2018/2019 Annual Report

2018/2019 Annual Report

During our 2018/2019 season of events, we inspired more than 20,000 people to explore books, stories, and the important ideas and issues they raise. Our programs help Oregonians of all ages find and share their stories. From concert hall events with acclaimed authors to open mic readings at our community space, we provide a platform…

Illustrator Jonathan Hill Captures the Portland Book Festival

Illustrator Jonathan Hill Captures the Portland Book Festival

Save the date: The Portland Book Festival returns Saturday, November 9 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues. Lineup and tickets will be announced in early September. We are excited to announce our collaboration with Portland-based cartoonist and illustrator Jonathan Hill for the 2019 Portland Book Festival. The goal of this new initiative is…

Bank of America returns as the Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2019

Bank of America returns as the Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2019

Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Bank of America as our Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2019. We are so grateful for Bank of America’s support, with special thanks to Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America’s Market President in Oregon and SW Washington. Bank of America’s leadership in the community…

Internship Opening This Summer: Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships

Internship Opening This Summer: Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships

Literary Arts seeks an intern to assist with administrative duties at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. POSITION: Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships Intern Deadline to apply: June 12, 2019. DURATION: The internship would start mid-June 2019, and last through mid-September 2019. The internship would be 4-5 hours a week…

2019 Verselandia! Winners

2019 Verselandia! Winners

Congrats to our 2019 Verselandia! finalists. The eighth annual Verselandia! featured 21 students from 12 different schools competing for glory in the city-wide high school poetry slam at the Schnitz. 1st Place:  Jordan Wolmut, Benson 2nd Place:  Nikole Davis, Grant 3rd Place:  Ari Lohr, Wilson 4th Place:  Erin Challenor, Madison 5th Place:  Dashiell Rucka, Jefferson…

“Learn from your mistakes, never internalize rejection or failure, and when you experience success be encouraging to others.” 2019 Fellow, Sterling Cunio

“Learn from your mistakes, never internalize rejection or failure, and when you experience success be encouraging to others.” 2019 Fellow, Sterling Cunio

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients with individual features on our blog! Out-of-state judges spent several months evaluating the 400+ applications we received, and selected thirteen writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2020 OLF applications will be posted at the end of April, and the deadline to apply will be Friday,…

2019 Finalists for Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature

2019 Finalists for Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in children’s literature. Each year, this program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony event on April 22…

2019 Finalists for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction

2019 Finalists for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction. Each year, this program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony event on April 22…

2019 Finalists for Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction

2019 Finalists for Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in general nonfiction. Each year, this program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony event on April 22…

2019 Finalists for the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry

2019 Finalists for the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in poetry. Each year, this program honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Winners will be announced live during the ceremony event on April 22 at…