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Oregon Book Award Winners Announced

OPB | April 25, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Portland

A dazzling literary chronicle of one of America’s most haunting writers took the top prize for general non-fiction at this year’s Oregon Book Awards.

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Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

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2017 Oregon Book Awards: The Nonfiction Nominees

OPB | April 22, 2017 noon

In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII. 

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Portland Writers Group The Guttery Challenges Notion Of Solitary Writing

OPB | April 19, 2017 10:17 a.m.

It’s easy to imagine writers as solitary dreamers, spending hours writing up stories alone. But lots of great writers share their best work with trusted friends.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie

OPB | April 19, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Salman Rushdie shares humorous stories and deeper insights into his life and career after the publication of "The Satanic Verses." 

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Solange And Soul'd Out | Chuck Close In Pendleton | Wild Ones | Portland Art Museum

OPB | April 15, 2017 noon

This week's "State of Wonder" has great art, great soul and great authors, all wrapped up in phyllo dough and covered in honey.

Arts | Books | Family | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett

OPB | April 12, 2017 9 p.m.

Old friends, Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett, share an intimate conversation about their careers, craft, personal challenges and achievements.

Arts | Books | local | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Verselandia

OPB | April 5, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.

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Slaying Demons (And Cliches) With Best-Selling Portland Author Laini Taylor

OPB | April 1, 2017 11:39 a.m.

The “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” author releases “Strange the Dreamer” and talks about how fantasy allows us to explore topics like war and prejudice in new ways.

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Conor Oberst | Portland Japanese Garden Reopens | YA Stars Laini Taylor And Sunshine Girl | Blitzen Trapper's Rock Opera

OPB | April 1, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland Japanese Garden gets a huge expansion, two best-selling fantasy authors build worlds of magic and ghosts, Portland rockers' sci-fi musical, and more.