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,…

Literary Arts seeks two event interns

Literary Arts seeks two event interns

Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Both internships are three 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. Our…

Janice P. Nimura and Brian Komei Dempster at Literary Arts

by Liz Greenhill Literary Arts Intern Tuesday, June 11th, Literary Arts welcomed Brian Komei Dempster and Janice P. Nimura, two writers investigating different aspects of the Japanese-American journey: one from the east coast and one from the west, one in poetry and the other in prose, one story from the WWII era and the other…

WITS Reading for Roosevelt High School at Cathedral Coffee

WITS Reading for Roosevelt High School at Cathedral Coffee

by Mel Wells On Thursday night, nine students from Mike Heisler’s, Matt Boyer’s and Amy Ambrosio’s classes read pieces they had worked on with WITS writers Ramiza Koya and Mark Pomeroy. Many thanks to all the parents and friends who attended, to Cathedral Coffee for being such a generous host, and to all our great writers…

@LiteraryArts presents Late Night Library, literature & music on Feb 5!

@LiteraryArts presents Late Night Library, literature & music on Feb 5!

Late Night Library is presenting an evening of literature and music with Robin Black, Cathy Linh Che, and Nick Jaina at Literary Arts on Thursday, February 5th at 7:00pm. This is a free, all-ages event with a $5 donation. About the presenters: Robin Black is the author of the novel Life Drawing and the story collection If I…

PDX Experimental Writing Workshop on January 29th

PDX Experimental Writing Workshop on January 29th

Join tNY Press at Literary Arts for an evening of discussing and writing experimental literature in downtown Portland, Oregon. Kim Winternheimer, Manuel Abreu, Daniel Bullard-Bates, and Brad Garber will be there. You should come too. Bring writing materials and ideas. We’ll discuss experimental literature, do a series of writing exercises, workshop some new work, and do a…

The Small Claim of Bones @LiteraryArts

The Small Claim of Bones @LiteraryArts

On Thursday, December 11, @LiteraryArts will feature a conversation with Ivonne Saed, Greg Simon, and Dr. Juan Antonio Trujillo on the small claim of bones by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, who was selected as a 2014 Debut Poet by Poets & Writers Magazine. The event begins at 7pm and is free and open to the public. This forum for discussing…