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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.


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.


A Bittersweet Moment For Black Bookstore Owners

As Black booksellers race to meet increased demand for books about race and justice, many are dealing with complicated, sometimes painful feelings about what the new business means.


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.   



15 Books To Find And Start Right Now

We've thrown in a brief (sometimes abstract) synopsis, page length, fun facts and even queried some of OPB's familiar contributors to help curate your new reading splendor.



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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