Summer Reading: Literary Arts Staff Recommendations

Summer Reading: Literary Arts Staff Recommendations

Every July, Literary Arts staff members recommend their favorite books for summer reading. Share your favorite books with us, too, by leaving a comment on this post or visiting us on Facebook. What are you reading this summer? Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle (recommended by Jenny Chu): This collection of lectures is a meditation on…

Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown @Literary Arts on February 15

Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown @Literary Arts on February 15

Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown @Literary Arts on February 15 An afternoon with Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown and Oregon Book Awards finalists Barbara Kerley, Kari Luna, and Rosanne Parry Saturday, February 15th 3:00 p.m. Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Free Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and Lisa Brown will talk about their new book,…

Literary Arts Gets A New Website!

Literary Arts Gets A New Website!

We’re thrilled to announce that after months of diligent work, we have a brand new website crafted by the incredible team at Needmore Designs. In addition to a gorgeous new look, our refreshed website features a searchable calendar of events, a streamlined method of buying tickets and registering for classes and seminars, as well as…

@Literary Arts Recap: Late Night Library with Claudia Zuluaga, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Jon Washington and Timmy Straw

Late Night Library hosted Celebration Thursday with two authors from out of town, a local singer/songwriter, and a stand-up comic on December 5th at Literary Arts. Claudia Zuluaga opened the event by reading an excerpt of her new novel, Fort Starlight (Engine Books, 2013). The book tells the story of Ida Overdorff and the strange…

@Literary Arts recap: November 10 with John Beer, Joshua Beckman, and Zachary Schomburg

I saw a picture being still and I was still too having seen something. I sit most days on the porch and sometimes one might hear the clock clock of my heels getting lost and sometimes everyone in town is gone to sleep and I step out into the street so I might see a…

@Literary Arts recap: Poetry Press Week

Thursday, November 7,  saw the debut of the first-ever Poetry Press Week at Literary Arts! Inspired by the fashion industry’s biannual exhibition, Fashion Week, Poetry Press Week was designed to showcase various local poets’ yet unpublished works. Five Portland-based poets selected “models,” or readers, to present their latest pieces via spoken performance, dance and music.…

@Literary Arts recap: October 24 with Late Night Library

@Literary Arts recap: October 24 with Late Night Library

Late Night Library held their reading and performance event “In and Out of Town” at Literary Arts last Thursday, October 24. We heard from writer Scott Hutchins, poet Marcus Jackson, and comedian Barbara Holm. Scott Hutchins, a San Francisco-based short story writer and novelist, read from his debut novel, A Working Theory of Love (Penguin…

@Literary Arts recap: October 24 with Late Night Library Scott Hutchins, Marcus Jackson and Barbara Holm

Late Night Library held their reading and performance event “In and Out of Town” at Literary Arts last Thursday, October 24. We heard from writer Scott Hutchins, poet Marcus Jackson, and comedian Barbara Holm. Scott Hutchins, a San Francisco-based short story writer and novelist, read from his debut novel, A Working Theory of Love (Penguin…