Recommended Reading from the 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Authors

Our annual Portland Arts & Lectures series brings world-famous authors to town to engage with our local community. In addition to live lectures that are later broadcast statewide on The Archive Project on OPB radio, the program connects renowned authors with readers and writers of all ages through classroom visits and writing workshops. During each event,…

Jacqueline Woodson: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson on April 4 for the last event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. During her time in Portland, Woodson will visit with students at Roosevelt High School and talk with OPB’s Dave Miller during a live Think Out Loud event at our community…

Jennifer Egan: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Jennifer Egan on February 21 the fourth event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. During her time in Oregon, Egan will visit with students at Lincoln High School and local writers at our community space. Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago, Illinois. At seven years old,…

Tayari Jones: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

We are hosting award-winning author Tayari Jones on January 17 the third event of our SOLD OUT 2018/2019 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Tune in to OPB Radio’s Think Out Loud at 12:00 p.m. on January 17 to hear Geoff Norcross interview Jones live from our community space in downtown Portland. During her time…

Tara Westover: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures continues during our second event on Tuesday, December 4 with Tara Westover.    The youngest of seven children, Tara Westover was born on a remote mountain in Idaho sometime in September 1986; the exact date is unknown, because her parents were radical survivalists living completely off the…

Jill Lepore: 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures Author

Our 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures launches on Thursday, October 11  with Jill Lepore, award-winning historian and staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of the New York Times best seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman and National Book Award finalist Book of Ages. Her latest book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was recently published on September…

Portland Arts & Lectures Presents Jane Smiley

Portland Arts & Lectures Presents Jane Smiley

On October 4, Jane Smiley gave the first lecture of the 2015/2016 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. When Smiley took the stage, she opened up to the audience with ease and framed her lecture around the connections between politics and the novel. Smiley explained that novels are “inherently political” and that for a novel…

Literary Arts Intern Kelsey Camacho

Literary Arts Intern Kelsey Camacho

Hello! My name is Kelsey Camacho, and I’m currently one of the interns working on the Literary Arts Archive Project. I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I attended Elon University. I graduated in May 2014 and received my Bachelor’s Degree in English and creative writing. I’ve always known that I want to…

Ruth Ozeki visits Film & Literature Classes at Grant High School

Ruth Ozeki visits Film & Literature Classes at Grant High School

[by Mel Wells] During her week as Literary Art’s author-in-residence, Ruth Ozeki is spending several hours at Grant High School visiting students in their classes and discussing her work, both as a filmmaker and a novelist. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Ozeki visited all five sections of Dr. Dreyer’s Literature & Film classes. Students had studied her work in advance,…

Literary Arts’ 30th Birthday featuring Elizabeth Gilbert & Calvin Trillin

Literary Arts’ 30th Birthday featuring Elizabeth Gilbert & Calvin Trillin

Literary Arts is turning 30! Help us celebrate on September 8, 2014 with a unique special event featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Calvin Trillin, and additional guests. Portland Arts & Lectures fan favorite Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things which O Magazine calls “the novel of a lifetime.” Calvin Trillin was the first-ever Portland…