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…

“For a loner daydreamy-type person, this fellowship is sweet validation that I could find a way to make connections through writing.” 2019 Fellow, Natalie Hirt

“For a loner daydreamy-type person, this fellowship is sweet validation that I could find a way to make connections through writing.” 2019 Fellow, Natalie Hirt

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 guidelines will be posted mid-May 2019, and the deadline to apply will…

“Your mileage on these techniques may vary, so find whatever brings you joy, whatever makes you feel hope, and keep turning toward it.” 2019 Fellow, Jennifer Perrine

“Your mileage on these techniques may vary, so find whatever brings you joy, whatever makes you feel hope, and keep turning toward it.” 2019 Fellow, Jennifer Perrine

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 mid-May 2019, and the deadline to apply will be…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Roberto Bolaño: 2666

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Roberto Bolaño: 2666

Benjamin McPherson Ficklin was born in Portland, Oregon, and now spends most of his life travelling. Outside of his writing and photography, he works as a gongfu tea-master, lumberjack, commercial salmon fisherman, and ulu farmer. His work has been published in Lomography, Ursus Americanus Press, Clackamas Literary Review, Autre, Bang!, and all three anthologies by…

“Rejection is a normal part of the process, but it can take a while to reframe it in our mind that way, not as an obstacle but a stepping stone.” 2019 Fellow, Stacy Brewster

“Rejection is a normal part of the process, but it can take a while to reframe it in our mind that way, not as an obstacle but a stepping stone.” 2019 Fellow, Stacy Brewster

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 mid-May 2019, and the deadline to apply will be…