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The Archive Project - Abdulrazak Gurnah

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah speaks about his native Zanzibar and how his upbringing has shaped his writing career.

The Archive Project - Come Fly the World & Matrix

Feminist themes at the 2021 Portland Book Fest with Julia Cooke exploring the history of Pan Am, and Lauren Groff sharing her revisionist historical novel, "Matrix."

The Archive Project - Richard Powers

Novelist Richard Powers gets personal with this lecture that recalls how his life experiences have shaped him as a writer.

The Archive Project - Verselandia! 2021

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we feature some of the incredible slam poets who performed as part of Verselandia!—the annual, city-wide youth poetry slam championship event, presented by Literary Arts—in 2021.


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