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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead

Wed, May 5, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

SOLD OUT

This event was originally scheduled for May 7, 2020. Due to concern for the health and safety of our community due to COVID-19, it has been rescheduled to May 5, 2021.

Please note: this rescheduled event is NOT considered part of the 2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures season line-up. We will be announcing five new authors for the 36th season on May 7, 2020. 

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The 35th season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works cover the most compelling issues of our time.

The series will close on May 7 with Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award.

The 2019/2020 season is sold-out. Please check back in May 2020 for next season’s lineup. Thank you!

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Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is a novelist, essayist, and reviewer whose most recent works include 2019’s The Nickel Boys and 2016’s The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. NPR hailed The Underground Railroad as “an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction.” Whitehead’s other books include The Noble Hustle, Zone OneSag HarborThe IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
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