The Archive Project
U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón shares the roots of her life-long connection to nature & poetry in this original talk for Portland Arts & Lectures.
Poetry, music, & artistic collaboration is explored in this conversation with Portland Youth Philharmonic, In Mulieribus, & poet Alicia Jo Rabins.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic shares poems from his accomplished career, at this 2007 Poetry Downtown event in Portland.
Highlights from the 2022 Verselandia! youth slam poetry competition, featuring live performances from Portland-area students.
Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, and Leslie Jamison read their poetry and prose at this event presented in partnership with Alano Club of Portland.
In this talk from 1991—a mere year before her Pulitzer Prize win—novelist Jane Smiley discusses the relationship between writing and motherhood.
Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his approach to long-form journalism & how he crafts real-life characters in his works of nonfiction.
Selma Blair discusses her debut memoir, Mean Baby, her career in Hollywood, & living with multiple sclerosis, in this convo with Esmé Weijun Wang.
Mira Jacob, the featured author for Everybody Reads 2022, speaks about family, race, art, America, and her graphic memoir Good Talk.
George Saunders & Jess Walter discuss their recent short story collections in this conversation with OPB’s Geoff Norcross at 2022 #PDXBookFest.