During our 2018/2019 season of events, we inspired more than 20,000 people to explore books, stories, and the important ideas and issues they raise.
Our programs help Oregonians of all ages find and share their stories. From concert hall events with acclaimed authors to open mic readings at our community space, we provide a platform for diverse voices to be heard. These shared experiences allow our audiences to gather and celebrate the power that words have in creating empowered, empathetic, and inclusive communities.
“Literary Arts demolishes walls and builds bridges, clearing the way so that literature can work its special magic.”
—Tayari Jones, 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author
Exploring the Lyric Essay
February 2, 2020
February 2-23, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)…
Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange
March 5, 2020
Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy…
Fear and Writing
April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020 Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Peg Cheng For…
2020 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2020
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…