Literary Arts

at 925 SW Washington St, Portland, 97205 United States

Literary Arts is a nonprofit literary center located in Portland. Our programs include Wordstock, Writers in Schools, Delve, & the Oregon Book Awards. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 30-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland’s public high schools. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve. Literary Arts will also re-launch the Wordstock Festival (Portland's annual book festival) in November 2015 at the Portland Art Museum. You can also follow us on Twitter:

Literary Arts
925 SW Washington St
Portland , OR 97205
United States
Contact Phone
P: (503) 227-2583


The Programs of Literary Arts Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to Oregon to engage with our community. In addition to original hour-long talks that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with classroom visits and workshops. Writers in the Schools inspires public high school students to write, revise, edit, publish, and perform their own creative writing. WITS programming reinforces the real world importance of reading and writing in all professions, and is designed to meet state and national standards for the arts and language arts. Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships supports, promotes and celebrates Oregon’s writers and publishers. In addition to financial support, the program produces the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, which connects writers and readers throughout the state with readings, classroom visits, and workshops. Delve Readers Seminars engages readers in exploring challenging books in lively discussion-based seminars led by an experienced scholar. Literary Arts will also re-launch the Wordstock Festival (Portland's annual book festival) in November 2015 at the Portland Art Museum.

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