At Literary Arts, we believe that stories can change the world. Our programs work together to help ensure that all Oregonians can find and share their story. In doing so, we are a more informed, empowered, empathetic, and inclusive community.
Portland Arts & Lectures
Welcoming the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Portland. Reserve your seat and enjoy five memorable evenings of thought-provoking author events.
Inspiring local high school students to engage in transformative experiences in the classroom and the concert hall. From creative writing residencies to school visits with world-renowned authors, explore how our initiatives inspire youth to find their stories.
Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships
Supporting writers and publishers who produce remarkable work across Oregon. Join your community in celebrating and honoring our state’s writers and publishers.
Portland Book Festival
Bringing our community together to celebrate books and stories, and the ideas that drive them. Take part in this annual celebration, every November at the Portland Art Museum.
Delve Readers Seminars
Engaging readers to explore challenging books in lively seminars led by experienced scholars. Delve into the classics, re-read your favorite books, and explore contemporary authors and ideas in an eye-opening and discussion-based setting.
Offering opportunities for writers at all levels to hone their craft and build community through intimate classes focused on specific goals. Enroll in a class to generate new work, revise your manuscript, commit to a more rigorous writing schedule, and much more.