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November 2019

Free

Slamlandia


November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam which meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a space that is creative, fun, and welcoming to all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old…

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December 2019

One Page Wednesday


December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author’s Guild Reception


December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

New Authors Guild ambassadors Cai Emmons and Gillian Klucas will be there to greet you as we launch our very first Portland Chapter event. Enjoy drinks and light refreshments as you get to know your fellow Portland authors. At this…

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The Moth Mainstage in Portland


December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Moth returns to Portland this December! This extraordinary performance will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live.

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January 2020

$220

Winter 2020: Fear and Freedom In A Time of Distrust: Zadie Smith and Hunter S. Thompson


January 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Mondays, January 6 – February 10, 2020 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: Benjamin Ficklin Where have the gonzo journalists gone? Who is proudly owning the biases of their bylines? What use to a readership is a novelist turning…

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Min Jin Lee (Sold Out)


January 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The series continues on January 15 with Min Jin Lee, whose latest novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017.

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February 2020

Free

James X Preview


February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Corrib Theatre will give a sneak preview of their upcoming play James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, which plays February 13 – March 1, 2020 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) Plaintiff James X confronts the defendants, Church and State, for…

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Susan Orlean (Sold Out)


February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

On February 20, we will host Susan Orlean, author of eight books, including her most recent, The Library Book, a New York Times best seller and a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year for 2018.

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March 2020

$15

Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange


March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy Orange as the culminating event of Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program. This year’s programming will center on Orange’s debut novel, There There.

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Free

Kissing the Witch Preview


March 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Corrib Theatre will give a sneak preview of their upcoming play Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue, which plays April 3–26, 2020 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) In a magical web of interconnected stories about female power and choosing one’s…

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May 2020

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead (Sold Out)


May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The series will close on May 7 with Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award.

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