• 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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Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar¬†loves cats and puppies and kids and sparklers and starry nights and ice cream and summer vacations and festivals. When she is not eating ice cream and playing with cats and dogs, she daydreams and writes award-winning books for adults and kids, including the picture books When I Carried You in My Belly and Sugar in Milk. Her most recent book is Binny’s Diwali, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani. Thrity lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and treasures the letters she receives from young readers.


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

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.