2018/2019 Annual Report

2018/2019 Annual Report

During our 2018/2019 season of events, we inspired more than 20,000 people to explore books, stories, and the important ideas and issues they raise. Our programs help Oregonians of all ages find and share their stories. From concert hall events with acclaimed authors to open mic readings at our community space, we provide a platform…

Literary Arts at AWP

We hope to see you at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair. Stop by our booth #4056 Presenting at 2019 AWP: Jesmyn Ward and Mitchell S. Jackson, Sponsored by Literary Arts and Lyceum Agency March 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2 Jesmyn Ward…

2019 Everybody Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Portland

2019 Everybody Reads: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Portland

On March 14, Literary Arts will host acclaimed author, poet, and playwright Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie during Multnomah County Library’s 2019 Everybody Reads program. In addition to her sold-out event at the Arlene Schntizer Concert hall, Adichie will be visiting with students at Gresham and Jefferson High School.  Please note that the March 14 event with Adichie…

Announcing Literary Arts’ New Board Members

In December, we welcomed five new board members to Literary Arts. Join us in welcoming them: Ann Edlen has spent three decades in marketing and advertising, and is the co-founder of Think Joule, a creative agency here in Portland. She has served on the numerous boards, including of Jesuit High School, Self Enhancement Institute, Portland Art Museum,…

New Hires at Literary Arts

We are thrilled to have several new staff members at Literary Arts. These team members are already making great strides and helping us reach more readers and writers across our state. Welcome! (Bios submitted by staff.)     Alex Dang, Verselandia! Specialist Born and raised in Portland, and an alumnin of Cleveland High School, Alex…

Literary Arts is in the 2018 Give!Guide

Literary Arts is proud to be included in Willamette Week’s Give!Guide for the 12th year in a row!   Our goal is to raise $20,000 through the Give!Guide to support our programs that reach 20,000 Oregonians each year. When you make a gift to Literary Arts, you help strengthen our entire community by encouraging writers to create new…

DeRay Mckesson Visits Grant High School

By Joanna Rose DeRay Mckesson’s afternoon talk at Grant High School got started a little late because the staff had to keep setting up more and more chairs. The library eventually filled to almost 200 students, and meanwhile Mr. Mckesson, wearing his signature blue vest, walked up and down rows of kids, shaking hands and…

Delve Seminar Guides: Hiring Information

Literary Arts is currently accepting proposals from instructors/guides for our Delve Readers Seminars  for Spring and Summer 2020. Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Delves are already scheduled. Delve Readers Seminars are discussion-based literature seminars that explore compelling authors and books, themed literary topics, and also the intersection of literature with other mediums. Literary Arts is happy to…

2017/2018 Annual Report

2017/2018 Annual Report

Each year, our programs bring more than 20,000 Oregonians together to explore the many ways literature can enrich our lives. Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report. We invite you to hear world-famous authors in the concert hall and on the radio. We ask you to support emerging writers, young and old, during community…

In Memoriam: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

In Memoriam: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

We are incredibly saddened by the news of the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin. We feel so grateful and honored to have known her, and thank her for her transformative contributions to international literature. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, loved ones, readers, and writers everywhere.  From  The New York Times: Ursula K. Le…