• February 28, 2024
          BIPOC Reading Series February
          February 29, 2024
          Charles Yu: Portland Arts & Lectures 2023/24
          March 6, 2024
          One Page Wednesday
          April 4, 2024
          Everybody Reads 2024: Gabrielle Zevin
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Andrew Proctor

Andrew Proctor

Executive Director

Pronouns: he/him

Andrew has been the director of Literary Arts since 2009. Born and raised in Canada, Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, and later worked in London for the Cultural Attaché to the Canadian High Commission. In the UK, he also earned an MA in English Literature at the University of East Anglia under the supervision of England’s then Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion. From 2000-2004 Proctor worked as an editor for HarperCollins in New York City and then as the Membership and Operations Director of the PEN American Center, a global literary and human rights organization focused on the welfare of writers and editors. In total, Proctor has worked in the literary world for over twenty years in the governmental, for profit and nonprofit sectors.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.