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…

Delve Seminar Guides: Hiring Information

Literary Arts is currently accepting proposals from instructors/guides for our Delve Readers Seminars  for the 2019-2020 season (Fall 2019 to Spring 2020). The Delve 2018-2019 season has been scheduled.  Delve Readers Seminars are discussion-based literature seminars that explore compelling authors and books, themed literary topics, and also the intersection of literature with other mediums. Literary…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events This Fall

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events This Fall

Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships are five months, from September 5, 2018 – January 15, 2019. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…

2017-2018 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

Each year, our programs bring more than 20,000 Oregonians together to explore the many ways literature can enrich our lives. Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report. We invite you to hear world-famous authors in the concert hall and on the radio. We ask you to support emerging writers, young and old, during community…

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship

  When is the deadline to apply for a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship? Monday, July 9. 2018 at 5:00 p.m. You can hand-deliver your application to our office at 925 SW Washington. We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (we are closed July 4th).Unfortunately we do not accept faxed or emailed applications.…

Delve Seminar Summary: Roberto Bolaño–State/Art/Violence

Delve Seminar Summary: Roberto Bolaño–State/Art/Violence

[by Patrick Newson] Seminar Title: “Roberto Bolaño: State/Art/Violence” Guide: Benjamin McPherson Ficklin Texts by Roberto Bolaño: The Savage Detectives  Distant Star Antwerp     Bolano: Art, State, Violence   My first encounter with Roberto Bolaño’s novel The Savage Detectives was an audiobook version I bought in San Francisco several years ago. My friend, BMF —…

Delve Seminar Summary: Octavia Butler’s Parables

Delve Seminar Summary: Octavia Butler’s Parables

[by Krystal Wu] Seminar Title: “Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents” Guide: Christopher Rose Novel Series by Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower (novel) Parable of the Talents (novel)     All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change. God Is…

Delve Seminar Summary: George Saunders–The Long and Short Of It

Delve Seminar Summary: George Saunders–The Long and Short Of It

[by Elizabeth Scott] Seminar Title: “George Saunders: The Long and Short of It” Guide: Trevor Dodge Texts by George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (novel) Tenth of December (stories)   9/6/17 After introductions, Trevor spent some time talking about George Saunders’ writing process based on an essay he wrote.  Saunders views the process of writing as one…

Bank of America returns as the Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2018

Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Bank of America as our exclusive Title Sponsor for the Portland Book Festival in 2018. 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…