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At Literary Arts, we believe in the power of stories to inspire, create empathy, and bridge divides. Support Literary Arts and ensure readers and writers of all ages and backgrounds can experience the power of storytelling.

Our programming is made possible with the help of those who generously donate their time to Literary Arts. Here are some ways you can help us fulfill our mission to serve thousands of readers and writers of all ages across Oregon.

A special note about the 2020 Portland Book Festival: Each November, the in-person Portland Book Festival relies on the support of hundreds of amazing volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly. Unfortunately, the digital format this year is not conducive to volunteer opportunities. We look forward to welcoming our dedicated volunteers back to the in-person event in November 2021. If you have questions about this or how best you can support Literary Arts and the festival, please reach out to Public Programs Coordinator, Liz Olufson, at liz [at] literary-arts [dot] org.

College Essay Mentoring Project

Help mentor high school juniors and seniors to brainstorm, edit, and craft personal statements for college applications. Learn more about how to get involved and volunteer.

Learn About Mentoring

Portland Book Festival

Join our incredible community of volunteers.

Learn About Portland Book Festival

Join Our Board or Advisory Councils

Get involved and help drive our mission and make an impact in your community. We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds. Contact sophie@literary-arts.org to receive more information.