Events & Opportunities

October 11, 2022

The Immigrant Story Live at Willamette

The Immigrant Story presents a live storytelling event in observance of Global Diversity Awareness Month. Read more about this event.

This event is supported by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

7:00 p.m., Rogers Music Center at Willamette University, Salem

October 27, 2022

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. Pacific, Virtual Event, statewide

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November 2, 2022

Oregon Humanities Live

Join the editors of Oregon Humanities magazine for an evening featuring Sallie Tisdale, Daniela Molnar, Paul Susi, and Laura Gibson, and other recent contributors reading essays and poems.

This copresented with Literary Arts as part of the Cover to Cover series and sponsored by Lyceum Agency.

7:00 p.m., rontoms, Portland

November 17, 2022

Conversation Project: Conspiracy Theories: Truths, Facts, and Tinfoil Hats

The Flat Earth Society. The Illuminati. QAnon. Sometimes it seems like conspiracy theories have been multiplying exponentially, especially in this time of global pandemic. Why do we gravitate toward conspiracy theories to make sense of the world? What human need do these stories fill? In this program, we’ll explore some conspiracy theories old and new, famous and obscure. What common themes do they share? How do they operate as stories and how do they evolve? What’s the difference between a conspiracy theory and myth, folklore, and “fake news”? We’ll talk about the mechanics of conspiracy theories as we explore how to determine what’s true, what’s false, and whom to trust.

This is an in-person event. Proof of vaccination is required to attend. Learn more and RSVP here.

7:00 p.m., Hood River County History Museum, Hood River

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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

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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

May 19, 2023

Raymond Carver Writing Festival

The Raymond Carver Festival is celebrated each year in Clatskanie, 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