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From ___ with Love: The City as Character

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

The setting is so often a vital character in the stories we tell. In Brian Doyle’s novel Chicago, a young man explores life in the big city; Monica Drake’s The Folly of Loving Life: Stories centers on sisters and a changing Portland; and Shawn Levy transports us to 1950s Rome in Dolce Vita Confidential. Moderated by Fiona McCann of Portland Monthly.

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Monica Drake

Monica Drake is the author of the award-winning indie novel, Clown Girl, as well as The Stud Book, and most recently, The Folly of Loving Life. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Oregon Humanities, Beloit Fiction Journal, and other publications as well as anthologies. She currently teaches at the Pacific NW College of Art, where she designed and launched the BFA in Writing. Coolest detail ever: Chuck Palahniuk recently revealed that Monica Drake was the inspiration for the character of Marla in Fight Club, one of the hottest, most biting female characters in recent lit.
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Shawn Levy

Shawn Levy is a former film critic for The Oregonian and the best-selling author of Rat Pack Confidential and Paul Newman: A Life. He reviews movies for KGW-TV and lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Fiona McCann

Fiona McCann is Senior Editor at Portland Monthly. She’s been writing about arts and culture for 20 years, in Portland, Argentina, and Ireland. 
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Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, and the author of twenty books of essays, fiction, poems, and nonfiction, among them the novels Mink River, The Plover, and Martin Marten. Honors for his work include the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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