• October 4, 2023
          One Page Wednesday- October
          October 5, 2023
          Bookmark: A fundraising gala for Literary Arts
          October 11, 2023
          Timeless Feminist Wisdom: A poetic conversation between Adela Zamudio and Adrienne Rich
          October 17, 2023
          An Evening with Barbara Kingsolver
  • Box Office


For the fiscal year June 1, 2021–May 31, 2022

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Words From the Director

From Literary Arts’ Executive Director Andrew Proctor.

Development and Financial Activities

Understand how contributions from donors impact Oregon’s readers and writers.

12,000 Readers Engaged

From the concert hall to the classroom, world-renowned authors engaged with our communities both virtually and in person. Our season of events featured more than 150 authors in lectures, readings, and discussions. We were overjoyed to safely welcome audiences back to in-person events, and offered hybrid options for Portland Arts & Lectures and Portland Book Festival. 

1,700 Writers Supported

We celebrated and recognized the remarkable work being created by local writers and publishers through awards and fellowships. We also hired local and national authors to teach classes, and partnered with artists and organizations to host free events in our space and in the community. 

3,400 Youth Inspired

Our Youth Programs returned to classrooms and the concert hall this year. Our Writers in the Schools (WITS) writers-in-residence taught in person, readings took place in school libraries and on stage at Portland Book Festival, and the city-wide youth poetry slam championship Verselandia! made its triumphant return to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. From meeting world-class authors to performing their own work, students across and beyond Portland engaged with inspiring and creative youth programming. 

Thank you to our 2021/22 Supporters

For fiscal year June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022.

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