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Which young Portland poet will be crowned the next Grand Slam Champion? Cheer on ten finalists chosen from hundreds of online submissions at this inspiring and energetic online event, emceed by Oregon’s Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani. APRIL 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific)

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


April 18, 2021
The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout
April 18, 2021
April BIPOC writer workshop
April 20, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo
April 20, 2021
Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season
April 23, 2021
Creative Nonfiction Finalists Webinar
April 23, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- April
April 24, 2021
Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event
April 24, 2021
Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books
April 27, 2021
From Another Angle: Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Lila, and Jack
April 28, 2021
New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer
April 28, 2021
Oregon Book Awards Finalists in Drama: Panel Discussion
April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico: White Magic
May 1, 2021
Looking Back to Look Forward: A Daily Writing Practice
May 2, 2021
Oregon Book Awards Show: The Archive Project
May 5, 2021
Versions, Erasures & Omissions: Raymond Carver
May 6, 2021
Wordplay Festival: West x Midwest Present Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Cheryl Strayed
May 7, 2021
Wordplay Festival: Intercontinental Series featuring Helen Oyeyemi
May 7, 2021
Mary Jo Bang, Joshua Beckman and Zachary Schomburg
May 12, 2021
Writing Breakage: The Collage Essay
May 15, 2021
Craft Conversations: Place: Setting Down Roots
May 17, 2021
Talking Back: Writing in Conversation with Other Texts
May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi
May 20, 2021
May 25, 2021
The Madwoman in the Attic and the Monstrous Feminine
June 5, 2021
Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play
June 5, 2021
Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session
June 15, 2021
Complexity and Simplicity: Unlocking the Genius of Your Craft


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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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