Politics

Portland Performers, Creators, and Arts Leaders Get Ready for a New "Inspiration": Donald Trump

Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Wise Up: Get Smart

7 Places in Portland to Exercise Your Brain

From literary seminars to an underground grad school, here are the city’s best places to stretch your mind.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Book Festival

The Essential Guide to Wordstock 2016

Portland’s beloved book festival boasts more than 100 authors all crammed into one short day. We’ve made an itinerary for the time-pressed and book-besotted.

11/02/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

PREVIEW

Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

LITERARY MAGAZINE

The Little Portland Lit Mag That Could—and Did!

Out of the ashes of Backspace comes Portland-based, mostly-online DIY lit mag Drunk in a Midnight Choir—and they’ve just gone to print.

09/22/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

BOOK BUZZ

Author Mitchell S. Jackson Talks Portland, Prison, and Politics

He was a teenage drug dealer in North Portland. Now he’s an award-winning novelist and teacher at NYU. Find out why the PDX native says this city made him who he is today.

03/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS & TALKS

Author Michael Chabon Talks Comic Books and Songwriting

The Pulitzer-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay spills the details on his collaboration with Portland comic czar Matt Fraction and British super-producer Mark Ronson in preview of his Jan 15 talk.

01/13/2015 By Allison Jones

BOOKS & TALKS

Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Books about the End Times, the wonders of soil, PTSD fever dreams, and more top the list.

01/12/2015 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS & TALKS

Literary Arts to Host a New OPB Show and Wordstock

The local nonprofit will broadcast its audio archives on OPB and take over the city’s annual literary festival.

10/10/2014 By Catalina Gaitán

Books & Talks

Guide to Portland Storytelling Events

There's an event for every taste: comic, nostalgic, raunchy. Find the stories you want to hear—or the stage you want to brave. Up this weekend: Urban Tellers and Mystery Box

10/10/2014 By Danielle Klenak

BOOKS & TALKS

June's Killer Literary Events

LitHop and Poetry Press Week, PDX's best new lit happenings, kick off a crazy month that also includes Tom Robbins, Blumesday, and some local debuts.

06/04/2014 By Danielle Klenak

BOOKS & TALKS

Oregon Book Awards: Winners and Winners

Recapping the state's literary Oscars: the wins, the surprises, the speeches, the champagne in the shower. It's all here.

03/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS & TALKS

Binge on Books at These March Literary Events

This month is a windfall of book and storytelling events, including the Oregon Books Awards, Smallpressapalooza, and Everybody Reads with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

02/26/2014 By Kristin Leigh

BOOK & TALKS

February's Lit and Storytelling Events

There’s a lot of book love to go around this month, from lit-power couple Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to international author Isabel Allende to the bday bash for William Stafford.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Kristin Leigh

BOOKS & TALKS

2014 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Szybist, Graham Salisbury, Joe Sacco, and Craig Thompson round out this year's contenders. Winners announced March 17.

01/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: January 2014

Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the region’s most vividly inventive Native American artists, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

01/02/2014

RECAP

Poetry Press Week in Review

Blood stained ghost costumes, Laura Gibson crooning on guitar, and readers marching down catwalks kicked off a captivating new poetry event.

11/14/2013 By Kristin Leigh

Portland Pages

Slide Show: 2013 Oregon Book Awards Fundraising Dinner April 2013

Literary Arts presents the 2013 Oregon Book Awards

05/08/2013

Slideshow

Slide Show: Oregon Book Awards Fundraising Dinner

Literary Arts presents the 2013 Oregon Book Awards

05/08/2013

BOOKS AND TALKS

2013 Oregon Book Awards Madcap Recap

Storm Large is a literary tourist, Cheryl Strayed is Meryl Streep, Larry Colton is an a-hole, and Portland is the winner in the category of colorful literary characters.

04/09/2013 By Aaron Scott