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The Archive Project - DeRay Mckesson


Internationally recognized civil rights leader DeRay Mckesson joins Literary Arts in Portland to celebrate his forthcoming book, "On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope" (publication date September 4).

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The Archive Project - David Wolman & Julian Smith

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Wolman and Julian Smith discuss their book, "Aloha Rodeo," which spotlights Hawaiian cowboys and a hidden gem from Western America’s history.

The Archive Project - Literary Arts' Poets on Broadway

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poets Shayla Lawson, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Jane Wong perform poems and discuss their work, from Literary Arts’ Poets on Broadway series.

The Archive Project - Joan Didion

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Joan Didion reads from her book "Political Fictions" that focus on her experience observing and participating in the American political process.

The Archive Project - Marissa Meyer and Tochi Onyebuchi

OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," a discussion between Young Adult authors Marissa Meyer and Tochi Onyebuchi at the 2018 Portland Book Festival, moderated by Alicia Tate. 

The Archive Project - Amos Oz

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," novelist, journalist, and intellectual Amos Oz discusses Israeli literature, Hebrew, the Holocaust, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 

The Archive Project - Jacqueline Woodson

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Jacqueline Woodson, acclaimed author of more than two dozen award-winning books for children and young adults, discusses writing and her career.

The Archive Project - Al Gore

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2019

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore discusses climate change as a matter of highest priority for the United States.

The Archive Project - Jesmyn Ward and Mitchell Jackson

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and Whiting Award recipient Mitchell Jackson in conversation at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, sponsored by Literary Arts and Lyceum Agency.

The Archive Project - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of "Americanah" and "We Should All Be Feminists," discusses her journey as an author, from her childhood in Nigeria to the present-day. 

The Archive Project - Barry Lopez

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2019

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez discusses his new book Horizon, during the launch event in Portland, Oregon.

The Archive Project - Verselandia 2018

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2019

Students who participated in the 2018 Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience, emceed by poet Anis Mojgani.

The Archive Project - W.S Merwin

OPB | Broadcast: March 20, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember acclaimed, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, W.S. Merwin who died last Friday, March 15, 2019.

The Archive Project - Jennifer Egan

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Jennifer Egan discusses her process for researching her most recent novel Manhattan Beach and the many inspiring people and places she discovered along the way.

The Archive Project - The Believer

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2019

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features three conversations conducted by The Believer magazine at Portland Book Festival 2018.

The Archive Project - Ron Chernow

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ron Chernow discusses the life of a biographer, including re-casting familiar historical figures in a new light and a secret bias against those more elusive figures.

The Archive Project - Lit Crawl 2018

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2019

This special episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features highlights from Lit Crawl Portland 2018.

The Archive Project - Martín Espada

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet and social justice advocate, Martín Espada, discusses his then most recent collection, "A Mayan Astronomer in Hell’s Kitchen".

The Archive Project - Tayari Jones

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", author Tayari Jones discusses her newest novel "An American Marriage", an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well her complex journey to literary success.

The Archive Project - Barbara Kingsolver

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2019

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Barbara Kingsolver, author of the bestselling novel "The Poisonwood Bible" and "Animal Dreams", discusses her then most recent novel "Flight Behavior" as well as her career up to that point.

The Archive Project - John Updike

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2019

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features the 1988 appearance by John Updike as reads from various works, including poems and an essay, and discusses his then 35-year career in this rare recording.


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