Internship Openings: <br /> for @Literary Arts this Fall

Literary Arts seeks two interns to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Internships are four months, from October 2014 to January 2015. These internships will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, sound recording and editing, and writing for social media. Literary Arts is a…

Books Submitted So Far to the 2015 Oregon Book Awards

Friday, August 29, 2014 is the deadline to submit books for consideration for the 2014 Oregon Book Awards. The guidelines and applications can be found here; contact Susan Denning for more information. Here is a list of titles that have been submitted, as of August 13,  to the 2015 Oregon Book Awards: FICTION A Simplified Map of…

Interview with Zachary Schomburg

Zachary Schomburg is an Oregon Book Award-winning poet who will be teaching the class Creating a Chapbook Manuscript at Literary Arts this fall. He was en route to Raleigh, midway through a 43-day cross-country book tour promoting his newest work, The Book of Joshua, published by Black Ocean. We spoke by phone, talking about his upcoming class,…

“This is War!” Delve Seminar Showcases Art & Literature Side by Side

[by Kelly Austin] Once again, Literary Arts is partnering with the Portland Art Museum  for a Delve Seminar that will showcase art and literature side by side. To mark the one hundred years that have passed between the beginning of the Great War and today, we’ll gather together in the Andrée Stevens Room at the…

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…