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Live Wire Radio at PBF: 99% Invisible & Shayla Lawson

Fri, November 13 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
Livestream at PDXBookFest.org
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Join Live Wire Radio’s Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello for a Portland Book Festival edition! Featuring interviews with Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt, hosts of the 99% Invisible podcast and authors of The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Everyday Design; and with Shayla Lawson, poet and author of the new essay collection, This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope.


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Shayla Lawson

Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean—and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Purchase this is Major from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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Roman Mars

Roman Mars is creator and host of 99% Invisible, the wildly popular podcast exploring architecture and design, for which he produced the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a podcast in Kickstarter history. Fast Company named Mars one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013 and he was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. His book is The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, co-written with Kurt Kohlstedt. 


Purchase The 99% Invisible City from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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Kurt Kohlstedt

Kurt Kohlstedt is the digital director and producer of 99% Invisible. Before joining the show, he founded a series of successful online magazines on cities and design, starting with WebUrbanist in 2007. He holds a graduate degree in architecture from the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. His book is The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, co-written with Roman Mars.


Purchase The 99% Invisible City from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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