Portland Arts & Lectures

At this time, all lectures through the end of the 2020/21 season are scheduled to take place online through a virtual platform.  Please contact our Box Office at 503-227-2583 ext 2, or email la@literary-arts.org with any questions.


Portland Arts & Lectures 2020/21 Season

Presented by Literary Arts

  • Helen Macdonald | OCTOBER 13, 2020
  • Madeline Miller | JANUARY 28, 2021
  • Ibram X. Kendi | FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • Joy Harjo | APRIL 20, 2021
  • Yaa Gyasi | MAY 18, 2021

Join Literary Arts for another five-part season of engaging talks from some of the world’s best writers and thinkers.

Series subscription ($90 - $355) available at Literary Arts: https://literary-arts.org/box-office/

Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has brought leading authors, historians, artists and critics to our community to discuss their work and the trajectory of contemporary culture, connecting readers and writers of all ages in a spirit of intellectual curiosity and engagement with events, classroom visits, and forums. Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists and thinkers to our community. Five preeminent voices of contemporary literature are coming to the stage of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one-night only presentations and you are invited.

Portland Arts & Lectures is a program of Literary Arts, a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 35-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers.