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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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.

    Yaa Gyasi

    Yaa Gyasi

    Yaa Gyasi discusses her novels, Homegoing and Transcendent Kingdom, as well as the what and who have influenced her as both a reader and writer.

    • 52 min
    Joy Harjo, in conversation with Anis Mojgani

    Joy Harjo, in conversation with Anis Mojgani

    Joy Harjo discusses her recent projects as US Poet Laureate, plus crafting poetry and the importance of art, in this talk and conversation with Anis Mojgani.

    • 52 min
    Alison Bechdel, in conversation with Cheryl Strayed

    Alison Bechdel, in conversation with Cheryl Strayed

    Alison Bechdel discusses exercise, nature, creativity, and her graphic memoir The Secret to Superhuman Strength in this conversation with Cheryl Strayed.

    • 56 min
    Ross Gay: Everybody Reads 2021

    Ross Gay: Everybody Reads 2021

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

    • 53 min
    Hanif Abdurraqib, Clint Smith, & Anis Mojgani

    Hanif Abdurraqib, Clint Smith, & Anis Mojgani

    Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani leads a conversation between poets Hanif Abdurraqib and Clint Smith, who discuss their recent nonfiction works.

    • 52 min
    2021 Oregon Book Awards

    2021 Oregon Book Awards

    This special episode features the announcement of the 2021 Oregon Book Award winners, with hosts Elena Passarello and Omar El Akkad.

    • 53 min

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