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On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning poet, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine discusses the nature of race in America as it relates to our current political climate and America’s racial legacy.

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The Archive Project - Claudia Rankine

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning poet, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine discusses the nature of race in America as it relates to our current political climate and America’s racial legacy.

The Archive Project - Sloane Crosley with Chuck Klosterman

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features New York Times bestselling author, Sloane Crosley, in conversation with fellow nonfiction favorite Chuck Klosterman, discussing life, career, and the ethics of writing nonfiction.

The Archive Project - Viet Thanh Nguyen

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Sympathizer" and discusses his experiences growing up as a Vietnamese American refugee in post-war America.

The Archive Project - Remembering Philip Roth

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," rebroadcast from March 2018, honors literary legend Philip Roth, who passed away last night (May 22, 2018) at the age of 85. Full of the poignancy and emotional insight that invested and entranced so many readers, this reading gives us a glimpse at the master himself just on the cusp of his major critical and artistic renaissance.

The Archive Project - Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon and Zan Romanoff

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," authors Jenny Han, Sandhya Menon, and Zan Romanoff in conversation with Brendan Kiely at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival 2017.

The Archive Project - Michael Ondaatje 2018

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," award-winning novelist, poet, journalist, and film editor Michael Ondaatje reads from several of his poems, spanning both decades and continents as he takes us on a meandering journey through his career as poet.

The Archive Project - Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos and Megan Stielstra

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," authors Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos, and Megan Stielstra discuss life, trauma, and art with moderator Marisa Siegel, editor-in-chief of The Rumpus, at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival 2017.

The Archive Project - Ruth Reichl 2018

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," acclaimed chef and food writer Ruth Reichl discusses the highlights of her career as a food writer, including how she got her start, her current work, and some of the lessons she has learned along the way.

The Archive Project - Verselandia 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2017 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.

The Archive Project - Mohsin Hamid - Exit West

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features author Mohsin Hamid speaking at the culminating lecture event in the Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads program.

The Archive Project - Lit Crawl Portland 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2018

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features highlights from Lit Crawl Portland 2017. Authors featured in this episode include poets Nabila Lovelace, Alyssa Ogi, Danez Smith, and Mahogany Browne; Oregon Book Award finalist Elena Passarello; and Deb Olin Unferth and Elizabeth Haidle, co-authors of the graphic novel I, Parrot.

The Archive Project - Maile Meloy & Claire Messud

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features authors Maile Meloy and Claire Messud in conversation at 2017’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie "The Ground Beneath Her Feet"

OPB | Broadcast: March 21, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," author Salman Rushdie reads from and discusses his 1999 novel, "The Ground Beneath Her Feet."

The Archive Project - Doree Shafrir and Ellen Ullman

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features authors and digital commentators Doree Shafrir and Ellen Ullman in conversation at 2017’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival. This discussion takes a hard look at what it means to be a woman in tech, both past and present.

The Archive Project - Philip Roth

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts:The Archive Project," features author Philip Roth and gives us a glimpse at the master himself just on the cusp of a major critical and artistic renaissance.

The Archive Project - Omar El Akkad, Bejamin Percy, Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2018

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features authors Omar El Akkad, Benjamin Percy, and Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation at 2017's Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival.

The Archive Project - Jesmyn Ward

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 21, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward gives us an intimate look at the experiences that drive and define her work.

The Archive Project - Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 14, 2018

Tonight on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poets Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, and Danez Smith joined us at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss race, poetry, and the intersection of the two in their work. 

The Archive Project - Lawrence Wright

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 7, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," journalist Lawrence Wright delves into the controversial religion of Scientology, the topic of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Going Clear."

The Archive Project - Ursula Le Guin & Margaret Atwood

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2018

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember Ursula K Le Guin who died last week at the age of 88. We look back at a conversation between Le Guin and her longtime friend and writer, Margaret Atwood. They share an open conversation about their writing processes. 


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