• June 24, 2024
          Letter Writing Social
          June 26, 2024
          BIPOC Reading Series – June
          October 9, 2024
          Amy Tan: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25
          October 15, 2024
          Malcolm Gladwell in conversation
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Chris Harris

Chris Harris is the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, illustrated by Lane Smith. His latest book is The Alphabet’s Alphabet, illustrated by Dan Santat. He has been an executive producer for comedies including How I Met Your Mother, and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. His pieces have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. He lives in Los Angeles.


Purchase The Alphabet’s Alphabet from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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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.