Books & Authors

For Book Lovers

Events for readers and writers and book lovers of all ages. When we find them, we list author readings, book launchings, reading groups, writing classes, story time, and more.

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • Wild Women Book Club

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    This is a monthly book club for women where there is never any pressure to finish or even read a book! You can simply share…

  • Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

    Join the Smithsonian weekly on Tuesdays for a virtual creative writing hour. They’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw…

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • The Rumpus Book Club

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

    How The Rumpus Book Club Works: You pay $35 a month and every month you get a book in the mail that hasn’t been released yet. We’ll discuss the book all month while we read it. You’re then invited to an exclusive moderated online discussion with the author at the end of the month which we’ll edit and run on The Rumpus as a feature article.

  • Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

    Join the Smithsonian weekly on Tuesdays for a virtual creative writing hour. They’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw…

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • Slamlandia Poetry Slam

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    Portland’s premiere poetry slam invites you to join for a night of poetry from the comfort of your own home, the first and second Thursday…

  • Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

    Join the Smithsonian weekly on Tuesdays for a virtual creative writing hour. They’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw…

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • Slamlandia Poetry Slam

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT

    Portland’s premiere poetry slam invites you to join for a night of poetry from the comfort of your own home, the first and second Thursday…

  • Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

    Join the Smithsonian weekly on Tuesdays for a virtual creative writing hour. They’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw…

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • Wild Women Book Club

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    This is a monthly book club for women where there is never any pressure to finish or even read a book! You can simply share…

  • Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

    Join the Smithsonian weekly on Tuesdays for a virtual creative writing hour. They’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw…

  • Introducing… a new kind of story time!

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

    This innovative storytime series for young children is presented each week by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. Stories will shine a light on some of this…

  • The Rumpus Book Club

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

    How The Rumpus Book Club Works: You pay $35 a month and every month you get a book in the mail that hasn’t been released yet. We’ll discuss the book all month while we read it. You’re then invited to an exclusive moderated online discussion with the author at the end of the month which we’ll edit and run on The Rumpus as a feature article.

  • Wild Women Book Club

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    This is a monthly book club for women where there is never any pressure to finish or even read a book! You can simply share…