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April 2018
$12 - $65

Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018


April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 United States

Join Literary Arts' annual celebration of the state's most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature. Winners will be named at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.  

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May 2018
Free

Writing the Collage Essay: Free Workshop in Newport


May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye ST Newport, oregon 97365
Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Featuring: A. Adams Mark David Gerson Ila Suzanne Gray Naomi Littlebear Moreno   The theme for May is celebration. Hosted by Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes.

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Free

Anis Mojgani, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz & Derrick Brown


May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick Brown

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Free

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Newport


May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye ST Newport, oregon 97365

Featuring: Omar El Akkad Elena Passatello Lidia Yuknavitch

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Free

Memoir Students End of Year Reading


May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading featuring students from Jay Ponteri's year long memoir class: Matthew Dickman Betsy Freeman Rick Hampton Lori Kaul Alice Lloyd Luka Rainbourne Wayne Scott Mary Shannon Suzi Sutherland-Martin Nancy Wernecke

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Dao Strom, Shayla Lawson, Elena Passarello


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

In partnership with the Northwest Academy Visiting Writing Series  Shayla Lawson is (and / or, at times, has been) an amateur acrobat, an architect, a Dutch housewife & dog-mother to one irascible hound. Her work has appeared in print & online…

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Free

Words That Burn: Staged Reading


May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Words That Burn brings to life the distinctive voices of conscientious objector William Stafford, Japanese-American internee Lawson Inada, and Chicano Marine Guy Gabaldón. This dramatic work juxtaposes the history and perspectives of three World War II figures through a blend of…

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Unchaste Readers: May


May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

curated by Jenny Forrester

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Free

Ooligan Press: Writers of Color Showcase Reading


May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
Free

The Ever-Shifting Diaspora: Kundiman Writers in the Pacific Northwest


May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This event is presented in partnership with Kundiman. Come hear the diverse and empowered voices of some of the finest Asian American writers in the Pacific Northwest, brought together by Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of…

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June 2018
FREE

Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin


June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In collaboration with the Le Guin family, Literary Arts invites the public to join in honoring the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Free

Unchaste: June


June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
July 2018
Free

Incite: July


July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
August 2018
Free

One Page Wednesday


August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. One Page Wednesday is  a series hosted by Natalie Serber. An opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come…

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Free

PDX JAZZ


August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
September 2018
Free

Slamlandia


September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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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