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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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Sunday

Aug 7

Tuesday

Nov 1

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Wednesday

Nov 2

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Thursday

Nov 3

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Thursday

Nov 3

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Cover to Cover   Ticketed Events  

PBF Cover to Cover: Big Cheese / Small Cheese

In conversation with Kat Topaz of Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island, authors Jessica Gigot (A Little Bit of Land), Marilyn Milne (Cheese War: Conflict and Courage in Tillamook County, Oregon), and Tami Parr (Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History) will chat about the varied histories and practices of cheesemaking, women farmers, and small-scale agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.

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Friday

Nov 4

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Saturday

Nov 5

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Saturday

Nov 5

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Sunday

Nov 6

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Sunday

Nov 6

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Sunday

Nov 6

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Sunday

Nov 6

The logo for the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover program, featuring an umbrella and an open book.
Tuesday

Dec 13

Saturday

Mar 11

Monday

Apr 3

Thursday

May 18

Thursday

Sep 7

Tuesday

Oct 17

Saturday

Nov 4

Saturday

Nov 4

Saturday

Nov 4

Tuesday

Dec 12

Thursday

Apr 4

Ticketed Events  

Everybody Reads 2024: Gabrielle Zevin

Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2024 Everybody Reads author event with Gabrielle Zevin! In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by bestselling author Gabrielle Zevin as the culminating event of Everybody Reads 2024. Everybody Reads is

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Thursday

Apr 25

Ticketed Events   Youth Events  

Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship (2024)

Verselandia! is the annual youth poetry slam championship presented by Literary Arts. It is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school librarians. Finalist poets compete for five great prizes. Celebrate Portland’s youth poets during our annual Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship. Cheer on students from Portland and East

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