Portland Arts & Lectures

Literary Arts is thrilled to present their 39th annual Portland Arts & Lectures season welcoming the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers giving original talks in the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Subscriptions start at just $110 for the five-part series (just $22 per lecture).

Portland Arts & Lectures 2023/24

  • Zadie Smith: September 21, 2023
  • Mary Beard: October 26, 2023
  • David Grann: January 25, 2024
  • Charles Yu: February 29, 2024
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil: April 18, 2024

“I most enjoy hearing from authors that I "should" know—but don't. Literary Arts speakers are all amazing—each brings a unique story and tale about themselves and their work. I am also a huge fan of seeing those authors that I do know and am star-struck by... Both ends of the spectrum make my subscription worth it 100%.” — Portland Arts & Lectures subscriber

Full event details are available on the event pages listed below.

Series subscriptions ($110–$430, five-part series) are available from Literary Arts. Portland Arts & Lectures is a subscription-based series. Single tickets are not available to purchase in advance. Call Literary Arts at 503-227-2583 or email la@literary-arts.org with questions.