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Reading the Body: Poetry, Dance & Recovery

Join Bellevue Literary Review and  The Paige Fraser Foundation for an exploration of ‘Recovery’ through dance and poetry.  Four…

The Center for Fiction and BLR Present Abraham Verghese on The Covenant of Water

See author Abraham Verghese read from his latest novel, The Covenant of Water, and discuss the…

(Serious) Fun with the UnLonely Film Festival

BLR editor Danielle Ofri will be joined by Jeremy Nobel, founder and president of the Foundation for Art and Healing to screen…

BLR Spring 2023 Reading: Winning Words

Meet the writers and editors behind BLR’s Issue 44, our latest contest issue featuring the winners…

2024 BLR Literary Prizes

 Submit your best poetry, fiction and nonfiction from March 1 to July 15. $1000 prize.

BLR BookTalk with Marie Myung-Ok Lee

The Evening Hero is a beautiful, lush, moving story of family, of Korean and American history, of the legacy of war, and of the trauma of displacement.

BLR BookTalk with Sarah Ruhl

“Ten years ago, my smile walked off my face, and wandered out in the world. This is the story of my asking it to come back. This is a story of how I learned to make my way when my body stopped obeying my heart.”

BLR BookTalk with Jasmine Brown

Black women physicians’ stories have gone untold for far too long, leaving gaping holes in American medical history, in women’s history, and in black history. It’s time to set the record straight.

2023 BLR Prize Winners

Meet the Winners and Honorable Mentions of the 2023 BLR Literary Prizes.