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December 2020

Saturday

Dec 5

Ticketed Events

The Moth Virtual Portland Mainstage

Sat, Dec 5, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

  Each year, The Moth and Literary Arts team up to present the Portland Mainstage, and this year we are bringing it to you virtually. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often…

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February 2021

Thursday

Feb 18

Portland Arts & Lectures Ticketed Events

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Ibram X. Kendi

Thu, February 18 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of The Black Campus Movement and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kendi was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and he was honored on The Root…

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April 2021

Thursday

Apr 8

Ticketed Events

Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay

Thu, April 8 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads 2021 selection is acclaimed author and poet Ross Gay and his collection of essays, THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS. Literary Arts presents the culminating event of the program—an author lecture, which will be held virtually this year on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m.

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Friday

Apr 9

Ticketed Events

Jeff VanderMeer in Convo with Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Fri, April 9 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Jeff VanderMeer and Silvia Moreno-Garcia discuss their latest speculative fantasy novels at the San Antonio Book Festival.

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Tuesday

Apr 20

Portland Arts & Lectures Ticketed Events

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Tue, April 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

A limited number of single tickets to this event have been made available (no need to purchase a full subscription). Scroll down to purchase a general admission ticket for this event.    Joy Harjo is a renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry—most recently An American Sunrise—several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave.…

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Thursday

Apr 29

Ticketed Events Youth Events

#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Thu, April 29 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Click to read the event program #Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on…

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May 2021

Tuesday

May 18

Portland Arts & Lectures Ticketed Events

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi

Tue, May 18 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

A limited number of single tickets to this event have been made available (no need to purchase a full subscription). Scroll down to purchase a general admission ticket for this event.    Yaa Gyasi is the author of the forthcoming novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, August 2020). Her best-selling debut novel, Homegoing (2016), is an intergenerational saga following two split branches of a Ghanaian family through three hundred years of history. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics…

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June 2021

Wednesday

Jun 9

Ticketed Events

HOOD FEMINISM with Mikki Kendall

Wed, June 9 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Literary Arts, Meyer Memorial Trust, and The Women's Foundation present Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism. 

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