Lit Crawl Portland (lead)
I contract seasonally with Literary Arts to organize and produce Lit Crawl® Portland, in conjunction with Wordstock, Portland’s Book Festival. In this role, I scout and secure venue hosts and promotional partners from the Portland business community. I solicit, review, and curate show proposals from national and local literary organizers. Finally, I establish and monitor communication between business venues and organizers. For the day of the Crawl, I assign, schedule, and train volunteers. After the event, I gather and respond to annual feedback from across the stakeholder spectrum.
Portland Monthly Magazine (assist)
As a contract member of Portland Monthly's events team, I scouted and secured vendors and promotional partners from the Portland business community. I tracked outreach, vendor collateral, and follow-up. I developed and communicated run-of-show schedules to staff, volunteers, vendors, and guests. For each of five events in 2017, I generally assisted with ideation, content development, online promotion, production, and programming.
More details at Rachel Ratner Events.