Unchaste Readers: January 18 reading cancelled

Unchaste Readers: January 18 reading cancelled

The Unchaste Readers series scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 has been cancelled. Please join Unchaste at Literary Arts in February!

@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Winter 2017

@Literary Arts Seeks Event Interns for Winter 2017

Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships are four months, from January – April, 2017. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, sound recording and editing, and writing for social media.…

Unchaste Readers: November 14 edition

Unchaste Readers: November 14 edition

Unchaste Readers November 14 On Monday, November 14, Unchaste Readers gathered at Literary Arts for another great night of readings. Unchaste Readers is curated by Jenny Forrester, and “is about creating a community, promoting writing that takes risks, that shows the raw, vulnerable, ecstatic, complicated lives of women.” The next Unchaste…

Unchaste Readers: September 2016

Unchaste Readers: September 2016

Unchaste Readers were at Literary Arts on Wednesday, September 21st. The evening featured a variety of compelling readers, curated by Jenny Forrester.

Literary Arts seeks two event and social media interns for Fall 2016

Literary Arts seeks two event and social media interns for Fall 2016

Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Both internships are five months, from September 2016 to January 2017. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing for social media. Literary Arts is a community based non-profit.…

Event volunteers needed for @Literary Arts

Event volunteers needed for @Literary Arts

Volunteers are needed to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Volunteers gain practical, hands-on experience in event production, non-profit arts administration, writing for social media – not to mention our undying gratitude! @Literary Arts events are free literary events at our downtown literary center at 925 SW Washington, often produced in collaboration with other…

Call for Submissions: Liars’ League PDX

Call for Submissions: Liars’ League PDX

Liars’ League PDX seeks fresh new writing to be presented by professional actors at a live event at Literary Arts on September 24, 2016. Selected stories will be published online and recorded for podcasts. Submit writings on the theme of “East & West“ by August 19 to be considered for the September event. Find more…

John Beer and Michael McGregor discuss the work of Robert Lax

John Beer and Michael McGregor discuss the work of Robert Lax

by Michael Shareshian, Literary Arts intern On Wednesday, December 10th, Literary Arts hosted  readings and a panel discussion featuring authors Michael McGregor and John Beer.  Both authors were associates of the great poet Robert Lax.  Nearing what would have been Mr. Lax’s 100th birthday, the evening was filled with his poetry and touching stories of an extraordinary man. Michael McGregor…

Tell it Slant & Late Night Library at Literary Arts

Tell it Slant & Late Night Library at Literary Arts

by Michael Shareshian, Literary Arts intern Literary Arts, in association with Tell It Slant and Late Night Library, presented The Refugee Experience:  A Reading and Panel Discussion on December 3rd.   Curated by Danielle Frandina, the evening played host to writers Olivia Olivia, Doa Strom, and Vu Tran. Offering an array of perspectives and experiences in…

Interview with Jenny Forrester of Unchaste Readers

Interview with Jenny Forrester of Unchaste Readers

Jenny Forrester is the curator of Portland’s Unchaste Readers series, which has its new home at Literary Arts! She is also an award-winning writer; she won the 2011 Richard Hugo House New Works Competition, was a runner-up in the Indiana Review 2011 Flash Fiction Contest, and won the 2012 Monkey Puzzle Press Flash Fiction Contest. She’s been published in Penduline Press,…