Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.
Literary Arts is doing the work and I was so proud to be a part of it. There is a pulse in the communities they’re engaging with – a hunger, a deep gratitude and so much talent finally getting seen and heard. It’s a force for change and wow, how amazing to see that change firsthand.”Jacqueline Woodson, Portland Arts & Lectures Author
“Literary Arts demolishes walls and builds bridges, clearing the way so that literature can work its special magic.”Tayari Jones, Portland Arts & Lectures Author
For the past 35 years, Literary Arts has built community around literature, books, and storytelling, and the essential ideas and issues they raise. Learn more about our organization and vibrant creative community.
Our programs create opportunities for readers and writers of all ages and walks of life to engage with books and stories. Join us and explore our programming in concert halls, in classrooms, in our community space, and on the radio.