Literary Arts sponsors five major programs: Portland Arts & Lectures, which presents an annual lecture series featuring some of the world's most highly acclaimed poets, novelists, playwrights, and journalists; the Youth Programs of Literary Arts, which inspire public high school students to write, revise, edit, publish, and perform their own creative writing; the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships, which honor the state's finest accomplishments by Oregon writers of any genre; the Delve Readers Seminars, composed of 16 participants who have completed designated reading in advance and discuss the texts in informal atmospheres with an experienced scholar; and Wordstock, Portland's annual literary festival.