Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. We build a more inclusive and empathetic community by providing the space and a platform for diverse voices to be shared and heard.
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Each year, Literary Arts provides the space for 20,000 Portlanders to share their stories and engage in meaningful conversations about some of today’s most important ideas. From an event with acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates to a local reading with Incite: Queer Writers Read, our programming highlights all voices.
Donate to Literary Arts and enjoy incentives like tickets to The Moth Mainstage, a copy of I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson, or a one-night stay at The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel. Click here to see our full list of incentives!
“Literary Arts is doing the work. There is a pulse in the communities they’re engaging with—a hunger, a deep gratitude, and so much talent finally getting seen and heard. It’s a force for change.” —Jacqueline Woodson, 2018-19 Portland Arts & Lectures author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature