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January 2017

Readers’ Choice Awards


January 11 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 11:55 pm

Since 2011, Oregonians have cast their vote for their favorite Oregon Book Awards finalist through the Readers’ Choice Award survey. Vote and share the survey with others before Sunday April 16, 2017 and help celebrate the remarkable literature being produced…

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March 2017

The Archive Project on OPB Radio


March 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Archive Project is an audio retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world's best writers and thinkers from more than 30 years of Literary Arts in Portland. We will feature archives on our site and OPB will broadcast select talks as a weekly program on OPB radio.

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Free

Los Porteños: Alternative Facts/Hechos Alternativos


March 2 @ 7:00 pm

Los Porteños will read original poetry and prose in response to the preponderance of “alternative facts” shaping the current state of affairs.  Los Porteños says, "In a climate rampant with fake news, unsubstantiated statements, and the denial of evidence, join…

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$195.00

Flannery O’Connor: Everything That Rises Must Converge (Delve Seminar)


March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sundays, March 5–April 9, 2017 4:00–6:00 p.m. Flannery O’Connor died at age 39 with one of the most thoughtful, intriguing, and complex bodies of work in all of American literature. Her obsessions with religion, morality, and the South Gothic are…

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Free

Incite: Queer Writers Read


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

Announcing a new curated reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because. Every other month on the first Tuesday, 4-5 Queer writers will read…

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$15

Everybody Reads 2017


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

This year's Everybody Reads selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Desmond as the culminating event…

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Free

Oregon Book Awards Finalists Reading


March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Valley Library Rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Place Corvallis, OR

2017 Oregon Book Awards finalists reading, featuring: Sue Armitage Tracy Daugherty Mary Emerick Martha Grover Kathleen Dean Moore Scott Nadelson Jennifer Richter

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Free

PSU Creative Writing Program: Naming Ceremony


March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

A reading featuring community member Martha Grover and PSU MFA Creative Writing students and alumni.  Naming Ceremony is the exciting re-launch of the MFA Last Sunday & MFA Alumni reading series, bringing together current PSU students, alumni, and fabulous Portland writers.

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Free

Poetry & Politics


March 30 @ 7:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Samiya Bashir, Natasha Marin, Geneve Chao, and Neil Aitken for a reading followed by moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on the subject of literary activism, social justice, intersectionality, feminism, and allyship. Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories (Spring 2017), Gospel, and Where the…

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April 2017
$100.00

Inciting the Political Imagination: The Impulse of Martín Espada (Delve Seminar)


April 6 @ 6:30 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Thursdays, April 6–April 20, 2017 6:30–8:30 p.m. (three meetings) What if we lived in a republic of poetry where “the guard at the airport/ will not allow you to leave the country/ until you declaim a poem for her”? What…

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