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Literary Arts at AWP

We hope to see you at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair. Stop by our booth #4056

Presenting at 2019 AWP:

Jesmyn Ward and Mitchell S. Jackson, Sponsored by Literary Arts and Lyceum Agency

March 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2

Jesmyn Ward is the author of the National Book Award-winning novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning memoir Men We Reaped. Ward will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, Whiting Award-winner, native Portlander, and author of the novel The Residue Years and nonfiction book Survival Math (forthcoming 2019). Conference registration required.


Off-site Events during 2019 AWP:

These events will be hosted at our community space in downtown Portland (925 SW Washington St.)
No conference registration is necessary to attend off-site events!


INCITE: AWP Off-site Reading

March 27 | 6:00 p.m. | Literary Arts | FREE

A reading featuring: Cooper Lee Bombadier, Barrie Jean Borrich, Sam Roxas-Chua, Violet Defiant, Amber Flame, Penny Guisinger, Brionne Janae, Rosamond S. King, and Ana-Maurine Lara. Hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray


VONA’s 20th Birthday reading: Off-site AWP event

March 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Literary Arts | FREE

VONA is celebrating 20 years of supporting writers of color. VONA, The Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation , is the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the nation and brings writers of color from the margins to a community where their work is centralized and honored. The reading will feature: Faith Adiele, Samiya Bashir, Aye De Leon, Reyna Grande, JP Howard, Dickson Lam, David Mura, Beth Nguyen, Alan Pelaex, Elmaz Abinader. Hosted by M. Evelina Galang.


SMC MFA, Omnidawn, and McSweeney’s: AWP Off-site Reading

March 30 | 6:00 p.m. | Literary Arts | FREE

A reading with: Victoria Chang, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Sara Mumolo, Jesse Nathan, Joseph Rios, Tamsin Smith, Lysley Tenorio, and Matthew Zapruder. Sponsored by Saint Mary’s college MFA in Creative Writing, Omnidawn Publishing, and McSweeney’s.


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