Behind the Scenes at Literary Arts: David Grann
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by Literary Arts
3d ago
By Ada Hallstrom This year I am a freshman attending Bennington College in Vermont during the school year. Over my extended winter break I have been interning with the Public Programs department of Literary Arts. Throughout my seven-week internship I have been able to learn a lot about non-profits, event programing, and literary organizations but so far one of the most exciting things I have experienced was the David Grann author visit.   On the evening of January 25th author David Grann gave a lecture in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall about his newest book, The Wager. This event ..read more
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Spring Events 2024
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by Literary Arts
1w ago
Every season brings with it unique opportunities for Literary Arts to showcase our mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation, and this Spring is no different! Read on to explore the wonderful events we have for readers, writers, and youth this season. Everybody Reads On April 4, we welcome Gabrielle Zevin to the Arlene Schnitzer for the culminating event of Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program! This community reading project promotes shared reading and discussion around a single book: this year, the best-selling Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomor ..read more
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Announcing Literary Arts’ New Board Members
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by Literary Arts
2w ago
Please join us in welcoming Literary Arts’ two new board members, Gustavo (Tavo) Cruz and Janet Hoffman! Gustavo (Tavo) Cruz is a versatile business transactions lawyer with a broad range of experience, including commercial and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters for financial institutions, companies, and individuals.  Tavo served as a partner in an AMLAW 100 firm, as well as in-house counsel with a large financial institution.  Prior transactions include complex commercial loans, workouts and restructurings, corporate acquisitions, private pla ..read more
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In the Community
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by Laura Renckens
3w ago
Each month, Literary Arts staff will round up news, events, and more happening in Portland, and beyond. Let us know in the form below the blog if you have any events or news to share. EVENTS 34th Cascade Festival of African Films (Cascade Festival of African Films & Portland Community College) Thursdays through Sundays, February 2nd–March 2nd | In person at PCC Cascade Campus or online via Multnomah County Library | FREE to attend As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cu ..read more
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David Grann’s Author Visit With Adrienne C. Nelson High School
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by Youth Programs at Literary Arts
1M ago
New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author David Grann came to Adrienne C. Nelson High School on Thursday, January 25th to talk with students about history, research, and more. The author of many best-selling nonfiction works, including the wildly popular book-turned-blockbuster Killers of the Flower Moon, sat down and talked with OPB’s Dave Miller and 50 students for the radio show Think Out Loud. OPB’s Dave Miller and writer David Grann talk in front of students at Adrienne C Nelson High School. Order David Grann’s latest title, The Wager. The post David Grann’s Author Visit With Adrien ..read more
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Get to Know Portland Arts & Lectures Author CHARLES YU
Literary Arts
by communications
1M ago
Get your subscription for the 2023/24 Portland Arts & Lecture Series to see Charles Yu on February 29! Click here for more information. On February 29, Literary Arts will host Charles Yu as the second event of our 2023-24 season of Portland Arts & Lectures.  CHARLES YU is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 ..read more
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Announcing the 2024 Oregon Book Awards Finalists
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by Literary Arts
1M ago
Literary Arts is thrilled to announce this year’s Oregon Book Awards finalists and Special Award recipient. Thirty-seven Oregonians across seven genre categories were chosen as finalists by panels of out-of-state judges, from a total of 190 submitted titles. Winners will be announced live at the 2024 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony, hosted by Kwame Alexander, at Portland Center Stage at The Armory on Monday, April 8, 2024. This year’s awards include the biennial award for Graphic Literature. KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION Judges: Allison Escoto, Morgan Talty, Jacinda Townsend Patrick deWi ..read more
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In the Community: Upcoming Events and News
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by Hope Levy
1M ago
Each month, Literary Arts staff will round up news, events, and more happening in Portland, and beyond. Let us know in the form below the blog if you have any events or news to share. EVENTS Conversation Project Leader Info Session (Oregon Humanities) Thursday, January 4, at 11:00 a.m. | Online | FREE to attend Oregon Humanities is looking for people who want to facilitate conversations that get people talking, listening, and connecting to one another as Conversation Project leaders. Learn about the Conversation Project, what it’s like to facilitate conversations with Oregon Humanities, and ho ..read more
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Ways to Give to Literary Arts
Literary Arts
by Hope Levy
2M ago
As we near the end of the calendar year, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for considering Literary Arts in your year-end philanthropic efforts. Your support serves as the catalyst behind our capacity to connect with 24,000 readers, nurture 1,500 writers, and ignite the creative spirits of 4,000 of Portland’s bright and aspiring youth. Recognizing that philanthropy takes diverse forms, we are committed to assisting you in selecting the approach that resonates most with you. Here are several accessible avenues for making a meaningful contribution:  Online or by Mail Donat ..read more
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Get to Know Portland Arts & Lectures Author David Grann
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by communications
2M ago
Three-part subscriptions to Portland Arts & Lectures, including David Grann’s event on January 25, 2024, are now available! Get yours here. On January 25, 2024, Literary Arts will host David Grann as the third event of our 2023-24 season of Portland Arts & Lectures. David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a #1 New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction titles including the National Book Award finalist, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, and his latest book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and ..read more
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