• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          Bagley Wright Lecture Series: “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?”
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Please reach out to us at la@literary-arts.org if you have any further questions about Portland Arts & Lectures.

Subscriptions are SOLD OUT for the 2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures season.

We invite you to check back two weeks before each event on single ticket availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our 2021/22 Season Commitments

The following represents some of Literary Arts’ strategies and contingencies as we receive information about COVID-19 in real time, and may be subject to change.

Our promise to Portland Arts & Lectures subscribers for the 2021/22 season is an incredible lineup of original talks from five authors. Like you, we are learning information about the global health crisis in real-time, including what may be considered safe for in-person presenting. Please head to www.literary-arts.org/PAL to get the latest information on the 2021/22 season, or email us at la@literary-arts.org with your questions.

How will subscriptions work in 2021/22 with presenting in person vs. presenting virtually?

We are booking every evening of next season with an Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall date. We will host a live in-person event as soon as it is safe and as soon as the Hall is open to operate. If the event must be virtual, then it will be a high-quality virtual production.

We have changed our normal cadence of events, by booking only one event in the fall and four in the first half of 2022 to maximize the chance we can be in person together for as many of the events as possible.

All subscriptions come with a digital pass— you can choose to attend in-person (if public health guidelines allow us to present in-person) OR you can watch the event from you home. (Note: we are not offering passes with digital-only pricing.)

We’ve designed this strategy to be as welcoming and inclusive as we can be, and with the intention of gathering as soon as we are able.

What are your masking and vaccination policies for in-person events?

For any in-person events through the end of 2021 we will require staff, volunteers, and audience members to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or negative test) and wear a mask. More information about our COVID-19 policies for in-person programming can be found here. If you have questions, please email us at la@literary-arts.org

What is your refund policy?

Our typical policy is that Portland Arts & Lectures subscriptions are non-refundable. However, we understand that your circumstances may have changed due to the ongoing health crisis. Please email us at la@literary-arts.org for more information.

As always, if you are unexpectedly unable to engage with an event, we ask that you consider supporting Literary Arts’ continued work by turning the cost of your ticket into a tax-deductible donation. Donated tickets allow event access for students and community members who may not otherwise be able to participate. Please submit your donation request to la@literary-arts.org no later than 7 days before the scheduled event

Are you offering Arts for All $5 tickets?

Yes, we will be offering $5 Arts for All tickets for walk up in-person tickets! Arts for All ticket buyers must show proof of a SNAP or Oregon Trail Card when they walk up to get tickets on the night-of. Vaccination or recent negative COVID PCR test and masks are required.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.