Please reach out to us at la@literary-arts.org if you have any further questions about Portland Arts & Lectures.

Subscription renewals are open for the 2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures season.

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 the subscription prices this year, and how can I renew?

Subscription prices are the same as last year, and we are offering a 20% discount for early renewers. Due to our staff working remotely, we are encouraging you to renew your subscription online. Click on the “Box Office” link at the top of the page. Select the Portland Arts & Lectures section for information on pricing, and to renew your subscription.

When is the renewal deadline for 2021/22?

Your current seat(s) are guaranteed until Friday, May 28, 2021. After that date, seats that have not been renewed will be reassigned, so please subscribe as soon as possible. The first 500 households to subscribe will receive a free hardcover copy of a new book, written by one of the authors from the 2021/22 lineup. Books will be distributed in late May.

Can I buy a single ticket to a Portland Arts & Lectures event?

Portland Arts & Lectures is a subscription-based series. Single tickets are typically not available for these events.

I would prefer to send in a check or credit card number, rather than renew online. What are my options?

We appreciate you working with our staff to consolidate renewal information while we continue to function remotely. You can still send in a check (made out to Literary Arts) or a card number to our office at 925 SW Washington St., Portland OR 97205. However, online orders are the best way we can confirm that we’ve accurately and securely collected all of your information. If you would prefer assistance by phone to renew, please call our box office line at 503-227-2583 x 2.

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

Thank you for your continued patience and support.