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Literary Arts in the Give!Guide 2017
November 1, 2017
Help us break this record of giving and raise more than $20,000 to…
One Page Wednesday: writers share work in progress
December 6, 2017
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Master Class with Javier Zamora
February 11, 2018
Master Class with Javier Zamora Sunday, February 11 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
Latest Blog Posts
November 2, 2017
Stephanie Adams Santos is teaching “Divination for Inspiration: Boost Your Creative Powers” at Wordstock this fall on Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. Click here for more details and to register, and note that registration includes admission to the festival.…
October 23, 2017
by Monica Hay, Literary Arts intern Liars’ League PDX hosted its last event of 2017 at Literary Arts on October 21. The theme for this round was “Fires and Quakes.” Liars’ League, founded in London, is an organization that hosts…
October 19, 2017
George Saunders appeared at Portland Arts & Lectures on Thursday, October 12. That afternoon he met with a group of local writers and shared his thoughts on the writing life. Kim Stafford was in attendance; he took notes to capture…
Featured Lecture from the Archives
November 15, 2017
In this episode of The Archive Project, the New York Times’ Melena Ryzik interviews writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur Francis Ford Coppola on the subject of his new book Live Cinema and Its Techniques.