Announcing the 2017 Author Lineup for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Announcing the 2017 Author Lineup for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Literary Arts has been hard at work preparing for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Bank of America. This event builds community around books, from children’s story times and writing workshops to author events and the book fair. Below are some highlights and updates as we look forward to the festival’s return on Saturday, November…

Literary Arts Annual Report 2016/2017

Literary Arts Annual Report 2016/2017

by Molly MacGilbert, Development & Marketing Intern, Portland State University student View Literary Arts’ 2016/2017 Annual Report here. While the past year has presented challenges for the arts and for nonprofits, it has urged us to reflect upon why our work here at Literary Arts is as crucial as ever. This year, our stats show…

Get Your Work Out There with Martha Grover

Martha Grover is teaching “Getting Your Work Out There: Publishing” at Literary Arts, beginning on September 30. Click here for full details and to register. Grover is the author of The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing), a 2017 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of One More for the People…

Short Story Intensive with Margaret Malone

Short Story Intensive with Margaret Malone

Margaret Malone is teaching “Short Story Intensive” this fall at Literary Arts, where participants will craft a short story over four weeks, beginning September 28, 2017. Click here for full details and to register! Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You (Atelier26 Books), finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award and winner of the Balcones…

Write Flash Fiction with Laura Lampton Scott

Write Flash Fiction with Laura Lampton Scott

Laura Lampton Scott is teaching “Flash Fiction II: Compression and Beyond” this fall at Literary Arts, beginning on September 14, 2017. Click here for full details and to register! Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House online, Notre Dame Review, Monkeybicycle, Okey-Panky, and No Tokens Journal. She served as the senior associate editor for Lavil: Life, Love,…

Challenge Yourself to Write with Shayla Lawson

Challenge Yourself to Write with Shayla Lawson

Shayla Lawson is teaching “Challenge Yourself to Write: Developing Your Writing Practice” this fall at Literary Arts, beginning September 23, 2017. Click here for full details and to register! Lawson is the author of three poetry collections: A Speed Education in Human Being, PANTONE,and the forthcoming I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean. Her work has appeared in Guernica,…

De:Canon: A Visibility Project

De:Canon: A Visibility Project

De-Canon: A Visibility Project is a “pop-up library” and web resource project that showcases literary art by writers/artists of color. It is a project facilitated by Portland-based poet Neil Aitken and poet-musician Dao Strom. This project is supported by a 2017 Precipice Fund Grant. This exhibit takes the form of a pop-up library that includes…

@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Fall 2017

@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Fall 2017

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 September – December, 2017. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, sound recording and editing, and writing for social media.…

Writing Memoir with Natalie Serber

Writing Memoir with Natalie Serber

Natalie Serber is teaching a memoir writing boot camp at Literary Arts this fall, beginning September 17, 2017. Click here for details and to register! Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10…

Incite at Literary Arts in July!

Incite at Literary Arts in July!

Sossity Chiricuzio, Nan Collie and Judith Barrington appeared at INCITE: Queer Writers Read on Tuesday, July 11. The series is curated by Kate Grey and Kate Caroll de Gutes. You can read an interview with the two Kates here on our blog. The two Kates!  Sossity Chiricuzio…