Unpacking Coffee: A Podcast from Needmore Designs

Unpacking Coffee: A Podcast from Needmore Designs

While everyone has a story to tell, surely every thing has a tale to tell share as well. Our creative partners at Needmore are experts on helping brands give a voice to their products and selecting the best medium to elevate their stories. Kandace and Ray Brigleb, the pair behind Needmore, produce and create beautiful…

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…

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…

Literary Arts Relaunches Poetry in Motion. Vote before May 16!

Literary Arts Relaunches Poetry in Motion. Vote before May 16!

In conjunction with our 30th Anniversary, Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Poetry in Motion to Portland–and we want the public’s input! This year, in partnership with TriMet and the Poetry Society of America, Literary Arts will be placing poetry on bus stop benches and transit shelters–where the poems will be seen not…

Extraordinary Response to Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Extraordinary Response to Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The response to this year’s Everybody Reads program was nothing short of extraordinary. Not only was Justice Sotomayor’s March 11 lecture at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall full to capacity, but there were over 900 students from Portland-area high schools in the audience who heard Sotomayor’s inspirational message. Across the Park Blocks, another 1,000 people…

Many thanks to the W Hotel and Literary Arts Board Member Theo Downes-Le Guin for the fabulous AWP reception in honor of Oregon writers in Seattle. It was wonderful to see so many of our state’s artists mix and mingle during the annual AWP conference and bookfair.                …

What Questions Do You Have for Ursula K. Le Guin & Molly Gloss?

What Questions Do You Have for Ursula K. Le Guin & Molly Gloss?

Join Literary Arts and the Lyceum Agency for a reading and conversation with Molly Gloss and Ursula K. Le Guin, two of the greatest living writers and chroniclers of the American West. They will read from their most recent work and discuss craft, the writing life, and the role of place in their work. Moderated by Literary…

Visit Literary Arts at the AWP Bookfair!

Visit Literary Arts at the AWP Bookfair!

Join Literary Arts at the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair. We’re at booth #300. Stop by, take a break in our mini @LiteraryArts lounge, and say hello! Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel February 26 – March 1, 2014 Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate…

Poetry Fans Brave Snow for Stafford Centennial

Poetry Fans Brave Snow for Stafford Centennial

Last Friday, Literary Arts and Lewis & Clark College paired up to celebrate the enduring legacy and 100th birthday of William Stafford. Despite a rare winter storm that left Portland under a blanket of snow, hundreds of longtime poetry lovers and Stafford fans met at the Newmark Theatre, clad in warm jackets and thick scarves,…