Events & Opportunities

January 6, 2023

Deadline: Consider This Mini Grants for Rural Libraries

Oregon Humanities will award $25,000 in funding to enable rural and rural-adjacent Oregon libraries to create and host events in their own communities, in partnership with our Consider This program. Events should reflect the theme "People, Place, and Power." Read more about this opportunity.

5:00 p.m. PST,

January 19, 2023

Virtual facilitation training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. Read more about these trainings.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Virtual Event, statewide

Photo of Consider This with Vanessa Veselka

January 26, 2023

Consider This with Vanessa Veselka

Join us for an onstage conversation with Oregon writer Vanessa Veselka on labor and organizing. This event is part of our Consider This series on People, Place, and Power.

7:00 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

Photo of Consider This with Kiese Laymon

March 7, 2023

Consider This with Kiese Laymon

Join us for an onstage conversation with Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

This event is part of our Consider This series on People, Place, and Power. In his writing, Laymon engages with the personal and the political: race and family, body and shame, poverty and place.

Tickets for this event will be available soon.

7:00 p.m., Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland

March 16, 2023

In-person facilitation training

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and questions across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These conversations help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities. Read more about these trainings.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oregon Humanities, Portland

March 17, 2023

Anis Mojgani Reading

Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani will read his poetry at Art Center East as part of the exhibit “Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber.” The exhibit features fiber arts and jewelry from artists in Eastern Oregon.

6:00 p.m., Art Center East, La Grande

May 19, 2023

Raymond Carver Writing Festival

The Raymond Carver Festival is celebrated each year in Clatskanie, where the celebrated short story-writer was born. The 2023 festival will be kicked off with a reception in the ballroom of the Clatskanie Cultural Center with Oregon's poet laureate, Anis Mojgani. On Saturday, May 20, workshops will be held celebrating poetry for beginners and seasoned poets alike. 

Visit the Raymond Carver Festival website to learn more.

6:00 p.m., Clatskanie Cultural Center, Clatskanie