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Pop-up: Jen Currin

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Jen Currin pops-up with the debut fiction collection, Hider/Seeker

Currin is paired with Soft Turning by Bonnie Bronson; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

Hider/Seeker is the debut fiction collection from award-winning poet Jen Currin. These stories are about addiction and meditation, relationships and almost-relationships, solitude and sexuality. They take place in cafes, in snowy woods, on city street corners, and at Zen retreats — where conversations happen in the margins of books and filthy shoes are treated with reverence. Ex-wives reunite only to be confronted with their past; an aunt believes she has made a heartbreaking discovery about her niece; a seemingly never-ending hysterical pregnancy becomes the talk of a cafe. These stories are always unflinchingly honest in their portrayal of relationships — in particular the relationships of the book’s lgbtq+ characters — as they navigate change, spirituality, and sex. Currin welcomes the reader into the complicated lives of her characters and invites them to stay.

Jen Currin

Jen Currin is the author of Hider/Seeker: Stories (Anvil Press, 2018), as well as four poetry collections, including The Inquisition Yours, winner of the 2011 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, and School, which was a finalist for three prizes. Jen lives on the unceded territories of the Qayqayt Nation (New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, BC), and teaches creative writing and English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Visit Jen online at jencurrin.com

In addition to their festival event, Jen Currin is teaching the following workshop: 

Writing and Mindfulness Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info HERE 
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