April 1st: First day of 30/30 for National Poetry Month. Write 30 poems in 30 days!
April 7th: Poetry at Lan Su Chinese Garden. 2PM. NW 3rd and Everett St. Free with garden admission $9.50. Featuring Maxine Scates.
April 11th: The State I’m In Reading. 7PM. St John’s Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard. Dan Raphael and guest poet Doug Marx.
April 13th: The Studio Series. 7PM. Stonehenge Studios. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. FREE. featuring Peter Sears and Jane Greenbaum.
April 14th: Poetry at Lan Su Chinese Garden. 2PM. NW 3rd and Everett St. Free with garden admission $9.50. Featuring Penelope Scambly Schott
April 15th: Portland Poetry Slam GRAND SLAM! 7PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch. $10. Featuring the top 9 poets from 8 months of competition; Doc Luben, Robyn Bateman, Samantha Peterson, Stephen Meads, Will Stanford, Chris Leja, Meg Waldron, Johnny No Bueno and Ansel Appleton. Featuring IWPS Champion, Chris August and musical guest Fanno Creek.
April 16th: Whirlwind Company Comes to Lewis and Clark. 7:30PM. Council Chamber of the Templeton Campus Center, Lewis and Clark College. FREE. Featuring Mike McGee, Mindy Nettifee, Jon Sands, and Brian S. Ellis.
April 17th: Unchaste Readers. 7PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont St. $5 suggested donation. 21+. All women features; Kerry Cohen, Amy Harper, Andrea Hope, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Diana Salier, and Monica Storss.
April 19th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Free. Featuring Edward Morris, Adam Gonzobo, and Curtis Whitecarroll.
April 23rd: WTF Fest! 6PM. The Star Theater. 13 NW Sixth Ave. $10 sliding scale. Featuring music and poetry by Dave Densmore and Johnny No Bueno.
April 24th: If Not For Kidnap 3rd Anniversary. 7:30PM. 3968 SE Mall. Donald Dunbar, Jamalieh Haley, Kira Clark and a “chorus of your favorite local poets”
April 25th: Voice Your Verses Open Mic featuring Meg Waldron. 6PM. PSU Room SMSU 338. Free. Cupcakes will be on sale to benefit She’s the First. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
April 26th: Bucky Sinister’s Portland Book Release Party. 6PM. Slabtown Bar. 1033 NW 16th Ave. 21+. FREE. Featuring Bucky Sinister, Anis Mojgani, Brian Ellis, Robyn Bateman, Greg Gerding, Josh Lubin, and more.
April 27th: Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night Celebrating Russian Tradition. 5:30PM. Multnomah Arts Center. 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. All Ages. FREE. featuring poetry by Andrea Hope and Nicole Barrett, stand-up comedy by MAC and musical guests Leonid Nosov, MTDuo, and Andre Temkin
April 27th: Poetry Against Prejudice. 7PM. In Other Words Bookstore. 14 NE Killingsworth. FREE. featuring DLUX tha Light and Johnny No Bueno.
April 29th: Move by Bike. 11AM. 4519 NE 33rd Ave. All Ages. Poets with pieces about cycling or bike culture are encourage to come be apart of Bike-Love documentary.
April 30th: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. 135 S. 3rd Ave. Downtown Hillsboro. FREE. Featuring Joseph A. Soldati