Latest Past Events

Freeman’s Conclusions: What Does it Mean to Come to an End?  

Portland'5 Brunish Theatre 111 SW Broadway Ave, Portland

Celebrate the tenth and final installment of the boundary-pushing literary journal, which explores all the ways of coming to an end. Featuring editor John Freeman and contributors Omar El Akkad, Debra Gwartney, and Sasha LaPointe.

Language & Life: Jane Hirshfield & Major Jackson

Portland'5 Winningstad Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Ave, Portland

Jane Hirshfield, the author of “some of the most important poetry in the world today”, and Major Jackson, an acclaimed poet and preeminent voice in contemporary literature. Moderated by Matthew Zapruder.

This Life: Patrick deWitt & Lydia Kiesling

Portland Art Museum Miller Gallery 1119 SW Park Ave, Portland

A study of character studies. From Patrick deWitt comes the story of Bob Comet, a man who has lived his life through and for literature, unaware that his own experience is a poignant and affecting narrative in itself. Lydia Kiesling's new novel is a propulsive and challenging story about class, power, politics, and desire told through the life of one woman—her social milieu, her romances, her unarticulated wants. Moderated by Daniel Nieh.