Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Bank of America as our Presenting Sponsor for Portland Book Festival 2022. We are so grateful for Bank of America’s support, with special thanks to Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s 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.
This year’s Portland Book Festival will return to the SW Park Blocks, with stages at the Portland Art Museum and surrounding venues. The fully in-person Festival will take place on Saturday, November 5 and feature on-stage conversations, pop-up readings, kids’ programming, a book fair, workshops, and more.
The Festival will have ticket prices as low as $15, and be free to youth 17 and under. 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.
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.
“The Portland Book Festival is an enduring community enrichment event and we are thrilled to be back downtown this year,” said Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s President for Oregon and SW Washington. “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, community development, economic development and social progress. They have been serving Oregon for more than 120 years, and have invested more than $16.5 million in support to Oregon and SW Washington since 2015.
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. As we transition the Festival back to an in-person community event, 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.”
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.