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RESCHEDULED: Portland Arts & Lectures Presents Colum McCann

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Due to the severe weather, we have rescheduled Colum McCann’s appearance at the Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall for Friday, February 24 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. All subscribers will be accommodated and should plan to use their original seat reservations for the rescheduled Colum McCann lecture. If you have any concerns, please contact our box office at la@literary-arts.org or by calling 503-227-2583 x101.


The 32nd season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most influential writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, screenwriters, and poets who have won the most prestigious awards in their profession. 

Portland Arts & Lectures season continues on February 24 with Irish author Colum McCann. He is the author of six novels, including Let the Great World Spin, which won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2009. His most recent book is the collection Thirteen Ways of Looking, which earned him praise from the Wall Street Journal: “McCann is a passionate writer whose impulse is always toward a generous understanding of his diverse characters.”  

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“I believe in the democracy of storytelling. I love the fact that our stories can cross all sorts of borders and boundaries. […] I don’t know of a greater privilege than being allowed to tell a story, or to listen to a story. They’re the only thing we have that can trump life itself.”
―Colum McCann 

The series continues on January 12. Poet Tracy K. Smith, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Life on Mars, will speak on February 16. The series will conclude on April 11 with physician, scientist, and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, best known for Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies.