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Bank of America returns as the Presenting Sponsor of the Portland Book Festival!

Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Bank of America as our Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Portland Book Festival. We are so grateful for Bank of America’s support, with special thanks to Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s Market President for Oregon and SW Washington. Bank of America’s leadership in our community and continued support of Literary Arts help inspire a better, more inclusive world through the power of storytelling.

As the Presenting Sponsor of the Portland Book Festival, Bank of America is making an important statement about the value of the arts as a means for social change and the importance of making art accessible to all. At Literary Arts, we believe that by hosting the Festival both virtually and in-person, we are creating the space for such values to be realized. This year the virtual Festival will be free to attend and runs from November 8-12. The virtual festival will feature a lineup of twenty authors who will spark discussions and participate in engaging virtual panels. It will culminate in a single day in-person event on November 13 in the Portland Art Museum park blocks and surrounding venues. The in-person Festival will have ticket prices as low as $15. Lead sponsors, like Bank of America, help ensure that the Festival is accessible because our whole community deserves the chance to participate in conversations around some of the most pressing issues of our time.

“The Portland Book Festival is an enduring community enrichment event,” said Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s Market President for Oregon and SW Washington. “We are returning as the presenting sponsor of this year’s virtual programming because Bank of America believes in the power of the arts and community partnerships, like Literary Arts, to help economies thrive, educate, and enrich societies, while creating greater cultural understanding. Literature and the art of storytelling eliminate barriers and unites people across cultures, experiences, and ideas. We applaud their efforts as this event draws us together in a way that is essential to the well-being of our city’s economy and communities. This is how we build a better future for all.”

Bank of America is committed to supporting the work of nonprofits who strive to make the local community a better place to live, especially those nonprofits focused on workforce development and education, basic needs and community development, and economic development and social progress. They have been serving Oregon for more than 120 years, and have given more than $6 million in support to Oregon nonprofits since 2015. Literary Arts is delighted to be counted among the many deserving community organizations involved with Bank of America. For more information about their work in the community, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/oregon.

Andrew Proctor, the Executive Director of Literary Arts, remarked, “We are very grateful to have Bank of America back as our Presenting Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival. In a time when many funders have turned away from arts funding, their enduring support is especially meaningful. Bank of America understands that there is a transformative power in making connections between people in our community. We want to thank them for making such an important investment in our work and helping us produce a civic event that reminds all Oregonians of what we have in common: stories. Our communities are stronger and more resilient because of their leadership support.”

This year’s Portland Book Festival will take place online and in-person. Join us online: November 8-12, and in-person on November 13.

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