Claudia Rankine visits Franklin High School

February 9, 2018

Franklin High School students were ready with questions when Claudia Rankine visited their the library on the morning before her Portland Arts & Lectures event. Rankine began by telling them how she was born in Jamaica and came to the…

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WITS Reading for Madison at Bipartisan Cafe

February 7, 2018

Our Thursday evening WITS reading for Madison High School students at Bipartisan Cafe began with the audience of nearly 50 people singing “Happy Birthday” to the first student reader. He was one of several writers who shared powerful personal stories.…

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2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient  Milo Muise

January 24, 2018

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients with individual features on our blog! Out-of-state judges spent several months evaluating the 400+ applications we received, and selected eighteen writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2019 OLF applications will…

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Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith

Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith

February 14, 2018

Poets Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, and Danez Smith joined us at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss race, poetry, and the intersection of the two in their work.

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