Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Tara Westover

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time.

The 2018/2019 series is sold out!

Tara Westover, whose first book, Educated: A Memoir, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, visits Portland on December 4.


Tara Westover was born in Idaho in 1986. She received her BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014. Her first book is Educated: A Memoir, a #1 New York Times bestseller, which USA Today praised as “living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable… a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.”

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


White Bird presents PHILADANCO at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 24,...

Showing: 04/24

Literary Arts presents Verselandia! poetry slam at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Thursday,...

Showing: 04/25

Outback Concerts welcomes singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne & Friends to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 04/26

Oregon Symphony presents Sci-Fi at the Pops at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall April 27...

Showing: 04/27 - 04/28

Oregon Symphony presents The Music of The Rolling Stones at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ...

Showing: 05/02

Oregon Symphony presents Amadeus in Concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday,...

Showing: 05/04