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

BOOKS & TALKS

Dueling Eggheads: Stephen Greenblatt vs. David Eagleman

The two big thinkers fill the Schnitz with their big ideas on consecutive nights. How do they measure up? March 4 & 5.

02/28/2013 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS

2013 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Nominees include Cheryl Strayed, Storm Large, and Brian Doyle—twice. Ceremony takes place April 8.

01/07/2013 By Aaron Scott