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Tickets & Registration

While we are temporarily unable to gather in person, we are committed to offering community through online events, classes, and seminars, and look forward to joining you in the Concert Hall and other spaces soon.

Everybody Reads 2021

This year’s featured Everybody Reads author is Ross Gay. The event will be held virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m (PDT).

We are pleased to offer free registration for community members suffering financial hardship, as well as a range of tickets rates, to ensure this event can be accessible to all.

Please email us at la@literary-arts.org with any questions.

Our Box Office line is typically staffed weekdays from 9am – 5pm. Please call us at 503-227-2583, option 2.

Portland Arts &

Lectures 2020-21 Series

Join us for another five-part season of engaging talks from some of the world’s best writers and thinkers. Click here to view the line-up.

Only full-series subscriptions to the series are available for sale. A current subscription includes and archived link to our October 2020 event with Helen Macdonald.

Please email us at la@literary-arts.org with any questions, or to request a call from a staff member for assistance in subscribing.

Our Box Office line is typically staffed weekdays from 9am – 5pm. Please call us at 503-227-2583, option 2.

Free Events

Writing Classes

Delve Seminars

Ticketed Events

January 25, 2021
An Appointment with Emily and Your Chair: Free Writing Session
January 26, 2021
Essay Intensive: Lyric and Personal
January 26, 2021
Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia Butler
January 27, 2021
WITS Reading: Benson High School
January 27, 2021
WITS Reading: Madison High School
January 28, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Madeline Miller
January 28, 2021
Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season
January 29, 2021
Special Award Nominations Deadline
February 2, 2021
A Different Sort of Gilead: Marilynne Robinson
February 3, 2021
WITS Reading: Parkrose High School
February 3, 2021
Kick Start Your Picture Book
February 3, 2021
One Page Wednesday: February
February 17, 2021
Hybrid Writing Along The Seam
February 18, 2021
Slamlandia
February 18, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Ibram X. Kendi
February 21, 2021
February BIPOC writer workshop
February 24, 2021
Enrique Vila-Matas: On Writing
February 25, 2021
Dystopias of Turkish Modernity: Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book and Bilge Karasu’s Night
February 25, 2021
Four Letters: The Epistolary Form
February 25, 2021
Ridgerunner: Gil Adamson in conversation with S. Tremaine Nelson
February 26, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- February
March 2, 2021
THE SUM OF US: Heather McGhee, presented by West x Midwest
March 9, 2021
Imagining the Future: Dystopic and Utopic Fiction
March 14, 2021
Memoir Infusion!
March 14, 2021
Søren Kierkegaard: What is Our Situation?
March 20, 2021
Revision: Taking a Second Look
March 25, 2021
Joy Harjo: American Sunrise
April 3, 2021
The Path of Perseverance: Writing No Matter What
April 8, 2021
Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay
April 20, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo
May 18, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi (RESCHEDULED)
May 18, 2021
Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season