Engage with world-renowned artists during curated events, read and discuss compelling books by authors you love, listen to an archive of talks, and much more.

Delve Readers Seminars

Explore challenging books and engage in lively, discussion-based seminars led by scholars, teachers, writers, poets, and artists from the Portland community.

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Portland Book Festival

Bringing our community together to celebrate books and stories, and the ideas that drive them. Take part in this annual celebration, every November at the Portland Art Museum.

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Welcoming the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to speak to our community in the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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The Archive Project Podcast

The Archive Project features the most sought-after recordings from our Portland Arts & Lectures series, the Portland Book Festival, and other community events. Each week, new lectures are available to stream for free.


Upcoming Free Events at Literary Arts

Featured Events

August 4, 2021
Oracles, Intuition, and Creativity
August 4, 2021
One Page Wednesday – August
August 8, 2021
Writing About Sex
August 15, 2021
August BIPOC writer workshop
August 18, 2021
Oregon Literary Fellowships Information Session
August 18, 2021
August BIPOC Craft Series: Fiction
August 19, 2021
August 24, 2021
The Book of Embraces
August 25, 2021
Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal
August 25, 2021
On The Metaphysics of Deep Gossip: Bagley Wright Lecture Series
August 26, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- August
August 30, 2021
BIPOC Revision Workshop
August 31, 2021
Oregon Literary Fellowships Information Session
September 1, 2021
James Baldwin
September 4, 2021
The Path of Perseverance: Writing No Matter What
September 7, 2021
Refuse the Given World: Breaking Blocks Through Play
September 14, 2021
Writing the Intersection of Our Identities: Tuesday nights
September 15, 2021
Writing the Intersections of Our Identities: For BIPOC writers
September 15, 2021
Nine-Month Novel Intensive
September 16, 2021
Nine-Month Novel Intensive: Thursday
September 25, 2021
Nine-Month Memoir Intensive
October 7, 2021
Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts
October 14, 2021
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Daniel James Brown
October 27, 2021
Six-Month Short Story Intensive: Starting the Collection
January 27, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
February 17, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
April 21, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Richard Powers
May 12, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Edwidge Danticat