Brian Benson

Brian Benson is the author of Going Somewhere (Plume, 2014), and co-author, with Richard Brown, of This Is Not For You: An Activist’s Journey of Resistance and Resilience (OSU Press,……March 2021). In addition to his work with Literary Arts, Brian teaches at the Attic Institute and facilitates free Write Around Portland workshops in schools, treatment centers and affordable housing….

Brianna Renae

…perspective. Brianna’s poetry embraces her intersectionality as a black woman, but also exposes its complications. Brianna Renae was the 2018 Grand Slam Champion. She has featured for many great organizations…Brianna Renae is a spoken word artist from Portland, Oregon. She started writing as a way to heal herself and was pleased to find out that her words helped heal……others as well. Brianna’s work centers around themes of activism for equality, the vulnerability of love, and raw black girl magic. All of her work is centered from a female…

Brian Floca

Brian Floca is a picture book author and illustrator. He was born and raised in Temple, Texas, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Brian’s books as author and illustrator……new novel by Avi, Old Wolf. In addition to the Caldecott Medal, Brian’s books have received four Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators,……and have twice been selected for The New York Times‘ annual 10 Best Illustrated Books list. Website – Twitter Brian Floca will give a Pop-Up Reading at 12pm in Northwest…

WITS Writer Winter Reading

…will feature WITS writers Brian Benson, CJ Wiggan, Matt Smith, Meg E. Griffitts, Valarie Pearce, and others. — RSVP HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdOmgqTMoGdIQc07ZCqqDMYiPaExtqLNw — After registering, you will receive a confirmation email…

Attic Institute: 20th Anniversary

The Attic Institute 20th Anniversary Reading featuring Associate Fellow in Nonfiction Brian Benson and four Attic students: Craig Brandis Irish Chung Jennifer Dorner Valerie Rea…

Brian Booth Writers’ Fund

Brian Booth Writers’ Fund The Brian Booth Writers’ Fund supports and honors the creation of new work here in Oregon. Make your investment in the creative future of Oregon today….…if we give them a chance.”  Brian Doyle, Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and author of Mink River “Years ago now, Brian [Booth] catalyzed a formal awareness of Oregon’s contributions to a……The Brian Booth Writers’ Fund was created in 2014 to ensure Oregon writers will have a permanent funding source. Since 1987, Literary Arts has honored over 600 Oregon writers and…

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Wilson High School

Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their……Parkrose High School on Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the PHS Black Box Theater (12003 NE Shaver) Featuring WITS writer Jamie Houghton Benson High School on Thursday, February 16 at…

(Rescheduled) WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Park Rose High School

Benson High School on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.  at Benson High School (546 NE 12th) Featuring WITS writers Leslee Chan, Ramiza Koya, Kathleen Lane, and Monty Mickelson Madison High School…Come celebrate the next generation of writers during our Writers in the Schools end-of-residency readings. This free public event will feature Benson High School students performing work they produced during their…

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, and the author of twenty books of essays, fiction, poems, and nonfiction, among them the novels Mink……River, The Plover, and Martin Marten. Honors for his work include the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon.   Brian Doyle will……Arts & Letters Award in Literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon.   Brian Doyle will give a Pop-Up Performance at 11am in the Sculpture Court Overlook (Main Building, 2nd Floor)…

Brian K. Friesen

Brian K. Friesen lived aboard a 29-foot Ericson called Star Fox and a 33-and-a-half-foot Hunter called The Arctic Loon alternately for three years. His time working in marinas along the……Columbia River lends his scenes of life on the water the texture of truth. Brian was the recipient of the James Patrick Folinsbee Award for creative writing at the University…

Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press, 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com, 2016). He has been a……of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts. Visit him online at brianevenson.com. …