Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2022/23 Portland Arts & Lectures: Abdulrazak Gurnah

Literary Arts presents the 39th annual Portland Arts & Lectures. Join us for five unforgettable nights featuring some of the world’s best authors, giving original talks at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets start at just $110 for the five-part lectures series. Please contact our Box Office at 503-227-2583 ext 2, or email la@literary-arts.org with any questions.

Abdulrazak Gurnah is celebrated novelist, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021. The Nobel Prize committee cited his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents” for his win. Gurnah’s novels include Memory of DeparturePilgrims WayDottieParadise, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize, Admiring SilenceBy the SeaDesertionThe Last GiftGravel Heart, and most recently, Afterlives. Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah emigrated to the United Kingdom in the late 1960s. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006, and is on the advisory board of the journal Wasafiri. Gurnah is professor emeritus of English and postcolonial literatures at the University of Kent, and lives in Canterbury, England.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events

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Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny At The Symphony 30th Anniversary Edition with Oregon Symphony November 26...

Showing: 11/26 - 11/27
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AEG Presents welcomes comedian Daniel Howell to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday...

Showing: 11/30
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Powell's Books presents Patti Smith Songs & Stories at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 12/01
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Oregon Symphony presents Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Pianist Kirill Gerstein December 3–5,...

Showing: 12/03 - 12/05
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Portland'5 presents Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 12/06
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Oregon Symphony presents their Comfort & Joy holiday concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 12/07