Literary Arts is committed to providing greater access for public high school students to experience and participate in literary activities that deepen and extend their school’s existing curriculum and contribute to college and career readiness.
Complimentary tickets and transportation to attend Portland Arts & Lectures are available to high school student groups through Students to the Schnitz. In order for students to be prepared for the lecture, books are also provided prior to the lecture and delivered to your school free of charge.
During our 2016/2017 season, we helped inspire the next generation:
- 1,200 students engage in Students to the Schnitz annually
- 27 public schools served in 2016/2017
- Over 600 students participated in classroom author visits
Consider making a donation to help us serve more students through the Students to the Schnitz Fund during our next season of events.
We start planning Students to the Schnitz in May, after the announcement of our event season.
If you are interested in applying to participate in Students to the Schnitz Fund or if have any questions, please contact Mary Rechner, Director of Youth Programs via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This was my first time hearing an author talk about their life and books, and it helps me think about what I want to do more with my life. It was a wonderful experience.”
Franklin High School student
“As an aspiring writer, it’s important to learn from someone who’s been successful with their writing, and it is also a huge inspiration.”
Reynolds High School student
“Shows me anyone can be a writer no matter what type of background.”
Alliance High School student