Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Drama

Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Drama

The deadline for submitting books to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards is Friday, August 28, 2015. In the meantime, we’re sharing the judge’s comments on the 2015 finalists from each category. Remember that the 2016 OBAs include the PNCA Award for Graphic Literature, and the original publication dates and guidelines for this category are different. Click here to download guidelines…

Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Creative Nonfiction

Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Creative Nonfiction

The deadline for submitting books to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards is Friday, August 28, 2015. In the meantime, we’re sharing the judge’s comments on the 2015 finalists from each category. Remember that the 2016 OBAs include the PNCA Award for Graphic Literature, and the original publication dates and guidelines for this category are different. Click here to download guidelines…

Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Children’s Literature

Judge’s Comments: 2015 OBA finalists in Children’s Literature

The deadline for submitting books to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards is Friday, August 28, 2015. In the meantime, we’re sharing the judge’s comments on the 2015 finalists from each category. Remember that the 2016 OBAs include the PNCA Award for Graphic Literature, and the original publication dates and guidelines for this category are different. Click here to download guidelines…

Summer Reading: Literary Arts staff recommended books.

With summer in full swing, it’s high time to enjoy some leisurely reading. Here’s what our staff will be reading this summer:   Mislaid by Nell Zink (recommended by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino): Timely and incisive, fast-paced and humorous, like a Shakespearean comedy of errors, Mislaid deals with themes of race, gender, and sexuality in 1960s rural Virginia.…

WITS 2014-15 Snapshot

WITS 2014-15 Snapshot

We’ve had a busy, incredible year with our youth programs at Literary Arts! 3,600+ students served 1,049 participated in semester-long residencies 312 attended WITS student readings 9 were mentored individually and in small groups by writers 639 participated in author visits to schools 180 attended the MothSHOP event at Grant High School 8 performed in…

Frequently Asked Question about Oregon Literary Fellowships

Frequently Asked Question about Oregon Literary Fellowships

Applications for the Oregon Literary Fellowships are due in our office at 925 SW Washington in Portland by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 26th. You can hand deliver your application! On Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Literary Arts will be serving complimentary wine and/or beer to applicants who drop off their applications in person. Wine…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Cheston Knapp

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Cheston Knapp

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Cheston Knapp Category Literary Nonfiction Bio Cheston Knapp is managing editor of Tin House magazine and executive director of…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Addie Boswell

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Addie Boswell

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Addie Boswell Category Young Readers Literature Bio Addie Boswell is an artist and writer in Portland. She…

Janice P. Nimura and Brian Komei Dempster at Literary Arts

by Liz Greenhill Literary Arts Intern Tuesday, June 11th, Literary Arts welcomed Brian Komei Dempster and Janice P. Nimura, two writers investigating different aspects of the Japanese-American journey: one from the east coast and one from the west, one in poetry and the other in prose, one story from the WWII era and the other…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Hajara Quinn

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Hajara Quinn

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Hajara Quinn Category Poetry Bio Hajara Quinn is an assistant editor for Octopus Books and the author…