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Portland Arts & Lectures’ 39th season, presented by Literary Arts, will welcome some of the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to speak to our community in the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this fall. Presented over five nights from September through April, these diverse, world-renowned writers and thinkers will give original talks on contemporary culture through the lens of their artistic practice.

A subscription (starting at $110) will get you access to the full lineup, which includes:

  • Zadie Smith: critically acclaimed fiction writer, essayist, and playwright
  • Mary Beard: a classicist and the author of many books on the ancient world
  • David Grann: a bestselling nonfiction author and New Yorker staff writer
  • Charles Yu: National Book Award winner
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil: an award-winning poet and author of the bestselling “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments”

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