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In Conversation: Literature and Music

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

A very special collaboration with the Oregon Symphony, whose musicians will play music featured in Aja Gabel’s novel The Ensemble, which centers on the intertwined lives of the four members of the Van Ness Quartet, and discuss music and writing with OPB’s April Baer, host of State of Wonder.

Aja Gabel

Aja Gabel's writing has appeared in BOMB, The Kenyon ReviewGlimmer Train, and elsewhere. Her debut novel is The Ensemble. A former cellist, she earned her B.A. at Wesleyan University, her MFA at the University of Virginia and has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Aja has been the recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Literary Arts in Oregon, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where she was a fellow in fiction. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at ajagabel.com
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April Baer

April Baer hosts the weekly radio arts show, "State of Wonder," at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering how art is made and consumed. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter and was the local host of "Morning Edition" at OPB. Before coming to OPB in 2004, she worked as a studio engineer, host, reporter and occasional music host at several stations in Ohio. She earned a degree in communications from Ohio State University. April grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Portland.
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