Wendell Pierce was born and brought up in New Orleans; he is an acclaimed actor and Tony Award-winning producer. He starred in all five seasons of the acclaimed HBO drama The Wire as Detective “Bunk” Moreland, as well as in Treme and in many feature films including Selma, Ray, and Waiting to Exhale. He won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Clybourne Park and is host of the Peabody Award-winning radio program Jazz at Lincoln Center. Since Hurricane Katrina, Piece has been helping to rebuild the flood-ravaged Pontchartrain Park neighborhood in New Orleans. He divides his time among New Orleans, New York, and Los Angeles.
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One Page Wednesday
April 4, 2018
Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE: Sloane Crosley in Conversation with Chuck Klosterman
April 19, 2018
This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-order a $26 copy…
Oregon Book Awards Fiction and Poetry Finalists reading
April 25, 2018
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April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…