“What you get from the process is a wonderful outcome in itself.” 2019 Fellow, Karen Luper

“What you get from the process is a wonderful outcome in itself.” 2019 Fellow, Karen Luper

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 Friday, August 2, 2019.…

Teacher Spotlight: Matthew Minicucci

Teacher Spotlight: Matthew Minicucci

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015). His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals including The Believer, The Gettysburg Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review,…

“Do the work you were put here to do. Write the stories that only you can write.” 2019 Fellow, Marcus Lund

“Do the work you were put here to do. Write the stories that only you can write.” 2019 Fellow, Marcus Lund

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 Friday, August 2, 2019.…

“Be yourself. Trust yourself. Persist.” 2019 Fellow, Ana-Maurine Lara

“Be yourself. Trust yourself. Persist.” 2019 Fellow, Ana-Maurine Lara

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 Friday, August 2,…

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Lampton Scott

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Lampton Scott

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House, The Guardian online, Electric Literature, Monkeybicycle, Okey-Panky, and No Tokens Journal. She has served as assistant and managing editor on books in the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and she’s a MacDowell Colony fellow. Laura has taught fiction at the University of Montana,…

Jennifer Egan: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Jennifer Egan on February 21 the fourth event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. During her time in Oregon, Egan will visit with students at Lincoln High School and local writers at our community space. Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago, Illinois. At seven years old,…

List of Books Submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards

List of Books Submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards

Here is a final list of titles that were submitted to the 2019 Oregon Book Awards. A total of 178 titles were submitted. Books by Oregon authors with an original publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 were eligible. For the drama award, scripts by Oregon authors that were published or had…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Danielle Frandina is an educator, writer, and editor who earned her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, where she chaired the school’s humanities department. Danielle is founder, curator and host of the Portland reading series Tell It Slant. Her stories and essays can…

Tayari Jones: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Tayari Jones on January 17 the third event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Tune in to OPB Radio’s Think Out Loud at 12:00 p.m. on January 17 to hear Geoff Norcross interview Jones live from our community space in downtown Portland. During her time…

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Kristina Tate is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has lived in Arizona, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, New York City, Australia and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Narratively, Guernica, BOMB and others. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel. This winter, Kristina will be teaching Building a Scene. Here is…