You’re invited to make a difference.
A Benefit for Literary Arts
Thursday, September 26, 2019
New Venue: Hilton Portland Downtown
(921 SW Sixth Avenue)
Doors at 5:30 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Mark your Calendars! Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts returns on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Please Note: Our venue has changed. Bookmark will now take place at the Hilton Portland Downtown (921 SW Sixth Avenue) in the Pavilion Ballroom, Second Floor.
Don’t miss this unforgettable evening with inspiring arts performances, sumptuous food, cocktails and wine featuring our favorite Oregon tastemakers, one-of-a-kind live auction packages,
and a chance for you to show YOUR gratitude for Oregon’s readers and writers during our rousing paddle raise!
We’ll celebrate the extraordinary voices in our community and the many ways books and storytelling transform what we know of ourselves and each other.
Attend or sponsor alongside 400 of Literary Arts’ most passionate supporters and help make a difference in the lives of Oregon’s readers and writers.
Cocktail Reception | Fine Food | Live Auction | Paddle Raise | & More
Please check back for more event updates as we approach Bookmark 2019.
Emcee // Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani is the author of five books of poetry, is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A multiple TEDx speaker, he has appeared on HBO, and NPR, and has done commissions for the Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Portland Timbers. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland, OR, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Literary Arts.
Special Guest // Reema Zaman
Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours. I Am Yours has been adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Board of Education. Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms., The Guardian, Salon, Guernica, Longreads, Shape, and elsewhere. She was the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, she currently lives in Oregon.
Thank you to our sponsors!
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“Literary Arts is arts programming at its best: well organized, far reaching, rigorous, and shot through with genuine joy. It’s true that books bring us together, but books can’t do it by themselves. Literary Arts demolishes walls and builds bridges, clearing the way so that literature can work its special magic.” —Tayari Jones, 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lecture author