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.


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Featured Events

April 15, 2021
April 16, 2021
2021 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients announced
April 16, 2021
General Nonfiction Finalists Webinar
April 17, 2021
Oregon Book Award Fiction Finalists at Springfield Public Library
April 18, 2021
The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout
April 18, 2021
April BIPOC writer workshop
April 20, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo
April 20, 2021
Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season
April 23, 2021
Creative Nonfiction Finalists Webinar
April 23, 2021
BIPOC Reading Series- April
April 24, 2021
Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event
April 24, 2021
Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books
April 27, 2021
From Another Angle: Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Lila, and Jack
April 28, 2021
New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer
April 28, 2021
Oregon Book Awards Finalists in Drama: Panel Discussion
April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico: White Magic
May 1, 2021
Looking Back to Look Forward: A Daily Writing Practice
May 2, 2021
Oregon Book Awards Show: The Archive Project
May 5, 2021
Versions, Erasures & Omissions: Raymond Carver
May 6, 2021
Wordplay Festival: West x Midwest Present Alison Bechdel in Conversation with Cheryl Strayed
May 7, 2021
Wordplay Festival: Intercontinental Series featuring Helen Oyeyemi
May 7, 2021
Mary Jo Bang, Joshua Beckman and Zachary Schomburg
May 12, 2021
Writing Breakage: The Collage Essay
May 15, 2021
Craft Conversations: Place: Setting Down Roots
May 17, 2021
Talking Back: Writing in Conversation with Other Texts
May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021
2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi (RESCHEDULED)
May 25, 2021
The Madwoman in the Attic and the Monstrous Feminine
June 5, 2021
Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play
June 5, 2021
Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session
June 15, 2021
Complexity and Simplicity: Unlocking the Genius of Your Craft