Tagged: Literature

Incoming And Outgoing Oregon Poet Laureates

OPB |May 29, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Peter Sears and Paulann Petersen talk about their own experiences and reflect on the past and future of the Oregon poet laureate.

Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

OPB |April 08, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford

OPB |Dec. 24, 2013 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk to some of the student poets whose work appears in the new anthology inspired by the writing of Oregon's former poet laureate.

Ann Patchett Talks About Writing And Life

OPB |Nov. 21, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Ann Patchett, the author of many award-winning novels, joins us to discuss her latest nonfiction book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Reserve your free tickets here.

The Authors Road: Chronicling America's Writers

OPB |Oct. 28, 2013 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: Portland-based couple George Mason and Salli Slaughter have been travelling across the country in an RV creating an archive of interviews with influential American writers.

Malcolm Gladwell Talks About Sports And "David And Goliath"

OPB |Oct. 11, 2013 12:25 p.m.

In his new book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell dismantles conventional thinking on topics ranging from education to criminal sentencing to basketball strategy.

Salman Rushdie's Years As Joseph Anton

OPB |Oct. 08, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton documents his life during the years the Ayatollah of Iran had issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.

Stephanie Lenox And The Poetry of Voice

May 06, 2013 12:30 p.m.

The poet Stephanie Lenox joins us to talk about channeling the voices of other people, and telling her own stories, in her collection Congress of Strange People.

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

May 01, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 

Culture Club

Aug. 16, 2012 12:45 p.m.

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Pauls Toutonghi: Into Egypt

July 17, 2012 9:35 a.m.

In his new novel Evel Knievel Days, Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi maps the physical and emotional distances from Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt.

Oregon Book Awards

April 23, 2012 9:45 a.m.

The winners of the Oregon Book Awards will be announced Monday night.

Cheryl Strayed

March 16, 2012 9:06 a.m.

Portland author Cheryl Strayed's new memoir chronicles her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail at a critical time in her early twenties.

Blueprints of the Afterlife

Jan. 24, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Sentient icebergs, a biological internet, and a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound all play a role in Ryan Boudinot's rollicking, post-apocalyptic novel Blueprints of the Afterlife.

Ismet Prcic

Dec. 27, 2011 9:06 a.m.

We spoke with Ismet Prcic earlier this year about his fascinating book, Shards. It was among our favorite author interviews this year, so we're bringing it back as part of our week of holiday rebroadcasts.

Ismet Prcic's "Shards"

Oct. 19, 2011 9:25 a.m.

The Bosnian-born Portlander Ismet Prcic joins us to talk about his first novel, Shards.

Rebroadcast: 'The Oregon Experiment'

Sept. 02, 2011 9:06 a.m.

If you missed our conversation with the author of The Oregon Experiment, here's your chance to hear it again!

Keith Scribner and 'The Oregon Experiment'

July 04, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Corvallis author Keith Scribner joins us to talk about his latest book The Oregon Experiment.

Live from Enterprise: Fishtrap

July 21, 2010 9 a.m.

Eastern Oregon authors Bette Husted and Pamela Steele on place, class, teaching, and the Fishtrap writers gathering.

Getting Personal in Public

Feb. 25, 2010 9 a.m.

What motivates people to share personal stories in public — whether online, on stage, or in writing?

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