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Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra is the author of three collections: Everyone Remain CalmOnce I Was Cool, and The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, winner of the 2017 Book of the Year Award from the Chicago Review of Books. Her work appears in Best American Essays, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Believer, Poets & Writers, Tin House, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with 2nd Story, she has told stories for National Public Radio, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and theatres, festivals, and classrooms across the country. She teaches creative nonfiction at Northwestern University and weird, wonderful Zoom spaces in your living room.

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Saturday

Nov 11

Pop Up Events  

Pop-up: Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her most recent book of essays, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life.  Stielstra is paired with Untitled (Cloud Topped Mountain) by Percy Manser; found in the Northwest Art, floor 3, gallery 304. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In this

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Saturday

Nov 11

Questions, Interrogations, and Confessions: Making Life into Art

How do we create art from our own wounds and wonders? In their poetry, memoirs, and essays, these three writers reckon with personal trauma and healing. Kaveh Akbar (Calling a Wolf a Wolf), Melissa Febos (Abandon Me), and Megan Stielstra (The Wrong Way to Save Your Life) discuss life and art with moderator Marisa Siegel,

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