30 episodes

In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Literary Arts is building a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world’s best writers over the first 30 years of Portland Arts & Lectures in Portland. In conjunction with our 30th anniversary, Literary Arts is rolling out an archive of the most sought-after talks from our lecture series. Each month, we’ll be publishing new lectures available for streaming on this website for free. With over 250 original lectures by the most creative and articulate minds of our generation, these discussions offer special moments between world-famous authors and our local literary community.

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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Literary Arts is building a retrospective of some of the most engaging talks from the world’s best writers over the first 30 years of Portland Arts & Lectures in Portland. In conjunction with our 30th anniversary, Literary Arts is rolling out an archive of the most sought-after talks from our lecture series. Each month, we’ll be publishing new lectures available for streaming on this website for free. With over 250 original lectures by the most creative and articulate minds of our generation, these discussions offer special moments between world-famous authors and our local literary community.

    Daniel James Brown, in conversation with Tom Ikeda

    Daniel James Brown, in conversation with Tom Ikeda

    Daniel James Brown discusses Facing the Mountain, which explores a slice of America’s WWII history, in this talk and conversation with Tom Ikeda.

    • 52 min
    Change: John Freeman with Jakuta Alikavazovic, Lana Bastašić, & Aleksandar Hemon

    Change: John Freeman with Jakuta Alikavazovic, Lana Bastašić, & Aleksandar Hemon

    John Freeman talks works in translation with French author Jakuta Alikavazovic, Yugoslav-born writer Lana Bastašić, and novelists & memoirist Aleksandar Hemon.

    • 53 min
    Joan Didion (Rebroadcast)

    Joan Didion (Rebroadcast)

    Joan Didion shares from Political Fictions, which focuses on her experience observing and participating in the American political process.

    • 51 min
    Ross Gay: Everybody Reads 2021 (Rebroadcast)

    Ross Gay: Everybody Reads 2021 (Rebroadcast)

    Ross Gay shares his non-linear journey to becoming a poet, and the inspiration behind his essay collection The Book of Delights.

    • 53 min
    Robert Bly (Rebroadcast)

    Robert Bly (Rebroadcast)

    Robert Bly—groundbreaking poet, editor, and translator—shares his poetry in this recording from 2006.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Louise Erdrich & Trevino Brings Plenty

    Louise Erdrich & Trevino Brings Plenty

    Louise Erdrich talks with Trevino Brings Plenty about her latest novel, The Sentence, at the 2021 Portland Book Festival.

    • 31 min

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