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Boulevard 35th Anniversary & 100 Issues Reading

  • Oregon Convention Center, B116, Level 1 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR, 97232 (map)

B116, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

Founded in 1984, Boulevard magazine celebrates 100 issues and thirty five years of continuously publishing the finest in contemporary voices in fiction, poetry, and definitive essays on the arts and culture. Featuring writers from across our thirty five years, this reading reflects Boulevard’s mission to present a variegated yet coherent ensemble of creative and critical writing by both emerging and established writers.


Jessica Rogen has been the editor in chief of Boulevard magazine since spring 2016. Previously, she was managing editor of Boulevard for five years.


Megan Giddings is a fiction editor at The Offing and a contributing editor at Boulevard. She is a recipient of a 2018 Barbara Deming Fund Grant for feminist fiction. Her short stories are forthcoming or have been recently published in The Adroit Journal, Gulf Coast, and The Iowa Review. Megan's debut novel, Lakewood, will be published by Amistad in 2020.

Meron Hadero's stories appear in Best American Short Stories, Boulevard, McSweeney's, Missouri Review, etc. Her essays are in The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives and The New York Times Book Review. She's been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell and has an MFA from the University of Michigan.

Ryan Patrick Smith’s poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Boston Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. His debut chapbook, The Death Metal Pastorals, was a finalist in the Black River Chapbook Contest and the DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2019. He teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at Lindenwood University.

Joannie Stangeland is the author of three poetry collections, most recently The Scene You See, and two chapbooks. Her poems have also appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, The Southern Review, and other journals. Joannie is currently studying in the MFA program at Rainier Writing Workshop.

Later Event: April 24
Nell Freudenberger Reading