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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Saturday, March 30, 2019

7:00 pm

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

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

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chopsticks, 3390 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

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

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

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

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

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

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

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

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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

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

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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