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Delve Readers Seminars

Engaging readers to explore challenging books and engage in lively, discussion-based seminars led by scholars, teachers, writers, poets, and artists from the Portland community.

Delve Readers Seminars cultivate community around the shared experience of reading. By gathering together weekly to share in-depth conversations about books, authors, and various cultures of thought and experience, we become more astute and empathetic readers, of literature, as well as of human experience.

Delve Seminars are designed for adults 18 and over. Delve participants purchase their own books for the seminar. If you have questions about Delve, contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org.

SEMINAR CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you need to cancel your registration for a seminar, the following refund schedule applies:
• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.If Literary Arts has to cancel a seminar, you will receive a full refund.

REFUNDS AND RECORDINGS:

Literary Arts cannot provide refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for individual classes and seminar sessions that students miss. Literary Arts does not record Zoom classes for students who are absent.

ACCESS PROGRAM:
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

Upcoming Seminars

March 7, 2023
DELVE FOR WRITERS:Coetzee and Han: Point of View
March 14, 2023
A Borderland Study: Who Drew This Line
April 10, 2023
Little Things: A Study of Literary Compression
April 10, 2023
Haunted Chambers: Piranesi and The Little Stranger
April 16, 2023
Introduction to Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past
April 25, 2023
Absalom, Absalom
May 11, 2023
Thomas Mann: The Magic Mountain

Seminar Policies

Delve offers a unique peer-to-peer learning experience that fosters community and intellectual inquiry. Each seminar is limited to 16 participants who will complete designated reading in advance and come prepared to discuss the text in an informal, friendly atmosphere. No previous knowledge of the author or text is required.

Seminars meet once a week, and vary in length. Seminars are typically held at the Literary Arts community space in downtown Portland (925 SW Washington St.).

We encourage you to enroll early; many seminars fill up quickly.

Program Supporter:

We thank A to Z Wineworks for the generous gift of complementary wine served during our Delve seminars.
Community Partners:

We are happy to host occasional Delve seminars at our partner venues: Portland Art Museum, Another Read Through Bookstore