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April 2021

Thursday

Apr 8

Ticketed Events

Everybody Reads 2021: Ross Gay

Thu, April 8 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads 2021 selection is acclaimed author and poet Ross Gay and his collection of essays, THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS. Literary Arts presents the culminating event of the program—an author lecture, which will be held virtually this year on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m.

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Tuesday

Apr 20

Portland Arts & Lectures

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Tue, April 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Joy Harjo is a renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry—most recently An American Sunrise—several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She has received numerous prominent awards, including the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and 2015 Wallace Stevens Award. The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, says: “Her work powerfully connects us to the…

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Tuesday

Apr 20

Portland Arts & Lectures

Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season

Tue, April 20 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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One event on Tue, May 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2020/21 Season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Subscriptions start at just $90 for the series. Subscribe today! At this time, all lectures are scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. 

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Thursday

Apr 29

Ticketed Events Youth Events

#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Thu, April 29 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will…

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May 2021

Tuesday

May 18

Portland Arts & Lectures

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi (RESCHEDULED)

Tue, May 18 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Yaa Gyasi is the author of the forthcoming novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, August 2020). Her best-selling debut novel, Homegoing (2016), is an intergenerational saga following two split branches of a Ghanaian family through three hundred years of history. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, was shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year, was named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and…

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