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.
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
December 10, 2019
The Moth returns to Portland this December! This extraordinary performance will sell…
December 12, 2019
Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam which meets on the…
Collisions: Short Story Workshop
January 14, 2020
January 14–February 18, 2020 Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (six sessions) Instructor: Josha Nathan…
Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange
March 5, 2020
Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy…
April 30, 2020
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