• 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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Readers

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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PORTLAND ARTS & LECTURES

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.

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Upcoming Free Events at Literary Arts

September 28, 2021
Sandra Cisneros: Presented with Wisconsin Book Festival
September 30, 2021
Slamlandia September
October 6, 2021
One Page Wednesday: October

Featured Events

September 25, 2021
Writing the Long Short Story
September 25, 2021
Nine-Month Memoir Intensive
September 28, 2021
Sandra Cisneros: Presented with Wisconsin Book Festival
September 28, 2021
Hilary Mantel: Beyond the Booker
September 30, 2021
Slamlandia September
October 3, 2021
Writing Beyond Stereotypes of Disability
October 6, 2021
Oracles and Creativity: Designing Your Own Symbolic System
October 6, 2021
One Hundred Years of Solitude
October 6, 2021
One Page Wednesday: October
October 7, 2021
Bookmark: A Benefit for Literary Arts
October 9, 2021
9/11 Literatures and the Global War on Terror: 20th Anniversary
October 12, 2021
Archiving Ancestors, Collective Grief, and the Illusion of Time
October 14, 2021
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Daniel James Brown
October 17, 2021
October BIPOC Writers Workshop
October 21, 2021
The Lyric Essay Intensive: Braiding the World
October 23, 2021
The Trauma-Informed Creative Writing Classroom
October 25, 2021
Herman Melville: Great Shorter Works
October 27, 2021
Six-Month Short Story Intensive: Starting the Collection
October 27, 2021
Memoir Infusion
October 27, 2021
Homer, The Odyssey
November 6, 2021
Creating Single Panel Cartoons
November 7, 2021
Word Garden: A Generative Writing Webinar
November 8, 2021
Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
November 8, 2021
Placefinding
November 9, 2021
Writing from Collective Grief
November 10, 2021
Creating Better Characters
November 11, 2021
Writing the Complicated Self
November 11, 2021
Writing and Meditation
November 12, 2021
Writing About Real People
November 13, 2021
Portland Book Festival: In-person Festival Day
November 13, 2021
Beginning the Memoir
November 13, 2021
The Sentence: Louise Erdrich & Trevino Brings Plenty at Portland Book Festival
November 13, 2021
Spend it All: Writing Great Beginnings
November 13, 2021
NBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
November 14, 2021
Fear and Writing Webinar
November 21, 2021
November BIPOC Writers Workshop
December 14, 2021
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
January 27, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
February 17, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
March 10, 2022
Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
April 21, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Richard Powers
April 28, 2022
Verselandia! Youth Poetry Slam Championship
May 12, 2022
2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Edwidge Danticat