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Sunday, October 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Short Story vs, the Novel

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Does size matter? What form best serves the story? Five acclaimed authors of novels and story collections compare and discuss the unique challenges and joys of each form.

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Dave Weich

Bio: | Dave Weich is the president of Sheepscot Creative, a marketing agency based in Portland. At Powell’s Books (1998-2009), Dave directed marketing and development efforts as online traffic increased from less than 1,000 unique visitors per day to averages of more than 90,000; he created a newsletter program that distributed 2.25 million opt-in emails per month, turning Powell’s into a national brand and one of Portland’s top... Read More →

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Tom Barbash

Bio: | Tom Barbash is the author of the award-winning novel, THE LAST GOOD CHANCE, and the nonfiction book, ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal, which was a New York Times bestseller. His stories and articles have been published in Tin House, McSweeney’s, VQR, and other publications, and have been performed on National Public Radio for their Selected Shorts Series. He... Read More →
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Alissa Nutting

Bio: | Alissa Nutting's debut novel, Tampa, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in July 2013. She is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone/Dzanc 2010), which won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction judged by Ben Marcus. Her fiction has or will appear in publications such as The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tin House, Bomb, and Conduit; her essays have appeared in Fence... Read More →
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Leni Zumas

Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection FAREWELL NAVIGATOR (Open City) and the novel THE LISTENERS (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award.  Her fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Open City, Salt Hill, New Orleans Review, New York Tyrant, Columbia, and other magazines.  She has received fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Lower Manhattan Cultural... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
McMenamins Stage OCC, Main Stage

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