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Ada Limón
April 30, 2023

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.

Portland Youth Philharmonic & In Mulieribus: Because I Will Not Despair
April 23, 2023

Poetry, music, & artistic collaboration is explored in this conversation with Portland Youth Philharmonic, In Mulieribus, & poet Alicia Jo Rabins.

Charles Simic (Rebroadcast)
April 16, 2023

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic shares poems from his accomplished career, at this 2007 Poetry Downtown event in Portland.

Verselandia! 2022
April 09, 2023

Highlights from the 2022 Verselandia! youth slam poetry competition, featuring live performances from Portland-area students.

Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, & Leslie Jamison with Alano Club of Portland
April 02, 2023

Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, and Leslie Jamison read their poetry and prose at this event presented in partnership with Alano Club of Portland.

Jane Smiley, 1991
March 26, 2023

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
March 19, 2023

Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his approach to long-form journalism & how he crafts real-life characters in his works of nonfiction.

Selma Blair, in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang
March 12, 2023

Selma Blair discusses her debut memoir, Mean Baby, her career in Hollywood, & living with multiple sclerosis, in this convo with Esmé Weijun Wang.

Everybody Reads: Mira Jacob (Rebroadcast)
March 05, 2023

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
February 26, 2023

George Saunders & Jess Walter discuss their recent short story collections in this conversation with OPB’s Geoff Norcross at 2022 #PDXBookFest.