Join Literary Arts in this celebratory year for our literary community.
Literary Arts was formed in 1984 with hopes of attracting a few authors and thinkers to the Northwest. Soon enough, the speakers came, and so did the readers—over 2,000 of you for each lecture—and we became one of the largest literary lecture series in the country. Over the last 30 years, we have evolved. Our offerings have grown from a single lecture series to a wide array of initiatives, including workshops, seminars, and public high school programs. We fund the creation of new literary work here in Oregon, giving tens of thousands of dollars to writers and publishers each year.
At thirty, we are still adding to our story, writing new chapters.
Today, we are a comprehensive, nationally recognized center for writers, publishers, readers, and lovers of the literary arts. We engage Oregonians of all ages and from all corners of the state with words. We seek collaboration and inspire investment. Ours is an ever-evolving narrative that stirs curiosity, cultivates community, and seeds future stories.
Find your story here.