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Expect the Unexpected: Surprising Journeys

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When:November 10, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Where:

Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage)
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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Sometimes life doesn’t work out quite the way you planned—thankfully! These fare stories of embracing the unknown and facing your fears—and maybe finding yourself somewhere you never expected. Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, charts his unlikely path to marathon runner in his “winning, smart, honest and affecting” The Incomplete Book of Running. Courtenay Hameister battles her anxiety by spending a year doing little things that scared her, from a sensory deprivation tank to a first date in the “hilarious and poignant” Okay Fine Whatever. Meaghan O’Connell finds her way through unexpected pregnancy and motherhood with humor and honesty in And Now We Have Everything, which Cheryl Strayed called “Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways.” Moderated by Fiona McCann of Portland Monthly.

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