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January 2020

WITS Student Reading: Madison High School


January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old School Coffee, 8101 SE Division St. Suite 107 Portland, OR 97206 United States
Free

PDX JAZZ: Women in Jazz


January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
$565

Memoir Writing: It happened to me and I’m here to tell it


January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sundays,  January 26 – March 29, 2020 (10 class meetings) 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Natalie Serber For writers with some writing experience Memoir, telling stories of how we made…

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Free

James X Preview


January 30 @ 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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February 2020

$275

Exploring the Lyric Essay


February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

February 2-23, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Miranda Schmidt For writers at all levels Instructor: Miranda Schmidt Limited to 10 students A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric…

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WITS Student Reading: Wilson High School


February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219 United States
$220

Delve Winter 2020: Siri Hustvedt and the Art of Seeing


February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

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


February 20 @ 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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$220

Delve Winter 2020: The Autofiction of Rachel Cusk


February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sundays, February 23-March 29, 2020 6:30-8:30 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: George Derk This Delve seminar will explore the recent trilogy—Outline, Transit, and Kudos—by Rachel Cusk and contextualize it within the developing literary form of autofiction. In reading these novels, we…

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March 2020

Free

One Page Wednesday – March


March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States
$15

Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange


March 5 @ 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 @ 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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April 2020

$35

Fear and Writing


April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

 April 4, 2020 Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Peg Cheng For writers at all levels Telling a writer to write without fear is like telling a human to breathe without oxygen. It’s impossible to do and why would you…

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2020 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 United States + Google Map

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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2020 Verselandia

2020 Verselandia!

April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States + Google Map

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May 2020

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


May 7 @ 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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