Now in its fourth season, The Archive Project features recordings from our special events and community readings. Stream recordings from Portland Arts & Lectures events, the Verselandia! citywide youth poetry slam, and Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival.

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Just the Right Talk





October 8, 2018

By Joanna Rose      Deray Mackesson’s afternoon talk at Grant High School got started a little late because the staff had to keep setting up more and more chairs. The library eventually filled to almost 200 students, and meanwhile Mr…

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September 26, 2018

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures launches on Thursday, October 11  with Jill Lepore, award-winning historian and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman and National Book Award finalist Book of Ages.…

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September 6, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, join readers of all ages for the largest celebration of books and writing in the Pacific Northwest. There will be 100+ authors, 80+ vendors, 6 partner venues, 13 writing workshops, food trucks, and satellite bookstores from our indie bookselling partners Annie Bloom’s Books, Broadway…

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Omar El Akkad, Bejamin Percy, Lidia Yuknavitch (Rebroadcast)

Omar El Akkad, Bejamin Percy, Lidia Yuknavitch (Rebroadcast)

October 18, 2018

This episode of The Archive Project features authors Omar El Akkad, Benjamin Percy, and Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation at 2017’s Portland Book Festival. In this panel, titled “Resistance and Rebellion: Dystopian Fiction,” the authors discuss the inspiration for and execution of their boundary-pushing new works.

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