Art and Conversation: A Look at the Novel, Luster with Raven Leilani

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am
Zoom webinar

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For this month’s Art and Conversation, we are very excited to welcome and host author Raven Leilani for a reading and Q&A discussion of her book, Luster.  Featured in this year’s Literary Arts Portland Book Festival, Leilani’s book follows Edie, a young artist, as she navigates “the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics…”.  Raven Leilani’s work has been published in Granta, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. Leilani received her MFA from NYU and was an Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Luster is her first novel.”


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.