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October 2013

Tuesday

Oct 8

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Salman Rushdie

Tue, Oct 8, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The celebrated and controversial international author of eleven novels.

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Thursday

Oct 10

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Literary Arts Presents Malcolm Gladwell

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An original hour-long talk by Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers

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November 2013

Wednesday

Nov 13

Delve Readers Seminars Ticketed Events

Delve for Subscribers: Ann Patchett

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come get a taste for the Delve Readers Seminar program, and explore the works of Ann Patchett. Bring your insights and questions as we meet the week before Ann Patchett’s appearance at Portland Arts & Lectures. This is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and appreciation about the author in advance of the lecture. Brought to you by Literary Arts and The Heathman Hotel, enjoy a glass of wine and a guided discussion on each of this year’s Portland Arts…

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Wednesday

Nov 20

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Ann Patchett

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The author of five novels, including Bel Canto (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize), The Patron Saint of Liars, and Run.

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December 2013

Thursday

Dec 5

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Don’t Look Back: The Moth in Portland

Thu, Dec 5, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Features stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, newsmakers and news breakers, and everyday heroes.

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January 2014

Tuesday

Jan 14

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Lawrence Wright

Tue, Jan 14, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of nine books, including the best seller The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, which won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief. Newsday called it “a gripping, exhaustive, remarkably evenhanded investigation of the religion everyone loves to hate.” Wright has been at the New Yorker since 1996 and has written stories on controversial subjects…

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Sunday

Jan 26

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Ann Patchett’s Portland Arts & Lectures Presentation on OPB

Sun, Jan 26, 2014 from 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Tune in to OPB Radio to hear a broadcast of Ann Patchett's November 20, 2013 Portland Arts & Lectures presentation. Click here for more information. To hear Ann Patchett's conversation on OPB's Think Out Loud, click here.

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February 2014

Friday

Feb 7

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William Stafford Centennial Celebration

Fri, Feb 7, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lewis & Clark College and Literary Arts present: William Stafford Centennial Celebration Featuring Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser Appearances by Kim Stafford, Mary Szybist, and Paulann Petersen Hosted by Matthew Dickman William Stafford, Oregon’s most renowned poet, was a prolific writer who published over 70 volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award winner Traveling Through the Dark. He served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate for fifteen years, and taught at Lewis & Clark College for more than thirty. This event celebrates…

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Tuesday

Feb 18

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Chris Ware

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cartoonist Chris Ware’s latest book, Building Stories, was named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012 and Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by TIME magazine. His book Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London) in 2009. Ware is also a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His original…

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Monday

Feb 24

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The Moth GrandSLAM Championship

Mon, Feb 24, 2014 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Moth Grand SLAM Championship I: Fish Out Of Water The Fish Out of Water edition of The Moth’s GrandSLAM is the culmination of 10 monthly StorySLAMs in Portland, with StorySLAM winners joining together in what’s sure to be an impressive finale. In typical Moth fashion, the winner of the GrandSLAM will be chosen by guest judges from the audience. Presented by: The Moth. Media sponsorship provided by OPB, Literary Arts, and Back Fence PDX
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Wednesday

Feb 26

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AWP 2014 Annual Conference

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 from 8:00 am - Sat, Mar 1, 2014 from 5:00 pm

Join Literary Arts at the 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel February 26 - March 1, 2014 Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. More than 12,000 writers and readers attended our 2013 conference, and over 650 exhibitors were represented at our bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America.…

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March 2014

Sunday

Mar 9

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Lawrence Wright’s Portland Arts & Lectures Presentation on OPB

Sun, Mar 9, 2014 from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tune in to OPB Radio to hear a broadcast of Lawrence Wright's January 14, 2014 Portland Arts & Lectures presentation. Click here for more information. To hear Lawrence Wright’s conversation on OPB’s Think Out Loud, click here.

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Tuesday

Mar 11

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Everybody Reads 2014: Sonia Sotomayor (lecture and simulcast SOLD OUT)

Tue, Mar 11, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and the Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Justice Sotomayor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as the culminating event of the 12th annual community reading project on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Due to exciting and unprecedented response to this event, tickets to the live lecture and the simulcast are sold out. Live lecture at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (SOLD OUT). Simulcast of the lecture at Kridel Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum (SOLD OUT).…

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April 2014

Thursday

Apr 3

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Julia Alvarez

Thu, Apr 3, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning Dominican writer Julia Alvarez has said “a novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart.” Her work frequently deals with family dramas set in politically charged climates. She has published over nineteen books, including the best-selling novels How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In The Time of Butterflies, the memoir A Wedding in Haiti, poetry and books for children. Alvarez was born in New York, but lived in…

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Monday

Apr 7

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Portland Arts & Lectures 2014/2015 Season Now On Sale

Mon, Apr 7, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has brought the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Oregon. In addition to live events that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with classroom visits and workshops. The 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures Season: James McBride (The Good Lord Bird) | October 16, 2014 Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction) | November 13, 2014 Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue) | January 15, 2015 Ruth Ozeki…

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Thursday

Apr 24

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Poetry in Motion: Vote for Your Favorite Poem

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 from 9:00 am - Fri, May 16, 2014 from 11:55 pm

Literary Arts is excited to announce the return of Poetry in Motion! In partnership with TriMet and the Poetry Society of America, we are in the process of selecting poems to be displayed on transit shelters and bus stops throughout the Portland area and we would like your input. Read the poems eligible for Poetry in Motion below, and then click here to pick your favorite. Voting will be open until May 16, 2014. The top three poems will be…

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Tuesday

Apr 29

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Verselandia! 2014 at Portland Center Stage

Tue, Apr 29, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Verselandia 2014! is the third annual high school poetry slam presented by Literary Arts. It is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by PPS high school library media specialists. The top two slam poets from Benson, Cleveland, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Metropolitan Learning Center, Madison, Roosevelt, and Wilson will be competing for five great prizes. Verselandia! has the same rules as national poetry slams: students’ poetry must be original work, each performance cannot exceed three minutes, and…

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May 2014

Sunday

May 11

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Sonia Sotomayor’s Everybody Reads Lecture on OPB

Sun, May 11, 2014 from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tune in to OPB Radio to hear a broadcast of Sonia Sotomayor’s March 11, 2014 Everybody Reads lecture. As part of the evening, OPB produced a video of inspiring stories from Oregonians following their dreams and passions, which premiered before the sold-out lecture. We encourage you to take a look and share it! Click here to watch the video. Click here for more information.

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June 2014

Sunday

Jun 1

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Portland Arts & Lectures Rebroadcast: Sebastian Junger

Sun, Jun 1, 2014 from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In conjunction with the NW Film Center's screening of Korengal (directed by Sebastian Junger) on June 4 (click here for more information about the screening), OPB will be rebroadcasting Sebastian Junger's February 23, 2012 Portland Arts & Lectures presentation on Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM. Click here for more information.

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Wednesday

Jun 4

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NW Film Center & Literary Arts present: Korengal (directed by Sebastian Junger)

Wed, Jun 4, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In their Oscar-nominated Restrepo (2010), Sebastian Junger (author of War and The Perfect Storm) and Tim Hetherington shared the experience of a year dug in with the 2/503 Battle Company in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys, revealing extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back-breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. Junger’s new film, Korengal, returns to the unused footage from the first film to make a very different one—more about…

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Sunday

Jun 29

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Julia Alvarez’s Portland Arts & Lectures Presentation on OPB

Sun, Jun 29, 2014 from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tune in to OPB Radio to hear a broadcast of Julia Alvarez’s April 3, 2014 Portland Arts & Lectures presentation. Click here for more information. To hear Julia Alvarez’s conversation on OPB’s Think Out Loud, click here.

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September 2014

Monday

Sep 8

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Literary Arts’ 30th Birthday featuring Elizabeth Gilbert & Calvin Trillin

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Literary Arts is turning 30! Help us celebrate on September 8, 2014 with a special event featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Calvin Trillin, musical guest Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, and others. Portland Arts & Lectures fan favorite Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things which O Magazine calls "the novel of a lifetime." Calvin Trillin was the first-ever Portland Arts & Lectures speaker on October 24, 1984. Over his illustrious, award-winning career he has written for The New Yorker, TIME, and The…

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October 2014

Thursday

Oct 16

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Portland Arts & Lectures: James McBride

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions go on sale. James McBride Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM James McBride won the National Book Award in 2013 for his third novel, The Good Lord Bird. Ann Patchett calls the book “the most electric, provocative, and funny…

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November 2014

Thursday

Nov 13

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Elizabeth Kolbert

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Kolbert Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM UPDATE: This event will proceed as planned, despite current weather conditions. Please use caution when traveling to the concert hall. Literary Arts will send an email notification to all subscribers if there are any scheduling changes. Elizabeth Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999; before that, she was a reporter for The New York Times. Her article on climate change, “The Climate of Man,” won a National…

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December 2014

Saturday

Dec 13

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Literary Arts 30th Anniversary Retrospective Archive Exhibit

Sat, Dec 13, 2014 - Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Click here for more information on the Literary Arts Archive Retrospective Exhibit at the Multnomah County Central Library.

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January 2015

Thursday

Jan 15

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Michael Chabon

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions go on sale. Michael Chabon Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM Bestselling author Michael Chabon published his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), when he was twenty-five. His second novel, The Wonder Boys (1995), was made into a…

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February 2015

Tuesday

Feb 17

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Poetry Downtown: Terrance Hayes

Tue, Feb 17, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In conjunction with our 30th anniversary, Literary Arts is proud to relaunch Poetry Downtown, a three-part subscription series featuring three distinguished poets reading and discussing their work at the intimate Winningstad Theater. A question-and-answer session and book signing follow each reading. Poetry Downtown will launch with Terrance Hayes, the author of four collections of poetry, including his most recent, Lighthead (2010), which won the National Book Award for poetry. A review ofLighthead in The New York Times said, “Hayes’s fourth book puts invincibly restless wordplay at…

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Thursday

Feb 19

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Ruth Ozeki

Thu, Feb 19, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions go on sale. Ruth Ozeki Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her most recent novel, A Tale for the Time Being (2013), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize…

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March 2015

Tuesday

Mar 10

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Everybody Reads 2015: Mitchell S. Jackson

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Mitchell S. Jackson at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as the culminating event of the 13th annual community reading project on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Everybody Reads 2015 selection is Mitchell S. Jackson’s The Residue Years. Having received praise from publications such as The New York Times, The Times of London and O, The Oprah Magazine, his novel was short-listed for The Center For Fiction’s 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a…

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April 2015

Monday

Apr 20

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2015 Verselandia!

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets start at $10, and are available at Portland5.com. Note that advanced General Admission tickets are sold out for this event. A limited number of GA tickets will be available to buy at the door on April 20th. Arrive early at the Newmark box office (1111 SW Broadway) to get your tickets then! Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our fourth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features public high school students from Benson, Cleveland, Franklin, Grant, Gresham, Jefferson, Lincoln, Metropolitan…

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