Kwame Alexander, author of "Why Father's Cry at Night : A Memoir in Love Poems, Letters, Recipes, and Remembrances"

The Archive Project - Kwame Alexander and Gregory Gourdet

Kwame Alexander discusses fatherhood, food, the power of connection, and his memoir in this moving conversation with chef Gregory Gourdet.

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The Archive Project - Ellen Hagan & Sabina Khan

These best-selling YA authors discuss their recent books, community & culture, climate change, and how they convey hope through their works.

The Archive Project - Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat shares an intimate picture of her family, Haitian culture, and her career as a writer during this Portland Arts & Lectures event.

The Archive Project - Ada Limón

Ada Limón, the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, visited Portland for this Portland Arts & Lectures event.

The Archive Project - Verselandia! 2022

Highlights from the 2022 Verselandia! youth slam poetry competition, featuring live performances from Portland-area students.

The Archive Project - Jane Smiley

In this talk from 1991—a mere year before her Pulitzer Prize win—novelist Jane Smiley discusses the relationship between writing and motherhood.


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