This is a past event. Thursday, January 17 at 7:30pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
This event is part of the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, presented by Literary Arts, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists and journalists whose award-winning works cover the most compelling issues of our time.
Tayari Jones is the author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection; Leaving Atlanta; The Untelling; and Silver Sparrow. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, the New York Times and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, an United States Artist Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and a Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Michael Chabon said: “Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.”