Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has brought the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Oregon. In addition to live events that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with classroom visits and workshops.
The 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures Season:
James McBride (The Good Lord Bird) | October 16, 2014
Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction) | November 13, 2014
Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue) | January 15, 2015
Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) | February 19, 2015
Katherine Boo (Behind the Beautiful Forevers) | April 23, 2015
Click here for more information. Full subscriptions to the series start at $75 and are available online or by calling our box office at 503-227-2583. All events occur at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland, Oregon.
A schedule of Literary Arts’ 30th Anniversary festivities (including the launch of an online audio archive, a best-of book of lectures, and a birthday bash) is forthcoming later this spring.
Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase
May 22, 2019
Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in…
One Page Wednesday – June
June 5, 2019
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Omar El Akkad
September 25, 2019
Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with Margaret Atwood, acclaimed…
2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: George Packer
October 24, 2019
The series will begin on October 24 with author and staff writer…
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
December 10, 2019
The Moth returns to Portland this December! This extraordinary performance will sell…