• October 28, 2021
          BIPOC Reading Series- October
          November 8, 2021
          Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
          November 8, 2021
          TAP@PBF: Change with John Freeman
          November 8, 2021
          Tenderness: Donika Kelly, Brandon Taylor, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
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PORTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 8–13, 2021

This year’s Portland Book Festival will present virtual programming, brought to you by Bank of America, the week of November 8–12, 2021, and in-person events on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as virtual and in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. 

Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 28, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- October
November 8, 2021
Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
November 8, 2021
TAP@PBF: Change with John Freeman
November 8, 2021
Tenderness: Donika Kelly, Brandon Taylor, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
November 9, 2021
TAP@PBF: Witches with A. K. Blakemore & Rivka Galchen
November 9, 2021
Freedom: Aminder Dhaliwal, Nathan Harris, Maggie Nelson
November 10, 2021
TAP@PBF: Reunion with Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos, Megan Stielstra & Marisa Siegel
November 10, 2021
Home: Rita Dove, Lauren Groff, Qian Julie Wang
November 11, 2021
TAP@PBF: Collective Wisdom with Grace Bonney, Lisa Congdon, Ngọc Minh Ngo, & Sonoko Sakai
November 11, 2021
Hidden Worlds: Julia Cooke, Ruth Ozeki, Atsuro Riley
November 12, 2021
Love & Loss: Jasmine Guillory, Danielle Henderson, Devon Walker-Figueroa
November 13, 2021
Portland Book Festival: In-person Festival Day
November 13, 2021
Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin
November 13, 2021
Foodways: Kate Lebo & Cecily Wong
November 13, 2021
Aftermath: Myriam J. A. Chancy & Omar El Akkad
November 13, 2021
Our Country Friends: Gary Shteyngart & Jon Raymond
November 13, 2021
How to Raise a Feminist Son: Sonora Jha & Sarah Rothenfluch
November 13, 2021
The Sentence: Louise Erdrich & Trevino Brings Plenty at Portland Book Festival
November 17, 2021
Incite: Queer Writers Read – November
December 14, 2021
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
January 27, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
February 17, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
March 10, 2022
Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
April 21, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Richard Powers
April 28, 2022
Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship
May 12, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Edwidge Danticat

WRITING CLASSES

October 27, 2021
Six-Month Short Story Intensive: Starting the Collection
October 27, 2021
Memoir Infusion
October 28, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- October
November 6, 2021
Creating Single Panel Cartoons
November 7, 2021
Word Garden: A Generative Writing Webinar
November 7, 2021
The Art of the Novella
November 8, 2021
Placefinding
November 9, 2021
Writing from Collective Grief
November 9, 2021
Embodied Writing: High School Educator Class
November 10, 2021
Creating Better Characters
November 11, 2021
Writing the Complicated Self
November 11, 2021
Writing and Meditation
November 12, 2021
Writing About Real People
November 13, 2021
Beginning the Memoir
November 13, 2021
Writing Characters Who Take Up Space
November 13, 2021
Spend it All: Writing Great Beginnings
November 14, 2021
Fear and Writing Webinar
November 21, 2021
November BIPOC Writers Workshop
January 5, 2022
Become Your Own Best Editor
January 24, 2022
Writing the Memoir and Personal Essay: Six Month Intensive

A Statement from Literary Arts

Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Literary Arts denounces white supremacy in all its manifestations and we acknowledge our role in having contributed to and benefitted from the racist systems that still flourish in our community and the nation.

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