• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          Bagley Wright Lecture Series: “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?”
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
  • Box Office

2021 Portland Book Festival

November 8–13, 2021

This year’s Portland Book Festival will be a hybrid event, with virtual events presented by Bank of America November 8–12, 2021 and an in-person Festival day on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Author line-up will be announced on September 22, 2021 and passes for both virtual and in-person events will go on sale then.

Portland Arts & Lectures

Subscriptions are SOLD OUT for the 2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures season.

We invite you to check back two weeks before each event on single ticket availability. Single GA tickets are currently available for Daniel James Brown.

NOTE: for any in-person events through the end of 2021 we will require staff, volunteers, and audience members to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask. More information about our COVID-19 policies for in-person programming can be found here. If you have questions, please email us at la@literary-arts.org 

Upcoming Ticketed Events

December 14, 2021
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
March 10, 2022
Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
April 28, 2022
Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship

Upcoming Free Events

December 7, 2021
Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
December 8, 2021
One Page Wednesday: December
December 9, 2021
Bagley Wright Lecture Series: “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?”
January 18, 2022
Paul Pastor and Joe Wilkins

Delve Seminars

January 16, 2022
Schopenhauer: Essays and Aphorisms
January 18, 2022
Retellings
February 9, 2022
Louding Voices: Bennett, Danticat and Daré

Writing Classes

December 19, 2021
December BIPOC Writers Workshop
January 5, 2022
Become Your Own Best Editor
January 15, 2022
Overcoming Writer’s Block: Getting Unstuck
January 18, 2022
Honor Your Inner Child: Play with Craft & Style
January 21, 2022
Grief and the Lyric Essay
January 24, 2022
Writing the Memoir and Personal Essay: Six Month Intensive
January 29, 2022
First Draft Fiction
February 22, 2022
Nature Writing Now: Intensive
February 23, 2022
Poetry of Place