At the WITS Anthology Release Party & Fundraiser, we had hundreds of small cupcakes with circular flags stuck into their frosting. Each flag was printed on one side with “Thanks to your donation…” and the other side had a short, specific example of what a donation to the WITS program can facilitate.
For those who wondered how many different flags there were, we had 16 different sayings. Here’s the list:
Abby had a community leader as a mentor for her college essays.
Juwan saw Edwidge Danticat speak.
Kathy’s class met the author of their assigned novel.
Miles performed his slam poetry at Wordstock.
Natasha saw Margaret Atwood at the Schnitzer.
Christina published her poem and won a prize for it.
Billy was featured on OPB’s Think Out Loud.
Nuwo wrote an essay about nuns in Africa.
Anna was published in the Oregonian.
Jabari read his poem at Talking Drum books.
Angel read Isabel Allende’s book and then saw her at the Schnitzer.
Bronson Enos read his poem to an audience of 2,300 people.
Mohad got to meet Greg Mortenson.
Natasha Trethewey visited Madison High School.
Frankie read her story at Annie Bloom’s Books.
Hundreds of commuters read Talisha’s poem every day.
Incite: Queer Writers Read
September 6, 2017
A new curated reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll…
Francis Ford Coppola in conversation with Melena Ryzik of The New York Times
October 2, 2017
Tickets start at $15, available at Portland5.com. Francis Ford Coppola is an…
2017/2018 Portland Arts & Lectures
October 12, 2017
The 33rd season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the…
Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts
October 25, 2017
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for our cocktail hour with dinner…
Joe Biden: American Promise Tour
November 30, 2017
Literary Arts will host Joe Biden on Thursday, November 30 in celebration…
The Moth Mainstage
December 11, 2017
The Moth returns to Portland on Monday, December 11. This extraordinary performance…