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Delve Guide Spotlight: Melissa Joan Walker

September 18, 2017

Melissa Joan Walker is a local writer whose work has appeared in outlets such as the Denver Quarterly, Sentence, Banshee, theNewerYork, After Hours; Orion Headless, Parable Press and more. She holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute…

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Write Poetic Personal Essays with Claudia Savage

September 18, 2017

Claudia Savage is teaching “Poetic Personal Essays” this fall at Literary Arts, beginning October 12. Click here for full details and to register. Savage is half of the improvising sound-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten…

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Announcing the 2017 Author Lineup for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

September 11, 2017

Literary Arts has been hard at work preparing for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Bank of America. This event builds community around books, from children’s story times and writing workshops to author events and the book fair. Below are…

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David Levithan, Michelle Tea, & William Ritter (Rebroadcast)

David Levithan, Michelle Tea, & William Ritter (Rebroadcast)

September 20, 2017

In “The Other Side of the Story: Fantastic Sequels (YA),” David Levithan, Michelle Tea, and William Ritter discuss the follow-up stories to their best-selling books.

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