Literary Arts


The mission of Literary Arts is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 32-year history of serving Oregon's readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country's largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon's writers and independent publishers; Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland's public high schools; and Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival, which builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair, and more. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.

How Your Donation Helps

38.8% of your car donation will go toward helping Literary Arts Inc. with their project: Portland Arts and Lectures Series.

24.2% will go toward the project: Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival.

19.7% will go toward the project: Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships.



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Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1986

Your donations to Literary Arts Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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