Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Danielle Frandina is an educator, writer, and editor who earned her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, where she chaired the school’s humanities department. Danielle is founder, curator and host of the Portland reading series Tell It Slant. Her stories and essays can…

Tayari Jones: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Tayari Jones on January 17 the third event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Tune in to OPB Radio’s Think Out Loud at 12:00 p.m. on January 17 to hear Geoff Norcross interview Jones live from our community space in downtown Portland. During her time…

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Kristina Tate is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has lived in Arizona, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, New York City, Australia and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Narratively, Guernica, BOMB and others. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel. This winter, Kristina will be teaching Building a Scene. Here is…

Announcing Literary Arts’ New Board Members

In December, we welcomed five new board members to Literary Arts. Join us in welcoming them: Ann Edlen has spent three decades in marketing and advertising, and is the co-founder of Think Joule, a creative agency here in Portland. She has served on the numerous boards, including of Jesuit High School, Self Enhancement Institute, Portland Art Museum,…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes

Upcoming Delve Seminar- British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes

Ivonne Saed is a graphic designer, photographer, and writer who explores the crossroads between the visual and the textual within the Humanities, both in her own professional creation as well as in teaching. She published the novel Triple crónica de un nombre (Triple Chronicle of a Name)—Juan Rulfo National Award for First Novel in Mexico—and…

Upcoming Delve Seminar – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part Two

Upcoming Delve Seminar – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part Two

Sara Guest is an editor and poet. Her previous work has included being an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica, producer for Harpo Studios (Oprah’s Book Club), and program coordinator for Write Around Portland. She is currently the creative manager for Swaim Strategies. Sara has an MA in English from Case Western Reserve University. This winter, she…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech

Monica Vilhauer earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, and tenure at Roanoke College in Virginia. After a decade of teaching philosophy in college classrooms, Monica moved back home to Oregon and founded Curious Soul Philosophy, a Portland-based business offering workshops and retreats that emphasize the practical…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Christopher Lord is the author of the Dickens Junction Mysteries, a past recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship, and has been a frequent Delve Guide for works by Dickens, Hardy, Forster, and the “Golden Age” of Detective Fiction. Christopher will be leading E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels this winter. Here is what he has to say about…

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was published by Two Sylvias…

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

{by Gary Thill} Seminar title: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part One Guide: Sarah Guest Seminar texts: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante Session 1 Delve guide Sara Guest introduced the group to author Elena Ferrante and My Brilliant Friend as a mashup of old time…