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Portland Arts & Lectures: Jacqueline Woodson

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time. The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming and the New York Times bestselling novel Another Brooklyn, will close the season on April 4. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jacqueline Woodson is a 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming. Her most recent work is the New York Times bestselling novel Another Brooklyn, which was a 2016 National Book Award finalist and Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty years. Of it, the Washington Post said: “Woodson manages to remember what…

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Jennifer Egan

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time. The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, will join us on February 21. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jennifer Egan is the author of Manhattan Beach, the Pulitzer Prize–winning A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in the New York Times…

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Portland Arts & Lectures: Tayari Jones

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time. The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection; Leaving Atlanta; The Untelling; and Silver Sparrow will lecture on January 17. ABOUT THE SPEAKER  Tayari Jones is the author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection; Leaving Atlanta; The Untelling; and Silver Sparrow. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, the New York Times, and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award…

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Tara Westover

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time. Subscriptions to the five-part series are available at literary-arts.org, starting at $90. Tara Westover, whose first book, Educated: A Memoir, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, visits Portland on December 4. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Tara Westover was born in Idaho in 1986. She received her BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in…

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