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…

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Zulema Renee Summerfield is the author of the novel Every Other Weekend. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review. Her first book, Everything Faces All Ways At Once, is available from Fourteen Hills Press. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she currently lives in Portland. Zulema will be teaching Elements of…

Tara Westover at Franklin High School

Tara Westover at Franklin High School

Tara Westover’s dry humor, sincere optimism, and palpable conviction have surfaced triumphantly from an arduous personal history. Her best-selling memoir recounts the early decades of her life in commanding and visceral detail, but Westover remains gracefully enigmatic. Her demeanor is consistent between a performance hall and a high school library. However, the customary PAL high…

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Suzy Vitello’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Plazm, Tarpaulin Sky, various anthologies and other literary journals. She is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and the author of three young adult novels: The Moment Before; The Empress Chronicles, and The Keepsake. Suzy will be teaching Starting the Young Adult Novel this winter. Here is…

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Jeremy Townley’s work has appeared in Collier’s, Harvard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, and other magazines and journals. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Portland, Pacific University, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jeremy will be teaching Launching Stories this winter. Here’s more about the class. Q: Describe what happens in…

Tara Westover: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures continues during our second event on Tuesday, December 4 with Tara Westover.    The youngest of seven children, Tara Westover was born on a remote mountain in Idaho sometime in September 1986; the exact date is unknown, because her parents were radical survivalists living completely off the…

WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

When fourteen student writers assembled outside of the Portland Art Museum on a Saturday in early November, it wasn’t raining. It certainly wasn’t warm, and the acute sunlight was misleading, but the fall day was dry, an elemental improvement from previous Portland Book Festivals. By 10 o’clock that morning, the Park Blocks had already seen…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

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 four months, from January 15, 2019 – April 15, 2019, and will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…

New Hires at Literary Arts

We are thrilled to have several new staff members at Literary Arts. These team members are already making great strides and helping us reach more readers and writers across our state. Welcome! (Bios submitted by staff.)     Alex Dang, Verselandia! Specialist Born and raised in Portland, and an alumnin of Cleveland High School, Alex…

Literary Arts is in the 2018 Give!Guide

Literary Arts is proud to be included in Willamette Week’s Give!Guide for the 12th year in a row!   Our goal is to raise $20,000 through the Give!Guide to support our programs that reach 20,000 Oregonians each year. When you make a gift to Literary Arts, you help strengthen our entire community by encouraging writers to create new…