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.
Oregon Book Awards Fiction and Poetry Finalists reading
April 25, 2018
Featuring: manuel arturo abreu Omar El Akkad Samiya Bashir Allison Cobb Stephen…
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…
Memoir Students End of Year Reading
May 6, 2018
A reading featuring students from Jay Ponteri’s year long memoir class: Matthew…
Dao Strom, Shayla Lawson, Elena Passarello
May 9, 2018
In partnership with the Northwest Academy Visiting Writing Series Shayla Lawson is (and…
Words That Burn: Staged Reading
May 15, 2018
Words That Burn brings to life the distinctive voices of conscientious objector William…