Summer Reading: Literary Arts Staff Recommendations

Every July, Literary Arts staff members recommend their favorite books for summer reading. Share your favorite books with us, too, by leaving a comment on this post or visiting us on Facebook. What are you reading this summer? Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle (recommended by Jenny Chu): This collection of lectures is a meditation on…

Campbell’s Hero’s Journey explored through Memoir in October Delve

[by Satya Doyle Byock] In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, mythologist Joseph Campbell stated that the international theme of the hero’s journey—mimicked since in Star Wars and The Matrix and countless other films and novels—can serve as a pattern for the lives of actual men and women everywhere. “The individual has only to discover…

WITS Summit 2014

The 2014 WITS Summit brought together several organizations from around the state who have literary programming for youth (see list below) for a day of sharing resources, best practices, and learning about all the fantastic work happening throughout Oregon. Deb Vaughn, from the Oregon Arts Commission, gave a great presentation on evaluations, specifically Logic Models, and shared…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Spotlight: Kristy Athens

This month, we’re highlighting each of the 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are online now. Applications are due in our office by Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information about how to apply, contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org. Kristy Athens of Enterprise is a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient in Literary…

Fellowships Deadline is June 27th

In conjunction with our 30th anniversary, Literary Arts will award an additional $30,000 to writers as part of the 2015 Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program. A total of $59,000 will be granted in 2015 to support, promote, and celebrate Oregon’s writers and publishers. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are due Friday, June…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Spotlight: CALYX

Throughout May and June, we’re highlighting each of the 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are online now. Applications are due in our office by Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information about how to apply, contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org. CALYX of Portland is a 2014 recipient for an Oregon…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Spotlight: Forest Avenue Press

Throughout May and June, we’re highlighting each of the 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are online now. Applications are due in our office by Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information about how to apply, contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org. Forest Avenue Press of Portland is a 2014 recipient for an…

WITS Residency: Carter Sickels at Grant HS

“Your words today are rain, green, sparkle, and cedar tree,” said WITS writer-in-residence Carter Sickels to a classroom of twenty-plus freshman. He turned on music as the students leaned over their papers and began to write, which was the only sound in Dylan Leeman’s classroom at Grant High School for the next several minutes. All freshman at Grant…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Spotlight: Anjie Seewer Reynolds

Throughout May and June, we’re highlighting each of the 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are online now. Applications are due in our office by Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information about how to apply, contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org. Anjie Seewer Reynolds of Ashland is the 2014 Oregon Literary…

WITS Reading: Metropolitan Learning Center at Literary Arts!

We’ve begun holding small readings for Metropolitan Learning Center in our own event space at 925 SW Washington. These readings are less formal than our community readings–they happen during class time, and we don’t print  programs–but students still read their work in front of their peers in an auditorium-style room with a microphone, just like our @LiteraryArts…