• September 30, 2021
          Slamlandia September
          October 6, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: October
          October 7, 2021
          Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts
          October 14, 2021
          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Daniel James Brown
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Books and storytelling have the power to widen our perspectives on the world and enrich our relationships with others. Join us for transformative experiences in concert halls, classrooms, community spaces, and on the radio.


Our season of events features more than 150 authors whose lectures, readings, and discussions center on the most important issues of our time. Engage with world-renowned artists during curated events, read and discuss compelling books, listen to an archive of talks, and much more.

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Explore the rich history of Oregon’s writers, and connect with local writers and publishers creating remarkable work in our region. Discover new ways to hone and celebrate your writing craft, including annual fellowships and awards, a wide range of classes, and free community events throughout the year.

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Youth Programs

From creative writing residencies taught by local writers to school visits with world-renowned authors, we offer opportunities for students to experience first-hand the value literature can offer. Learn more about the opportunities we can offer students at your school.

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