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Portland-based writer Ivonne Saed shares selections from her novel, Triple crónica de un nombre, in this reading filmed at the Portland Art Museum. Saed shares sections in the original Spanish, while her English translator, Allison deFreese, shares the translated text and dives deeper into the translation process.
The pop-up readings are a partnership between the Portland Book Festival and the Portland Art Museum where Festival authors are thematically paired with artworks in the Museum. A celebration of creatives, the pop-ups highlight the intersections of visual art and the written word. For this pop-up reading, Saed and deFreese were paired with Subok Screen in PAM’s Korean Art collection. This work is embroidered silk screens that show the Chinese characters for “longevity” and “good fortune” translated in various different scripts.