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…

30th Anniversary season of Portland Arts & Lectures announced

30th Anniversary season of Portland Arts & Lectures announced

Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has brought the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Oregon. In addition to live events that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with classroom visits and workshops. The 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures Season: James McBride (The Good…