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October 2013

Portland Arts & Lectures: Salman Rushdie


October 8, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The celebrated and controversial international author of eleven novels.

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Literary Arts Presents Malcolm Gladwell


October 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

An original hour-long talk by Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers

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November 2013

Portland Arts & Lectures: Ann Patchett


November 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The author of five novels, including Bel Canto (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize), The Patron Saint of Liars, and Run.

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December 2013

Don’t Look Back: The Moth in Portland


December 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Features stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, newsmakers and news breakers, and everyday heroes.

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January 2014

Portland Arts & Lectures: Lawrence Wright


January 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of nine books, including the best seller The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, which won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Going…

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February 2014

Portland Arts & Lectures: Chris Ware


February 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Cartoonist Chris Ware’s latest book, Building Stories, was named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012 and Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by TIME magazine. His book Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth…

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March 2014

$5

Everybody Reads 2014: Sonia Sotomayor (lecture and simulcast SOLD OUT)


March 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and the Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Justice Sotomayor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as the culminating event of the 12th annual community reading project on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Due…

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April 2014

Portland Arts & Lectures: Julia Alvarez


April 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Award-winning Dominican writer Julia Alvarez has said “a novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart.” Her work frequently deals with family dramas set in politically charged climates. She has published…

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$75

Portland Arts & Lectures 2014/2015 Season Now On Sale


April 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has brought the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Oregon. In addition to live events that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with…

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September 2014

$15

Literary Arts’ 30th Birthday featuring Elizabeth Gilbert & Calvin Trillin


September 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is turning 30! Help us celebrate on September 8, 2014 with a special event featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Calvin Trillin, musical guest Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, and others. Portland Arts & Lectures fan favorite Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of…

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October 2014

Portland Arts & Lectures: James McBride


October 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions…

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November 2014

Portland Arts & Lectures: Elizabeth Kolbert


November 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Elizabeth Kolbert Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM UPDATE: This event will proceed as planned, despite current weather conditions. Please use caution when traveling to the concert hall. Literary Arts will send an email notification to all subscribers if there…

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December 2014

$15

The Moth Mainstage in Portland


December 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Live storytelling doesn't get any better than The Moth Mainstage. One of America's favorite radio shows is coming back to Portland and the extraordinary performance sells out quickly. It's an experience not to be missed, so get your get your tickets now…

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January 2015

Portland Arts & Lectures: Michael Chabon


January 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions…

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February 2015

Portland Arts & Lectures: Ruth Ozeki


February 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions…

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March 2015

$15

Everybody Reads 2015: Mitchell S. Jackson


March 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Mitchell S. Jackson at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as the culminating event of the 13th annual community reading project on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Everybody…

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April 2015

Portland Arts & Lectures: Katherine Boo


April 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

SOLD OUT! Subscriptions for the 2014/2015 Portland Arts & Lectures series are SOLD OUT at all levels. Please sign up for our eNews at the bottom of our home page  to be the first to know when next year's subscriptions…

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November 2015

2015/2016 Portland Arts & Lectures Season: Anthony Doerr


November 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

December 2015

$15

The Moth Mainstage in Portland


December 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Moth, America’s favorite storytelling show, is back! This exciting event features unforgettable stories told live, and always sells out quickly. Get your get your tickets now for an evening of fantastic storytelling!

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February 2016

Portland Arts & Lectures presents Robin Coste Lewis


February 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

March 2016

$15

Everybody Reads 2016


March 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2016 Everybody Reads event with Cristina Henríquez. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown…

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May 2016

Phil Knight in conversation with Adam Gopnik


May 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States
Phil Knight, founder of Nike, appears

This event is SOLD OUT at all seating levels.* A limited number of tickets will be made available for purchase in-person at the Portland5 Box Office on the day of the event, Monday, May 2. Literary Arts presents a rare…

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October 2016

$75 – $330

Portland Arts & Lectures Presents: Louise Erdrich


October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 32nd season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most influential writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, screenwriters, and poets who have won the most prestigious awards in their profession. The five-part subscription series begins…

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December 2016

$15 – $65

The Moth Mainstage


December 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

  With the support of Literary Arts, The Moth, America’s beloved storytelling nonprofit, is bringing a new lineup of storytellers to town. Directed by longtime Moth figure Senior Producer Maggie Cino, the two-hour show features five true stories by luminaries in…

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January 2017

$15 – $65

Michael Lewis in conversation with Hanna Rosin


January 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Literary Arts for a special evening with best-selling author Michael Lewis, interviewed on stage by NPR’s Hanna Rosin. Michael Lewis, the author of the best-selling books Moneyball, The Blind Side, Flash Boys, and The Big Short, will join NPR’s Hanna…

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February 2017

RESCHEDULED: Portland Arts & Lectures Presents Colum McCann


February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Due to the severe weather, we have rescheduled Colum McCann's appearance at the Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall for Friday, February 24 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. All…

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March 2017

$15

Everybody Reads 2017


March 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

This year's Everybody Reads selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Desmond as the culminating event…

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April 2017

2017 Verselandia!


April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, Sam Barlow, Franklin, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Grant, and Cleveland high schools competing for poetic…

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October 2017

$15

Francis Ford Coppola in conversation with Melena Ryzik of The New York Times


October 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Tickets start at $15, available at Portland5.com. Francis Ford Coppola is an award-winning director, producer, and writer whose films include The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and The Conversation, among others. With more than five decades of experience in the film…

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2017/2018 Portland Arts & Lectures

October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 33rd season of Portland Arts & Lectures features some of the most influential writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and poets who have won the most prestigious awards in their profession. George Saunders on Thursday, October 12 Reza…

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November 2017

$25

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour


November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts will host Joe Biden on Thursday, November 30 in celebration of his forthcoming memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (publication date November 14, 2017). This event is part of Biden’s American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter.

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December 2017

$15 – $80

The Moth Mainstage


December 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Moth returns to Portland on Monday, December 11. This extraordinary performance will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live!

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February 2018

Claudia Rankine: Portland Arts & Lectures


February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, two plays, numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary.

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April 2018

$15

Everybody Reads 2018


April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West, as the culminating event of the 16th annual Everybody Reads. A love story set in an unnamed country…

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$10

Verselandia! 2018


April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.

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June 2018

FREE

Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin


June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In collaboration with the Le Guin family, Literary Arts invites the public to join in honoring the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

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September 2018

$15 – $40

DeRay Mckesson: On the Other Side of Freedom Tour


September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Civil rights activist and community organizer DeRay Mckesson visits Portland for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics.

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October 2018

2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures


October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11…

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December 2018

2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures


December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11…

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$15 – $80

The Moth Mainstage in Portland (SOLD OUT)


December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The Moth returns to Portland on Monday, December 10. This extraordinary performance will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live!

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January 2019

2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures


January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11…

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February 2019

2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures


February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11…

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March 2019

$20

Everybody Reads 2019: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (SOLD OUT)


March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

In partnership with the Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the culminating event of Everybody Reads 2019. This year’s programming will center on Adichie’s…

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April 2019

2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures


April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on February 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on April 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11…

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$10 – $70

Verselandia! 2019


April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Celebrate Portland’s youth poets during our eighth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. Students perform original work in front of a panel of judges and a live audience.

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October 2019

$15 – $85

Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Renée Watson (Sold Out)


October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with acclaimed author and journalist
Ta-Nehisi Coates in celebration of his first novel, The Water Dancer (coming September 24). Coates will be in conversation with bestselling author Renée Watson.

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