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Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018

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Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, and graphic literature. Winners will be named at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.  

When:April 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 Northwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Cost:$12 – $65

2018 Oregon Book Awards finalists will be announced in January. This annual awards ceremony draws hundreds of literary fans to hear the winners announced live. Take part in this community event by reserving your seat today.


The annual Oregon Book Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Renee Watson, author of the young adult novels, This Side of Home and Piecing Me Together, which was the winner of the American Library Associations 2018 Coretta Scott King Medal and named a Newbery Honor book.



Available ticket prices include:

$12 – Balcony-level seating at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony.
$20 – Orchestra-level seating at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony.

$65 – Patron ticket to the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. This price includes premium seating at the Gerding Theater and supports the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program.

A cash-bar reception and book signing will follow the ceremony.

All seats are general admission (open seating) within sections.

Books sales in the lobby courtesy of Broadway Books. Book sales in the lobby prior to the ceremony will receive a 10% discount.

Thank you to our program and event sponsors: