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Wednesday

Feb 4

Wednesday

Feb 4

Saturday

Feb 28

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and

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Saturday

Mar 7

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and

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May 7

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May 13

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May 14

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May 19

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Dec 9

Youth Events  

WITS End of Residency Readings: Madison High School Students

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Madison High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for

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Thursday

Jan 7

Youth Events  

WITS End of Residency Readings: Wilson High School Students

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Wilson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Lisa Eisenberg, Amy Minato, and Joanna Rose. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m.

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Tuesday

Jan 19

Youth Events  

WITS End of Residency Readings: Benson High School Students

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for

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Tuesday

Jan 26

Youth Events  

WITS End of Residency Readings: Cleveland High School Students

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Wilson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall. Please also consider attending one or more of the free youth and adult open mic events (Schedule note: 1-2 p.m. poetry workshop for youth; 2-3 p.m. public open mic for

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Saturday

Jan 30

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and

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Saturday

Feb 20

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and

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Saturday

Mar 5

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshops and Public Open Mics (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting slam poetry youth workshops and open mics at our event space in downtown Portland. Led by experienced performance poets, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. Each workshop will be followed by an open mic session for both youth and

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Wednesday

May 4

Youth Events  

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Grant High School (First of Two Events)

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Grant High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writer James Gendron. NOTE: Grant High School students who worked with WITS writers Cooper Lee Bombardier and Mark Pomeroy will also be reading at Broadway Books on

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Tuesday

May 10

Tuesday

May 10

Youth Events  

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Lincoln High School

Literary Arts (925 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205 Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Lincoln High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Jonathan Hill and Byron Jose Sun.

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Thursday

May 12

Tuesday

May 17

Youth Events  

WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Franklin High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our WITS end-of-residency readings. This event will feature Franklin High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this spring with WITS writers Arthur Bradford, Elyse Fenton, and Jessica Tyner Mehta.

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Thursday

Dec 1

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Writers-in-Residence Reading

Join us for a reading by some of our 2016-17 WITS Writers in Residence! These local, professional writers are hired to teach semester-long creative writing residencies in public high schools in Multnomah County. Click here for individual bios.  The evening's lineup includes:  Alex Behr Bettina De Leon-Barrera James Gendron Hunt Holman Jamie Houghton Kathleen Lane

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Monday

Feb 6

Youth Events  

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Cleveland High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Cleveland High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Alex Behr and Cooper Lee Bombardier. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any

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Wednesday

Feb 8

Youth Events  

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Wilson High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writer Jamie Houghton. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend

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Tuesday

Feb 14

Youth Events  

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Park Rose High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writer Joanna Rose. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Attend

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Thursday

Feb 16

Youth Events  

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Benson High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Leslee Chan, Ramiza Koya, Kathleen Lane, and Monty Mickelson. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We

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Thursday

Feb 23

Youth Events  

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Madison High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Madison High School students performing work they produced during their semester-long residency this fall with WITS writers Jamie Houghton, Amy Minato, and Mark Pomeroy. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We apologize for

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Saturday

Apr 1

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshop (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting a series of slam poetry youth workshops at our community space in downtown Portland. Led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. This event is free, and we ask students to

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Thursday

Apr 6

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Writers Reading: Spring Edition!

Join us for a reading by some of our 2016-17 WITS Writers in Residence! These local, professional writers are hired to teach semester-long creative writing residencies in public high schools in Multnomah County. Literary Arts is pleased to be showcasing their work! Readers include: Turiya Autry Cooper Lee Bombardier David Ciminello Courtney Hameister Hunt Holman

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Saturday

Apr 8

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshop (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting a series of slam poetry youth workshops at our community space in downtown Portland. Led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. This event is free, and we ask students to

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Thursday

Apr 13

Youth Events  

Slam Poetry Youth Workshop (Free)

Literary Arts is hosting a series of slam poetry youth workshops at our community space in downtown Portland. Led by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality, and Rhyme, these youth workshops are designed to inspire Portland-area high school students to share their original work at poetry slams and readings. This event is free, and we ask students to

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May 9

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May 11

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May 11

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May 18

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May 25

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Dec 7

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Writers Reading @LiteraryArts

Literary Arts is pleased to present a reading by Writers in the Schools (WITS) writers! This is a chance to get to know these fine teaching artists and their work. Half of the 2017-18 WITS roster is reading at this event, and the other half will be reading in the spring. Friends & family are warmly

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