Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Christopher Lord is the author of the Dickens Junction Mysteries, a past recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship, and has been a frequent Delve Guide for works by Dickens, Hardy, Forster, and the “Golden Age” of Detective Fiction. Christopher will be leading E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels this winter. Here is what he has to say about…

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

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 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was published by Two Sylvias…

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

{by Gary Thill} Seminar title: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part One Guide: Sarah Guest Seminar texts: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante Session 1 Delve guide Sara Guest introduced the group to author Elena Ferrante and My Brilliant Friend as a mashup of old time…

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Zulema Renee Summerfield is the author of the novel Every Other Weekend. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review. Her first book, Everything Faces All Ways At Once, is available from Fourteen Hills Press. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she currently lives in Portland. Zulema will be teaching Elements of…

Tara Westover at Franklin High School

Tara Westover at Franklin High School

Tara Westover’s dry humor, sincere optimism, and palpable conviction have surfaced triumphantly from an arduous personal history. Her best-selling memoir recounts the early decades of her life in commanding and visceral detail, but Westover remains gracefully enigmatic. Her demeanor is consistent between a performance hall and a high school library. However, the customary PAL high…

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Suzy Vitello’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Plazm, Tarpaulin Sky, various anthologies and other literary journals. She is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and the author of three young adult novels: The Moment Before; The Empress Chronicles, and The Keepsake. Suzy will be teaching Starting the Young Adult Novel this winter. Here is…

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Jeremy Townley’s work has appeared in Collier’s, Harvard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, and other magazines and journals. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Portland, Pacific University, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jeremy will be teaching Launching Stories this winter. Here’s more about the class. Q: Describe what happens in…

Tara Westover: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures continues during our second event on Tuesday, December 4 with Tara Westover.    The youngest of seven children, Tara Westover was born on a remote mountain in Idaho sometime in September 1986; the exact date is unknown, because her parents were radical survivalists living completely off the…

WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

WITS Anthology Launch at the Portland Book Festival

When fourteen student writers assembled outside of the Portland Art Museum on a Saturday in early November, it wasn’t raining. It certainly wasn’t warm, and the acute sunlight was misleading, but the fall day was dry, an elemental improvement from previous Portland Book Festivals. By 10 o’clock that morning, the Park Blocks had already seen…

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

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 four months, from January 15, 2019 – April 15, 2019, and will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing…