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Sunday, October 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
In Your Own Backyard -The Northwest Novel

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What does it mean to write fiction about the place where you live? How does the fictionalized version stand up to local scrutiny? Is there such a thing as a “Northwest” fictional sensibility? 

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Peter Donahue

Bio: | Peter Donahue is the author of the novels Madison House (Hawthorne Books), winner of the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, and Clara and Merritt (Wordcraft of Oregon), as well as the short story collection The Cornelius Arms (Missing Spoke Press). He is also co-editor of the anthologies Reading Seattle: The City in Prose and Reading Portland: The City in Prose, both published by the University of Washington Press... Read More →
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Tom Spanbauer

Dangerous Writers
Bio:Tom Spanbauer was born in Pocatello, Idaho.  He attended Catholic School and graduated from Highland High School.  He spent five years at Idaho State University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English with a major in German.  He spent two years in the US Peace Corps in Kenya.  In 1988 he received his MFA from Columbia University.  He started teaching Dangerous Writing at Portland State's summer Haystack Program in... Read More →
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Michael H Strelow

Bio:My 2005 novel, The Greening of Ben Brown, was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Novel Award of the Oregon Literary Arts.  This book is about water, ecology, love, a small town, and the strength of community.  Not incidentally, it's about a man who is turned green in an electrical accident, moves to a small town and affects everyone. (This greening really happened to man in western Pennsylvania in the 1950s).  Even the strangest characters in... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Comcast Stage OCC, D-138

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