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August 2019

Free

Queer Nature/Nurture


August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 2019

$220

Delve: Escape from the Doll’s House


September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

This Delve will examine stories from different literary genres and periods that all uniquely address the topic of personal freedom in conflict with societal pressures and control over the individual. Our texts will include Margaret Atwood’s much anticipated sequel to…

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Free

One Page Wednesday: September


September 4 @ 7:00 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

Eclipsed Preview


September 9 @ 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 Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, which plays September 20–October 13, 2019 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of…

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Free

INCITE: Queer Writers Read- September


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

Join our hosts, Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes, as we explore the theme of "memory".  Featured readings by Ana Maurine-Lara, Meredith Clark, Stacy Brewster, and Meg Weber, followed by a community discussion.     

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Free

Slamlandia: September


September 12 @ 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 that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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Free

Whitenoise Project 22 + Caldera: Jolly Wrapper / Ahmed / Cheuk / Penaloza


September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Whitenoise Project and Caldera for a special event at Literary Arts. The night will feature readings and book signings from alumni of Caldera’s Youth Program and Artists in Residence (AiR) Program, including authors Michelle Peñaloza, Leland Cheuk, and Farooq…

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$15 – $85

Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Omar El Akkad


September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St. Portland, Oregon 97201

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with Margaret Atwood, acclaimed novelist, poet, literary critic, and activist. Join us as we celebrate the publication of The Testaments, Atwood’s hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 10, 2019. Atwood will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and Oregon author Omar El Akkad.

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October 2019

$15 – $85

Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Renée Watson (Sold Out)


October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with acclaimed author and journalist
Ta-Nehisi Coates in celebration of his first novel, The Water Dancer (coming September 24). Coates will be in conversation with bestselling author Renée Watson.

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: George Packer (Sold Out)


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

125

The True, Brilliant You: Master Class with Brenda Shaghnessy


November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Brenda Shaughnessy In this workshop you will read poems (to fill up on wonder and beauty and weirdness and resilience) workshop poems, (to re-see ourselves and hear each other), and generate…

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Amor Towles (Sold Out)


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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December 2019

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

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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