The Archive Project - Nikky Finney

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney gives a powerful performance of her poetry and explains her drive to speak truth beautifully.

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The Archive Project - Cornelius Eady

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features Cornelius Eady's talk from a Portland Arts & Lectures event in 2002, hosted by Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon.


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Tommy Orange

The Archive Project - Tommy Orange - There There

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Tommy Orange shares his non-linear journey to becoming a writer and the inspiration behind his award-winning debut novel, "There There."


The Archive Project - Terrence McNally

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember renowned playwright Terrence McNally who died of complications from COVID-19 in March 2020. In this talk, McNally discusses his career in theatre and the crucial artistic inspiration and support he received along the way.   


Susan Orlean

The Archive Project - Susan Orlean

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," journalist and bestselling author, Susan Orlean, talks about what topics spark her interest and her process of writing "The Library Book."


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The Archive Project - Lit Crawl 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we listen to highlights from select events at Portland’s 2019 Lit Crawl, featuring poetry and fiction readings shared by a collection of voices.  


The Archive Project - Min Jin Lee

On this episode of "Literary Art: The Archive Project," novelist Min Jin Lee speaks on her writing craft and personal journey to publishing the best-sellers "Pachinko" and "Free Food for Millionaires."  



The Archive Project - V.S. Naipaul

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Nobel Prize-winning author, V. S. Naipaul, shares and contextualizes selections from India: A Million Mutinies Now in this event from 1991. 


Jericho Brown, Malcolm Tariq, Diannely Antigua

The Archive Project - Dangerous Love

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Diannely Antigua, Jericho Brown, and Malcolm Tariq discuss the power of poetry and the individual experience at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.


The Archive Project - Elaine May

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," esteemed actor, comedian, director, playwright, and screenwriter, Elaine May, shares insights on the art of writing comedy in this talk from 1997. 

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Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a co-production of Literary Arts and OPB. Literary Arts’ Executive Director, Andrew Proctor, is your host for The Archive Project. Connect with him at la@literary-arts.org.