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Portland: Comics City, U.S.A.

Must be something in the water, or the creative talent pool: We talk with five of this year’s seven Oregon winners of Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry.

LitWatch September: Here comes autumn

This month’s lit calendar is chock-full of free author readings from the likes of Lidia Yuknavitch, Wendy Red Star, Leanne Grabel, and others.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

Jon Raymond: To Oregon and Beyond

With his new novel, the writer known best for his Oregon-set movies with director Kelly Reichardt ventures beyond our borders and into the future.

Judith Arcana: This is Jane

Stage and Studio: Dmae Lo Roberts has a timely pro-choice conversation with Portland writer Judith Arcana, a veteran of the pre-Roe v. Wade fight for abortion rights.

Hidden treasure in downtown Portland

The Special Collections Room at Central Library is a place for serious research amid a trove of rarities, from 13th century Bibles to early-edition copies of Beatrix Potter’s children’s tales.

Eastern Oregon light, comfy chairs and shelves of books -- how could any booklover resists this scene at JaxDog Cafe and Books in La Grande? Photo by: Laura Hancock, JaxDog Cafe and Books

Take a tour of Eastern Oregon bookstores

Booklovers itching to hit the road will find plenty to read – and sometimes coffee and friendly shop dogs – at 13 independent stores east of the Cascades.

This is your brain on art

Portland psychobiographer William Todd Schultz’s book “The Mind of the Artist” demystifies the driving forces behind creative inspiration.

Remembering forgotten women, onstage

A conversation with writer Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, whose choreopoem “In the Name of Forgotten Women” is debuting at CoHo.

"By the River" by John Singer Sargent

LitWatch March: A touch of springtime

This month brings a feminist book club, a look back at the Rajneeshees, plenty of author readings, and Oregon Book Award finalists

Langston Hughes, photograph by Jack Delano, 1942.

LitWatch: For the love of books

February brings us the love poems of Pablo Neruda, a celebration of Black History Month, and numerous virtual readings.

Parallax Art Center Fall Exhibit Pearl District Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Sleeping Beauty The Hult Center Eugene Oregon
White Bird Dance Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Architectural Heritage Center Black Domain Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Carmen Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre King of the Yees at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Third Angle OMSI Kendall Planetarium Portland Oregon
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Bolero Dance Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre Company Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Bag & Baggage Theater Productions The Vault Hillsboro Oregon
Literary Arts Pop-Up Magazine Arlene Schnitzer Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Concert Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Patricia Reser Center Beaverton Oregon
Broadway Rose The Evolution of Mann
Profile Theatre Chad Deity at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Literary Arts Portland Book Festival 2022 Portland Oregon Events
Portland State University College of the Arts
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