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OPB’s Female Power Hour

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Join OPB for Female Power for all ages! Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton present The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, interviewed by OPB’s Julie Sabatier; Amber Keyser on The V-Word: Stories of First-Time Sex, interviewed by OPB’s Allison Frost; and Ruby McConnell with A Woman’s Guide to the Wild, interviewed by OPB’s Amelia Templeton.

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Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times best-selling illustrator whose books include Pen & Ink, Lost Cat, Meanwhile In San Francisco, and The Gutsy Girl. Her work has appeared in places such as The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Lucky Peach. She lives in San Francisco.
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Caroline Paul

Caroline Paul is the author of Fighting Fire and East Wind, Rain. In 2013, her third book, Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology, was published. It was named a Best Book by Jezebel and Brainpickings. It has also been optioned for film. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, published in 2016, is a rally cry for girl power. Part memoir, part how-to outdoors guide, it offers life lessons through adventure stories. It’s Lean In for middle grade girls, set not in the workplace but on bicycles, tree branches, sea kayaks, and cliff edges.
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Ruby McConnell

Ruby McConnell is a writer, dancer, and geologist, and the author of Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life. A 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient, her published works include professional geologic papers, personal essays, dance reviews, short stories, and her blog, Girl Gone Wild. Her work has appeared in Misadventures magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Fungi magazine, among others.
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Julie Sabatier

Julie Sabatier is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

Julie joined the Think Out Loud team in 2008. She was also the creator and host of the public radio show and podcast Rendered until the show retired in 2015. Julie previously worked as the staff writer for Just Out, reported for Willamette Week, served as podcast producer for Bitch Magazine, and produced stories for The Splendid Table, NPR, and 99% Invisible. Julie graduated from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Allison Frost

Allison Frost is the senior producer and occasional host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud. She's worn a variety of hats at OPB, including announcer, web producer, host, managing editor, and senior producer. Before OPB, she led a local community radio station in Fresno, California, tutored English, and sold books. Allison holds a degree in speech communication from California State University, Fresno, and a masters in journalism and communication from the University of Oregon. She likes to play with and blog about her two young children in and around Portland, where she and her husband make their home.
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Amelia Templeton

Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering city hall, justice, and local news. She was previously a reporter for EarthFix, an award-winning public media project covering the environment in the Northwest. She coproduced the Oregon Field Guide and online special "Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood’s Secret World." Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. Amelia has also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, American Public Media's Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C. She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College. Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.
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