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.
Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela Santos
March 20, 2019
A reading featuring the poets Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela…
Cave Canem Fellows Reading: Off-site AWP event
March 27, 2019
Experience Cave Canem’s annual Off-Site Reading at AWP Portland, hosted by Literary…
VONA’s 20th Birthday reading: Off-site AWP event
March 29, 2019
VONA is celebrating 20 years of supporting writers of color. VONA, The…
2019 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 22, 2019
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…
April 25, 2019
Celebrate Portland’s youth poets during our eighth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. Students…