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.
One Page Wednesday
April 4, 2018
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE: Sloane Crosley in Conversation with Chuck Klosterman
April 19, 2018
This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-order a $26 copy…
Oregon Book Awards Fiction and Poetry Finalists reading
April 25, 2018
Featuring: manuel arturo abreu Omar El Akkad Samiya Bashir Allison Cobb Wayne…
April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…