The Archive Project - Rumaan Alam and Jonathan Lethem

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Rumaan Alam and Jonathan Lethem discuss their recent apocalyptic novels in this conversation from the 2020 Portland Book Festival.

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The Archive Project - Joy Harjo with Anis Mojgani

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Joy Harjo discusses her recent projects as US Poet Laureate, plus crafting poetry and the importance of art, in this talk and conversation with Anis Mojgani.


The Archive Project - Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel discusses exercise, nature, creativity, and her graphic memoir "The Secret to Superhuman Strength" in this conversation with Cheryl Strayed.

The Archive Project - 2021 Oregon Book Awards

This special episode features the announcement of the 2021 Oregon Book Award winners, with hosts Elena Passarello and Omar El Akkad.

The Archive Project — Artists Repertory Theatre

A special episode looking back on a year of Portland-based Artists Repertory Theatre’s innovative programming through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Archive Project - Verselandia! 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Verselandia! youth slam poetry competition, including live performances and interviews with Portland students.

The Archive Project - Adrienne Rich

In this event from 2006, prolific poet, essayist, and influential public figure Adrienne Rich shares poems and musings with a Portland audience.

The Archive Project - Seamus Heaney

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," acclaimed Irish poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney shares poems spanning more than four decades of his work in this talk from 2002.

The Archive Project - Protocol

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," a collaboration with Portland Center Stage to celebrate the Afro-futurist sci-fi audio thriller "Protocol," and explore the present and future of theatre.


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