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