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…

“Find a way to get out of your head to get into your work. Write, polish, enjoy, submit, forget about it, repeat.” 2019 Fellow, Amy Baskin

“Find a way to get out of your head to get into your work. Write, polish, enjoy, submit, forget about it, repeat.” 2019 Fellow, Amy Baskin

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,…

Recommended Reading from the 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Authors

Our annual Portland Arts & Lectures series brings world-famous authors to town to engage with our local community. In addition to live lectures that are later broadcast statewide on The Archive Project on OPB radio, the program connects renowned authors with readers and writers of all ages through classroom visits and writing workshops. During each event,…

“It’s hard. There are no secrets. You just have to keep applying and putting your work out there.” 2019 Fellow, Chris Stuck

“It’s hard. There are no secrets. You just have to keep applying and putting your work out there.” 2019 Fellow, Chris Stuck

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,…

Jacqueline Woodson: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson on April 4 for the last event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. During her time in Portland, Woodson will visit with students at Roosevelt High School and talk with OPB’s Dave Miller during a live Think Out Loud event at our community…