• May 29, 2024
          BIPOC Reading Series – May
          June 5, 2024
          One Page Wednesday: June
          June 13, 2024
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
          June 14, 2024
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
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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

May 29, 2024
BIPOC Reading Series – May
June 5, 2024
One Page Wednesday: June
June 13, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 14, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 15, 2024
2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival
June 20, 2024
Slamlandia
July 17, 2024
Incite: Queer Writers Read
July 18, 2024
Slamlandia
August 15, 2024
Slamlandia
September 14, 2024
Unlocking the Creative Process

Featured Events

May 29, 2024
Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary
May 29, 2024
BIPOC Reading Series – May
June 1, 2024
The Notebook and the Creative Process
June 2, 2024
Willa Cather: A Lost Lady and My Mortal Enemy
June 4, 2024
Get Writing: Unblocking Writer’s Block
June 4, 2024
How To Skin a Fox: Turning True Experiences into Fantastical Stories
June 5, 2024
One Page Wednesday: June
June 13, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 14, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 15, 2024
2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival
June 20, 2024
Slamlandia
June 25, 2024
Modern retellings of Korean folklore:  The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea and Wicked Fox
June 27, 2024
Asian American Activists: The Year of the Tiger 
July 10, 2024
Olivia Laing: The Garden Against Time
July 16, 2024
Gabriel Garcia Márquez: The Scandal of the Century
July 17, 2024
Incite: Queer Writers Read
July 18, 2024
Slamlandia
July 24, 2024
Summer Flings in Creative Nonfiction
August 6, 2024
César Aira: Shantytown, Ghosts, Fulgentius
August 10, 2024
Creative nonfiction: The Workshop
August 15, 2024
Slamlandia
September 14, 2024
Unlocking the Creative Process
September 25, 2024
Nine-Month Novel Intensive: Wednesdays
September 26, 2024
Nine-Month Novel Intensive: Thursday
October 9, 2024
Amy Tan: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25
November 19, 2024
Abraham Verghese: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25
January 16, 2025
Timothy Egan: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25
February 13, 2025
Masha Gessen: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25
April 15, 2025
Emily Wilson: Portland Arts & Lectures 2024–25