@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Winter 2018

@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Winter 2018

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 four months, from January – April, 2018. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing for social media. Literary Arts is a…

Oregon Book Awards Internship Opportunity

Oregon Book Awards Internship Opportunity

  Literary Arts seeks an Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships intern for the four months leading up to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony. This internship offers a great way to gain experience working for a community-based literary non-profit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There is a one-time honorarium awarded as part…

Unchaste November

Unchaste November

by Tailor Dolgin, Literary Arts intern The Unchaste Readers Series held their penultimate reading of 2017 at Literary Arts on November 15. The series, hosted by Jenny Forrester, provides women with a space to share their voices in a variety of forms. This reading was jam-packed with diverse content, featuring nine local writers as they…

Reza Aslan visits Lincoln High School

Reza Aslan visits Lincoln High School

by Mel Wells On the afternoon before his lecture at the Schnitz, Reza Aslan met with 32 students at Lincoln High School who work on their school magazine and the newspaper, The Cardinal Times.  Perched on a stool at the front of the classroom, Aslan began by telling students about his background and his journey…

Books Submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards

Books Submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a list of titles that have been submitted to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards. The finalists will be announced in January 2018. This year there are three judges in each genre. FICTION 13 Months in Vietnam by Bill Kroger A Boy Named Trout by Mercy Strongheart A Song of Bullets by Lizzy Shannon…

College Essay Mentoring Project: Fall 2017

College Essay Mentoring Project: Fall 2017

by Mel Wells We had a busy and wonderful fall with the College Essay Mentoring Project! We returned to Franklin, Madison, and Roosevelt, and partnered with Gresham High School for the very first time. We held two sessions at Franklin and Roosevelt, for a grand total of six mentoring sessions at the high schools. A…

Pop-up Readings at Wordstock: The Pairing of Painting and Prose

Pop-up Readings at Wordstock: The Pairing of Painting and Prose

  by Paul Lask, Adjunct English Professor, Portland State University Pop-ups are like the house shows of Wordstock. They are intimate and freewheeling, without a stage or PA, without a barrier between readers and crowds. At times the author might have to speak louder to compete with people unknowingly chatting a room over. But this…

Boost Your Creative Powers with Stephanie Adams Santos

Boost Your Creative Powers with Stephanie Adams Santos

Stephanie Adams Santos is teaching “Divination for Inspiration: Boost Your Creative Powers” at Wordstock this fall on Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. Click here for more details and to register, and note that registration includes admission to the festival. Adams Santos is also teaching “Revising and Editing Poetry” at Literary Arts beginning on January…

Liar’s League At Literary Arts in October: Fires & Quakes

Liar’s League At Literary Arts in October: Fires & Quakes

by Monica Hay, Literary Arts intern Liars’ League PDX hosted its last event of 2017 at Literary Arts on October 21. The theme for this round was “Fires and Quakes.” Liars’ League, founded in London, is an organization that hosts events where professional actors perform work by writers. Writers have the opportunity to submit unpublished…

George Saunders Meets with Local Writers

George Saunders Meets with Local Writers

George Saunders appeared at Portland Arts & Lectures on Thursday, October 12. That afternoon he met with a group of local writers and shared his thoughts on the writing life. Kim Stafford was in attendance; he took notes to capture some of his Saunders’ ideas and kindly shared them with us: George Saunders speaks to…

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