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 Writers have the opportunity to submit unpublished…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…

George Saunders at Madison High School

George Saunders at Madison High School

by Mel Wells Award-winning author George Saunders had an immediate rapport with students at Madison High School when he visited their library on a rainy Thursday morning. About 95 students came prepared with questions and listened intently to Saunders’ entertaining stories and advice.  After a great introduction by Madison student Carson Flores, Saunders began by…

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Berlin Diary

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Berlin Diary

On October 2 and 3, Literary Arts partnered with Hand2Mouth Theatre to present Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz, a 2017 Oregon Book Award finalist in Drama, to audiences in Eugene at the Oregon Contemporary Theater and at Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland.  About the play: The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal…

Novel Writing with M. Allen Cunningham

Novel Writing with M. Allen Cunningham

M. Allen Cunningham is teaching several classes at Literary Arts this month, specializing in beginning and plotting the novel. All of his classes are currently sold out, but stay tuned as we’ll likely add more in the future!  This piece, “To Know the Stone,” was originally published on Soul Shelter.  To Know the Stone Andy…

Francis Ford Coppola Visits Grant High School

Francis Ford Coppola Visits Grant High School

  by Joanna Rose, WITS Program Specialist On the afternoon of October 2, 2017, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola visited Grant High School, an author visit facilitated by Youth Programs at Literary Arts.  Coppola sat at ease in front of 86 Grant High School students, and started right out telling them that high schools and…

Incite at Literary Arts in September: Abundance  

Incite at Literary Arts in September: Abundance  

by Monica Hay, Event Intern at Literary Arts Incite: Queer Readers Read held its third event at Literary Arts on Wednesday, September 6. The “two Kates” Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray host the events, with the, “hope to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the queer community and with other communities”…

Delve Guide Spotlight: Melissa Joan Walker

Delve Guide Spotlight: Melissa Joan Walker

Melissa Joan Walker is a local writer whose work has appeared in outlets such as the Denver Quarterly, Sentence, Banshee, theNewerYork, After Hours; Orion Headless, Parable Press and more. She holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught writing, literature, and creativity to students at Roosevelt University, DePaul…

Write Poetic Personal Essays with Claudia Savage

Write Poetic Personal Essays with Claudia Savage

Claudia Savage is teaching “Poetic Personal Essays” this fall at Literary Arts, beginning October 12. Click here for full details and to register. Savage is half of the improvising sound-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil). Her poems and interviews have been published in BOMB, Water-Stone Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, and elsewhere.…