Portland Arts & Lectures brings the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to our community.

In addition to live lectures that are also broadcast statewide on The Archive Project on OPB radio, the program connects renowned authors with readers and writers of all ages through classroom visits and writing workshops.

EPIC's eBook Competition is open!

Please read the rules carefully before entering. Consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information before sending questions to the Competitions Chair. Get your questions answered before you complete the form. Changes will not be made.

Eligibility and Rules

Entries will be accepted from June 1, 2016 to July 15, 2016.

Entry Fee: $25 for EPIC members, $35 for non members.

Start time is Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) central time. Held quarterly and limited to 500 entrants. Don't miss out on the ultimate source for creative stress...and tons of fun! More than 85 prizes! (When you purchase this, you'll download a PDF file of the guidelines. There is also a link to them in the email receipt.

By Katherine MK Mitchell

Does cursing have value in the world of literature or in life? Is there “good cursing” and “bad cursing”?

The use of language has beauty and purpose. If you’re angry, you curse, you scream, you punch.

I have known for a long, long time (because I’m very, very old) that children are a lot smarter than many give them credit for. I believe they see things below the surface that cannot be seen by the “mature” mind of an adult. They “cut to the chase” and strip away the fabric to understand the individual stitch. In other words, they simplify the complex to get to the heart of things.

Movement Publishing is a university editing and publishing class production. We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and short stories with a journey theme. You will retain all rights; we only need first publication permission to be included.

CaSondra Poulsen

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Have a nice week ahead!