College Essay Mentoring Project 2015

November 24, 2015

We had a very successful sixth year of the College Essay Mentoring Project! This fall we returned to Benson, Franklin, Madison, and Roosevelt High Schools, adding a second session at Benson and another drop-in session at Literary Arts. In total, 136 students…

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Anthony Doerr Visits Franklin High School

November 23, 2015

The library at Franklin High School filled quickly on Thursday afternoon with students and teachers buzzing with excitement. Huge, blue-lettered quotes hung on the walls, all by the same author. One said, “Sustained reading is magic, a kind of magic that can be…

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Interview with Jenny Forrester of Unchaste Readers

November 18, 2015

Jenny Forrester is the curator of Portland’s Unchaste Readers series, which has its new home at Literary Arts! She is also an award-winning writer; she won the 2011 Richard Hugo House New Works Competition, was a runner-up in the Indiana Review 2011 Flash Fiction Contest,…

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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston

November 20, 2015

Maxine Hong Kingston reflects on life after the fire that burned most of her belongings and writings, including her in-progress Book of Peace.

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