WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

When fourteen student writers assembled outside of the Portland Art Museum on a Saturday in early November, it wasn’t raining. It certainly wasn’t warm, and the acute sunlight was misleading, but the fall day was dry, an elemental improvement from previous Portland Book Festivals. By 10 o’clock that morning, the Park Blocks had already seen…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

Literary Arts seeks an intern to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This internship is four months, from January 15, 2019 – April 15, 2019, and will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…

New Hires at Literary Arts

We are thrilled to have several new staff members at Literary Arts. These team members are already making great strides and helping us reach more readers and writers across our state. Welcome! (Bios submitted by staff.)     Alex Dang, Verselandia! Specialist Born and raised in Portland, and an alumnin of Cleveland High School, Alex…

Literary Arts is in the 2018 Give!Guide

Literary Arts is proud to be included in Willamette Week’s Give!Guide for the 12th year in a row!   Our goal is to raise $20,000 through the Give!Guide to support our programs that reach 20,000 Oregonians each year. When you make a gift to Literary Arts, you help strengthen our entire community by encouraging writers to create new…

Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore Visits Madison High School By Joanna Rose, James Stone, and Jeremiah Marcum: The 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures launched on Thursday, October 11 with Jill Lepore, award-winning historian, staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of the just published These Truths, a history of the United States.  Her lecture at the Arlene Schnitzer…

Portland Book Festival Reading Recommendations for 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America on Saturday, November 10 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues! We hope you are excited to celebrate books with us. Here are some reading recommendations across all genres to get you ready for the Festival.   FICTION Tom…

DeRay Mckesson Visits Grant High School

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 Mackesson, wearing his signature blue vest,  walked up and down rows of kids, shaking hands…

Jill Lepore: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

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. Her latest book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was recently published on September…

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 author lineup for the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America

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 Books, Powell’s Books, and Green Bean Books, at this year’s festival in downtown Portland. On November 10,…

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

[by Adair V] Seminar Title: “Works of Heart: Literature and Medical Humanities” Guide: Lois Leveen Reading List: The Wet Engine by Brian Doyle The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal   The idea of “heart” permeates our lives, so ubiquitous we’re hardly aware of it, kind of like our own heartbeats. It’s at the center of how we…