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October 2020

Tuesday

Oct 13

Portland Arts & Lectures

Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season

Tue, October 13 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2020/21 Season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Subscriptions start at just $90 for the series. Subscribe today! At this time, all lectures are scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. 

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Tuesday

Oct 13

Portland Arts & Lectures

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Helen Macdonald

Tue, October 13 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is the essay collection, Vesper Flights (Grove Atlantic, August 2020). Her best-selling memoir, H Is for Hawk, which the New York Times notes reminds us that “excellent nature writing can lay bare some of the intimacies of the wild world.” Macdonald is the author of a cultural history of…

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December 2020

Thursday

Dec 3

Portland Arts & Lectures

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi

Thu, December 3 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, was shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year, was named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and…

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January 2021

Thursday

Jan 28

Portland Arts & Lectures

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Madeline Miller

Thu, Jan 28, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles (2011) and Circe (2018). Writing in a genre Miller refers to as “mythological realism,” these titles reimagine ancient Greek myths for the modern reader. The Song of Achilles won the 2012 Orange Prize (now The Women’s Prize for Fiction), was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, and was praised by acclaimed author Ann Patchett as “a book I could not put down.” Circe was a #1 New York Times bestseller…

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February 2021

Thursday

Feb 18

Portland Arts & Lectures

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

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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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May 2021

Wednesday

May 5

Portland Arts & Lectures

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead

Wed, May 5, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event was originally scheduled for May 7, 2020. Due to concern for the health and safety of our community due to COVID-19, it has been rescheduled to next spring: May 5, 2021.

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