Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore Visits Madison High School By Joanna Rose, James Stone, and Jeremiah Marcum: The 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures launched on Thursday, October 11 with Jill Lepore, award-winning historian, staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of the just published These Truths, a history of the United States.  Her lecture at the Arlene Schnitzer…

Portland Book Festival Reading Recommendations for 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America on Saturday, November 10 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues! We hope you are excited to celebrate books with us. Here are some reading recommendations across all genres to get you ready for the Festival.   FICTION Tom…

DeRay Mckesson Visits Grant High School

By Joanna Rose DeRay Mckesson’s afternoon talk at Grant High School got started a little late because the staff had to keep setting up more and more chairs. The library eventually filled to almost 200 students, and meanwhile Mr. Mckesson, wearing his signature blue vest, walked up and down rows of kids, shaking hands and…

Jill Lepore: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures launches on Thursday, October 11  with Jill Lepore, award-winning historian and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman and National Book Award finalist Book of Ages. Her latest book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was recently published on September…

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the 2018 author lineup for the Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America

On Saturday, November 10, join readers of all ages for the largest celebration of books and writing in the Pacific Northwest. There will be 100+ authors, 80+ vendors, 6 partner venues, 13 writing workshops, food trucks, and satellite bookstores from our indie bookselling partners Annie Bloom’s Books, Broadway Books, Powell’s Books, and Green Bean Books, at this year’s festival in downtown Portland. On November 10,…

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

[by Adair V] Seminar Title: “Works of Heart: Literature and Medical Humanities” Guide: Lois Leveen Reading List: The Wet Engine by Brian Doyle The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal   The idea of “heart” permeates our lives, so ubiquitous we’re hardly aware of it, kind of like our own heartbeats. It’s at the center of how we…

Delve Seminar Guides: Hiring Information

Literary Arts is currently accepting proposals from instructors/guides for our Delve Readers Seminars  for the 2019-2020 season (Fall 2019 to Spring 2020). The Delve 2018-2019 season has been scheduled.  Delve Readers Seminars are discussion-based literature seminars that explore compelling authors and books, themed literary topics, and also the intersection of literature with other mediums. Literary…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events This Fall

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events This Fall

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 five months, from September 5, 2018 – January 15, 2019. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…

2017-2018 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

Each year, our programs bring more than 20,000 Oregonians together to explore the many ways literature can enrich our lives. Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report. We invite you to hear world-famous authors in the concert hall and on the radio. We ask you to support emerging writers, young and old, during community…

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship

  When is the deadline to apply for a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship? Monday, July 9. 2018 at 5:00 p.m. You can hand-deliver your application to our office at 925 SW Washington. We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (we are closed July 4th).Unfortunately we do not accept faxed or emailed applications.…