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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.

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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 company, Pacific Standard. WILD was selected as the winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Indie Choice Award, an Oregon Book Award, a... Read More →

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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 fourth bassoon in the Rochester Philharmonic,” he says.  “I tried and failed to become a composer.”  He transferred to Haverford... 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 on Penthouse, but for chickens, and their lovers). In the spring of 2001 he left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA... Read More →
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Dara Wier

Bio: | Dara Wier is from New Orleans, Louisiana; she's lived in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missisippi, Alabama, Georgia, Montana, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. | Now she's in Amherst, Massachusetts at Flying Object and at the University of Massachusetts | Facebook | | | You Good Thing | | Dara Wier's loose sonnets insist on a living language in the face of death, cycling and vibrant as the water that runs through them... Read More →

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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 ballets with the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. Their premiere performance was in... Read More →

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

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