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Saturday, October 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00am
A Songwriter, a Novelist, and Some Poets Walk into a Bar...

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An engaging exploration of the intersections of lyrics and literature, song and stanza moderated by memoirist, Cheryl Strayed with novelist, Nicholson Baker, poet, Dara Wier, musician and lyricist, Nick Jaina and World Champion Slam Poet, Buddy Wakefield.

Moderators
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Cheryl Strayed

Bio:Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller WILD, the New York Times bestseller TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, and the novel TORCH. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production... Read More →

Writers
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Nicholson Baker

Bio:Nicholson Baker was born in New York City in 1957 and grew up in Rochester, New York, where he attended public schools. He played bassoon in high school and spent a year at the Eastman School of Music. “I bought a white bowtie and a set of tails and played briefly as... Read More →
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Buddy Wakefield

Bio:Buddy Wakefield of Kingston, WA is a Vipassana meditator, a three-time international spoken word champion, novice triathlete, author of three books of vulnerability for growth junkies, and one book about healthy backyard chicken-keeping practices, called HENHOUSE (based... Read More →
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Dara Wier

Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Massachusetts Cultural Council grants have supported Dara Wier's work, which has been awarded both the Poetry Center's Book of the Year Award (for REVERSE RAPTURE) and a Believer's reader's choice book award (for YOU GOOD THING); her... Read More →

Songwriters
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Nick Jaina

Bio:Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. He has released five albums on Hush Records, while also composing ballets, film and play soundtracks. His recent album, Primary Perception, was released in April on Fluff and Gravy Records. He has composed five... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00am
National Endowment for the Arts Stage OCC

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