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February 2020


Feb 20

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Susan Orlean

Thu, February 20 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 35th season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works cover the most compelling issues of our time. On February 20, we will host Susan Orlean, author of eight books, including her most recent, The Library Book, a New York Times best seller and a Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year for 2018. The 2019/2020 season is sold-out. Please check back in May 2020 for next season’s lineup.…

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March 2020


Mar 5

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Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange

Thu, March 5 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy Orange as the culminating event of Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program. This year’s programming will center on Orange’s debut novel, There There.

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April 2020


Apr 27

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2020 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony

Mon, April 27 from 7:30 pm

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 Portland Center Stage at the Armory. This year’s finalists are listed here.  Available ticket prices include: $12 - Balcony-level seating at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. $22 - Orchestra-level seating at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. $65 - Patron ticket to the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. This…

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Apr 30

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2020 Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Slam

Thu, April 30 from 7:00 pm

Join Literary Arts for the ninth annual Verselandia! city-wide youth poetry slam. Students from local public high schools compete in individual school slams to qualify for this grand slam event. Verselandia! is a powerful community moment to show young people that their voices matter. This city-wide slam features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, Franklin, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Grant, and Cleveland high schools competing for poetic glory. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from…

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May 2020


May 7

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead

Thu, May 7 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures series will close on May 7 with Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award.

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