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The Archive Project - Feb. 25, 2015

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 17 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat. Mere months after the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Danticat discussed the role of artists in the face of tragedy.

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The Archive Project - Feb. 18, 2015

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 16 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Toni Morrison. She discusses how her work—specifically in her novels Beloved and Jazz—examines the evolution of racial self-regard in African Americans.

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The Archive Project - Feb. 11, 2015

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 15 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edward P. Jones. Tonight he discusses the role of imagination in writing historical fiction and how truth transcends facts.

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The Archive Project - Feb. 4, 2015

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 14 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney. She gives a powerful performance of her poetry and explains her drive to speak truth beautifully.

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The Archive Project - Jan. 28, 2015

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 13 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features travel writer Paul Theroux. In one of the earliest recordings of Portland Arts & Lectures, Theroux discusses travel writing, both abroad and within the self.

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The Archive Project - Jan. 21, 2015

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 11 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Christopher Hitchens. With his signature humor and intellect, Hitchens challenges his audience to consider the themes of his bestseller God is Not Great.

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The Archive Project - Jan. 14, 2015

OPB | Jan. 14, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 11 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Frank McCourt. In a humorous lecture filled with personal anecdotes, McCourt discusses his Catholic upbringing and his teaching career.

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The Archive Project - Jan. 7, 2015

OPB | Jan. 7, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 10 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author Elizabeth Strout. In her lecture “Why I think fiction matters,” Strout explores how reading magnifies our understanding of the human experience. 

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The Archive Project - Dec. 10, 2014

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Episode 9 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features author, A.L. Kennedy. In a self-deprecating talk peppered with excerpts from her favorite authors, Kennedy brings listeners along her journey to becoming a professional writer.

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The Archive Project - Dec. 3, 2014

OPB | Dec. 2, 2014 11:25 a.m.

Episode 8 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features a talk by the late Saul Bellow. Bellow examines boyhood, nostalgia, the importance of the arts, and the “privileged communication” of the novel.