“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…

Literary Arts at AWP

We hope to see you at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair. Stop by our booth #4056 Presenting at 2019 AWP: Jesmyn Ward and Mitchell S. Jackson, Sponsored by Literary Arts and Lyceum Agency March 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2 Jesmyn Ward…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Spring/Summer Events!

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Spring/Summer Events!

Literary Arts seeks an intern to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This internship is five months, from April 15, 2019 – September 15, 2019, and will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…

“Often, the work of writing is not to answer a question, but rather to create the language in which it can be asked.” 2019 Fellow, Justin Taylor

“Often, the work of writing is not to answer a question, but rather to create the language in which it can be asked.” 2019 Fellow, Justin Taylor

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,…

Finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction

Finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction

The following books are finalists for the 2019 Oregon Book Awards! 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 the Gerding Theater. The…

“While we each write alone, none of us writes in a vacuum.” 2019 Fellow, Chelsea Biondolillo

“While we each write alone, none of us writes in a vacuum.” 2019 Fellow, Chelsea Biondolillo

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 Everybody Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Portland

2019 Everybody Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Portland

On March 14, Literary Arts will host acclaimed author, poet, and playwright Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie during Multnomah County Library’s 2019 Everybody Reads program. In addition to her sold-out event at the Arlene Schntizer Concert hall, Adichie will be visiting with students at Gresham and Jefferson High School.  Please note that the March 14 event with Adichie…