expressions, inclusive to all who embrace their feminist power and energy.
Contact: Dani Barnhart
Organization: Adelphi University MFA Program in Creative Writing
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

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

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

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

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 10:00 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

Partnered Reading with the Broader Community
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Partnered reading where publishing and book PR professionals create work in response to and inspired by other writers and creatives around Portland. This is a chance for professionals to first shut up and listen to, then consider and engage with, work from the greater community. We are seeking participants and have recruited guest readers from the POC, neurodiverse, LGBT, disabled, homeless and low-income communities. So far the lineup includes Elyana Ren, Ross Robbins, Hilary Tsai, Melissa Russell, Cristina Deptula, Gina DeVries, and Leticia Garcia Bradford. We will order food to share! Please email Cristina Deptula (cedeptula@sbcglobal.net) or Ross Robbins (rossrobbinspoetry@gmail.com) if you are interested in reading.
Contact: Cristina Deptula and Ross Robbins
Organization: The Beyond Publicity panel

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, Jericho Brown, Dana Teen Lomax, Sawako Nakayasu, 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

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