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April 2019

Free

PDX JAZZ: The Resilience of Jazz


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

Join PDX Jazz for a lecture in their Discover Jazz series. The Resilience of Jazz with Marcia Hocker This lecture will explore why Jazz remains ever present in an evolving musical landscape and the important impact it continues to have…

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$10 – $70

Verselandia! 2019


April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Celebrate Portland’s youth poets during our eighth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. Students perform original work in front of a panel of judges and a live audience.

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May 2019

One Page Wednesday


May 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 an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers. Come with a single page of…

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Free

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour: Newport


May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye ST Newport, oregon 97365

An afternoon of reading and conversation with three Oregon Book Awards authors: Apricot Irving, THE GOSPEL OF TREES, finalist in creative nonfiction Beth Wood, LADDER TO THE LIGHT, finalist in poetry Leni Zumas, author of the novel RED CLOCKS, finalist…

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Verselandia! East Side Slam


May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Hood Community College Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030 United States
Free

Portland Review Launch


May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase


May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in Book Publishing) will host the third Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase. This event will feature many of Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers and is designed to connect…

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October 2019

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: George Packer


October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The series will begin on October 24 with author and staff writer for The New Yorker, George Packer. His new book is Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century.

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November 2019

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Amor Towles


November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

On November 14, we welcome Amor Towles, author of the New York Times best sellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow.

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January 2020

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Min Jin Lee


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

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Susan Orlean


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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May 2020

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead


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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