Congrats to the Winners of Verselandia 2015!

Congrats to the Winners of Verselandia 2015!

We want to give a huge congratulations to the winners of Verselandia! 2015, the fourth annual citywide high school poetry slam. It was a night full of incredible performances by 20 students from 11 high schools. These students were finalists of their individual school slams who then took the stage at the Newmark in front of…

Literary Arts congratulates the 2015 Oregon Book Awards winners

Literary Arts congratulates the 2015 Oregon Book Awards winners

Literary Arts congratulates the winners of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards! ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Susan Hill Long of Portland Whistle in the Dark (Holiday House) LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE April Henry of Portland The Body In the Woods (Henry Holt) FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION Alex…

Everybody Reads author Mitchell S. Jackson’s school visits

Everybody Reads author Mitchell S. Jackson’s school visits

[by Stephanie Wong Ken] As part of the Everybody Reads program, featured author Mitchell S. Jackson visited two schools, the Donald E. Long School and Reynolds High School. Jackson, who was born and bred in Portland but now lives in Brooklyn and teaches in the writing program at NYU, is the author of The Residue…

Dateline Minnesota: Emily Chenoweth reports from AWP

Dateline Minnesota: Emily Chenoweth reports from AWP

Emily Chenoweth, Oregon Book Award author and instructor of Writing a Novel in Eight Weeks, is on assignment this week at AWP in Minneapolis. Here’s what she’s been up to: It’s Friday morning in Minneapolis. What the weather report calls “snow showers” are actually wet, heavy snowflakes the size of fifty-cent pieces: if you walk into a store…

Oregon Book Award Finalist Dawn Diez Willis

Oregon Book Award Finalist Dawn Diez Willis

We’ve featured ALL of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists on our blog this year! The winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Join us! You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 2015 Oregon Book Awards Finalist Still Life With Judas & Lightning by Dawn Diez…

Dateline Minnesota: Jay Ponteri reports from AWP

Dateline Minnesota: Jay Ponteri reports from AWP

Jay Ponteri, Oregon Book Award author and Memoir Boot Camp instructor, is on assignment this week at AWP in Minneapolis. Here’s what he’s been up to: I’m at my hotel in Minneapolis, mentally preparing for the annual conference of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, a.k.a., AWP, which combines, among other things, panels and talks…

Oregon Book Award Finalist Zachary Schomburg

Oregon Book Award Finalist Zachary Schomburg

Until the Awards Ceremony on April 13, we are featuring all of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Join us! You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 2015 Oregon Book Awards Finalist The Book of Joshua by…

Oregon Book Award Finalist Endi Bogue Hartigan

Oregon Book Award Finalist Endi Bogue Hartigan

Until the Awards Ceremony on April 13, we are featuring all of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Join us! You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 2015 Oregon Book Awards Finalist Pool [5 choruses] by Endi Bogue…

Oregon Book Awards Finalist Emily Kendal Frey

Oregon Book Awards Finalist Emily Kendal Frey

Until the Awards Ceremony on April 13, we are featuring all of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Join us! You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 2015 Oregon Book Award Finalist Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Frey…

Oregon Book Award Finalist Wendy Chin-Tanner

Oregon Book Award Finalist Wendy Chin-Tanner

Until the Awards Ceremony on April 13, we are featuring all of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Join us! You can purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 2015 Oregon Book Awards Finalist Turn by Wendy Chin-Tanner Category Poetry…