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Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.

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Thursday

Jan 20

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Wednesday

Feb 9

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – February

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. This month's featured reader is Amy Baskin. Click here

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Thursday

Feb 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Wednesday

Mar 2

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – March

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Olufunke Grace Bankole. This month's featured reader is Jenn Reese. Click

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Tuesday

Mar 15

Thursday

Mar 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia- March

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in

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Wednesday

Apr 6

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – April

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! This month's featured reader is Kimberly King Parsons. Click here to register in

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Thursday

Apr 14

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia April

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Saturday

Apr 16

Free Events   Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships  

Springfield Celebrates Authors: Allison Cobb and Aaron Gilbreath

Join two of this year's finalists in Creative Nonfiction for a talk and reading at the Springfield Public Library. In Plastic: An Autobiography (Nightboat Books), Alison Cobb’s obsession with a large plastic car part leads her to explore the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, including her own life as a child of Los Alamos, where the

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Wednesday

Apr 20

Wednesday

May 4

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – May

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! This month's featured reader is Margaret Malone. Click here to register in advance.

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Friday

May 6

Saturday

May 7

For BIPOC writers   Free Events  

Oregon BIPOC Publishing Event: Ask an Expert

Here’s an opportunity to meet with publishing experts about your current project or chat about any aspect of the publishing process you have questions about. Sign up for 15 minute face-to-face meetings with local publishing professionals from Microcosm, Ooligan Press, Pomegranate, and Tin House at our downtown center. To sign up, email Jessica Meza-Torres at

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Thursday

May 19

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- May

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Friday

May 20

Free Events   In-person  

Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams

Join us for a reading and conversation with Susan Rich and John Sibley Williams, to celebrate the launch of Susan Rich's new book. A Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems collects the essential and award-winning poems from Susan Rich’s four books of poetry along with a generous selection of unpublished work. Rich’s

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Sunday

May 22

Thursday

May 26

Free Events   In-person  

WITS Writer End-of-Year Reading

Join us on Thursday, May 26 to celebrate the writers-in-residence and host teachers who make Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program possible. Each year, Youth Programs hires local, professional writers to teach creative writing residencies in public high school classrooms. Our writers are so devoted to sharing their time, craft, and knowledge with students

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Wednesday

Jun 1

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – June

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Our feature for June is Callum Angus. Click here to register in advance.

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Thursday

Jun 23

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia- June

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Monday

Jun 27

Free Events   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

The Break with Kaveh Akbar

Recurring

In partnership with Alano Club of Portland, "The Break is a monthly virtual gathering of writers and artists lead by Kaveh Akbar, celebrating amongness, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative experimentation. Though many of the activities and discussions orbit or are inflected by recovery themes (Akbar has been in active recovery for eight years), participants are not

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Friday

Jul 15

Thursday

Jul 21

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Monday

Jul 25

Free Events   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

The Break with Kaveh Akbar

Recurring

In partnership with Alano Club of Portland, "The Break is a monthly virtual gathering of writers and artists lead by Kaveh Akbar, celebrating amongness, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative experimentation. Though many of the activities and discussions orbit or are inflected by recovery themes (Akbar has been in active recovery for eight years), participants are not

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Friday

Aug 5

Tuesday

Aug 9

Thursday

Aug 18

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Monday

Aug 29

Free Events   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

The Break with Kaveh Akbar

Recurring

In partnership with Alano Club of Portland, "The Break is a monthly virtual gathering of writers and artists lead by Kaveh Akbar, celebrating amongness, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative experimentation. Though many of the activities and discussions orbit or are inflected by recovery themes (Akbar has been in active recovery for eight years), participants are not

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Wednesday

Sep 7

Free Events   In-person  

One Page Wednesday- September

One Page Wednesday is back in-person at our downtown center! Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired. Our host this

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Thursday

Sep 15

Free Events   In-person  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

Find out more
Saturday

Sep 17

Free Events  

Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, and Leslie Jamison

The Alano Club of Portland's Artists in Recovery series and Literary Arts are thrilled to welcome Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar and Leslie Jamison to Portland for a reading and conversation about the intersections of mental health and substance use recovery, creativity, and building community. The discussion will be moderated by Kasey Anderson. This event is

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Sunday

Sep 18

Free Events   In-person  

Hanif Abdurraqib

A reading with Hanif Abdurraqib, poet, essayist, and cultural critic. He is the author of the poetry The Crown Ain't Worth Much and the essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us. This is an in-person event. Please review our Covid-19 guidelines. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR

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Monday

Sep 26

Free Events   Summer 2022   Writing Classes  

The Break with Kaveh Akbar

Recurring

In partnership with Alano Club of Portland, "The Break is a monthly virtual gathering of writers and artists lead by Kaveh Akbar, celebrating amongness, collaboration, and interdisciplinary creative experimentation. Though many of the activities and discussions orbit or are inflected by recovery themes (Akbar has been in active recovery for eight years), participants are not

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