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Fact/Fiction with The Believer

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

WE ARE SORRY, BUT TERESE MARIE MAILHOT HAD TO CANCEL HER FESTIVAL APPEARANCE. THIS EVENT WILL GO FORWARD WITH TOMMY ORANGE AND SARA ORTIZ.

Join The Believer magazine as they host three micro-interviews at the Portland Book Festival. The first featurette gathers memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries, a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest; in conversation with Tommy Orange, author of critically acclaimed debut novel There There, which follows the struggles of Oakland Indians as their lives converge at a local powwow. 

Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Terese Marie Mailhot / CANCELED

Terese Marie Mailhot had to cancel her festival appearance this year. We are sorry for any disappointment. Terese Marie Mailhot graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an M.F.A. in fiction. Mailhot’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles TimesCarve MagazineThe OffingThe ToastYellow Medicine Review, and elsewhere. The recipient of several fellowships—SWAIA Discovery Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Writing by Writers Fellowship, and the Elk Writer’s Workshop Fellowship—she was recently named the Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University and resides in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her debut book is the memoir Heart Berries. Visit her online at teresemailhot.com.  Nicole will sign copies of her book at the Catapult / Counterpoint / Soft Skull Press booth in the exhibitor fair (1st floor, Portland Art Museum's Mark Building) from 11:00-11:30 a.m., and following her 1:45 p.m. event at the Brunish Theatre, and her 4:20 p.m. event at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Library.

In addition to her festival events, Terese Marie Mailhot is appearing in the following festival partner events:

Lit Crawl Portland -- Join us on a madcap literary adventure through the streets of downtown Portland! All events are free and open to the public, and culminate in the Tin House After Party. More info here.

Friday, November 9 6:00–6:45 p.m.: Land Acknowledgement Ceremony 8:00–8:45 p.m.: Our Words Are a Bridge: An Evening with The Rumpus, VIDA, and YesYes Books

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Tommy Orange

is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and currently lives in Angels Camp, California.
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