Delve Seminar Summary: One Nation Still On Fire–James Baldwin & Jesmyn Ward

Delve Seminar Summary: One Nation Still On Fire–James Baldwin & Jesmyn Ward

[by Jenny Chu] One Nation Still On Fire: James Baldwin and Jesmyn Ward Guide: Béalleka Makau     *This blog article will appear also in the Oregon Arts Watch in 2018.   I want to write about a dead elephant. As a scribe, my tuition was comped for the sold-out Delve, “One Nation Still on…

2018 Verselandia! Winners

2018 Verselandia! Winners

The seventh annual Verselandia! featured 21 students from 12 different schools competing for glory in the city-wide high school poetry slam at the Schnitz. The audience was our largest (and loudest?) thus far.  Here are the five winners and the schools they represent:  1. Lucinda Drake, Franklin High School 2. Nikole Davis, Grant High School…

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Graphic Literature

2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalist: Graphic Literature

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place April 30 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the ceremony.      The New Deal by Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Comics) It’s…

WITS End-of-Residency Reading at Parkrose High School

WITS End-of-Residency Reading at Parkrose High School

by Cassie Duncanson After the final bell rung at Parkrose High School, a dedicated group of students from Ms. Doina Moldovan’s English classes gathered in the library to participate in a Literary Arts WITS student reading. The students spent a portion of their semester working with authors Zulema Renee Summerfield working on poetry or with…

Mohsin Hamid visits Parkrose and Wilson High Schools for Everybody Reads

Mohsin Hamid visits Parkrose and Wilson High Schools for Everybody Reads

by Cassie Duncanson As part of the 2018 Everybody Reads program, a partnership with Multnomah County Library, Literary Arts brought Mohsin Hamid to Parkrose High School’s library for a Q&A with over 60 students on April 5. Hamid’s most recent novel, Exit West, is the 2018 selection for Everybody Reads, a community project that culminated with…

2018 Oregon Book Award Finalists: General Nonfiction

2018 Oregon Book Award Finalists: General Nonfiction

The 2018 Oregon Book Awards ceremony takes place April 24 at the Gerding Theater. Join us! You can purchase tickets to the ceremony at Brown Paper Tickets. You can also cast your vote online for the 2018 Readers Choice Award. This years winners of the Oregon Book Award, including the Readers Choice Award, will be announced at the ceremony.  We’ll be…

2018 Literary Fellowship Recipient Adair V

2018 Literary Fellowship Recipient Adair V

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2018 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 eighteen writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2019 OLF applications will be posted at the end of April, and the deadline to apply will be Monday,…

Literary Arts Is Accepting Proposals for Fall Writing Classes

Literary Arts Is Accepting Proposals for Fall Writing Classes

Literary Arts is currently accepting class proposals for writing classes from teachers for Spring 2019. The majority of Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 classes have been scheduled. Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing classes for adults. Instructors should be knowledgeable about the craft of writing,…

2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Danielle Deulen

2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Danielle Deulen

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2018 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 eighteen writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2019 OLF applications will be posted at the end of April, and the deadline to apply will be Monday,…

2018 Oregon Literary Fellowships Recipient: Erica Anne Briggs

2018 Oregon Literary Fellowships Recipient: Erica Anne Briggs

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2018 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 eighteen writers and two publishers to receive grants of $3,500 each. The 2019 OLF applications will be posted at the end of April, and the deadline to apply will be Monday,…