Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to our community.
In addition to live events that are broadcast statewide on OPB radio, the program connects readers and writers of all ages with classroom visits and workshops.
The 30th anniversary season of Portland Arts & Lectures begins on October 16, 2014 with a lecture by National Book Award winner James McBride (The Good Lord Bird). McBride is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Color of Water. Elizabeth Kolbert, award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Sixth Extinction, will appear November 13, 2014. January 15, 2015 brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon, whose most recent book is Telegraph Avenue. Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being, will appear on February 19, 2015. The season rounds out with one of the most significant and critically-acclaimed investigative journalists of the last decade, Katherine Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, on April 23, 2015.
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