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Pop-up: Katie Haegele

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Katie Haegele pops-up with her new book of essays, Cats I’ve Known.

Haegele is paired with Adèle de la Lanceau by Seymour Joseph Guy; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele’s life, or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia’s streets, alleys, houses, apartments, and bookstores.

Through Haegele’s sharp, wise, and at times hilarious gaze, we see cats for what they truly are: minor deities that mostly ignore the human foibles being played out around them. They accept our offerings with equanimity and occasionally bestow some nice thing on us. Haegele, author of White Elephants and Slip of the Tongue, has a unique and compelling sensibility, and it’s a treat to see the world through her eyes as she shows us all the meanness, weirdness, and vulnerability of humans, against an ever-shifting backdrop of the cats we often take for granted, and who ignore us all democratically in return.

Katie Haegele

Katie Haegele is a writer, editor, and longtime zine maker. She is the author of three books: the memoir White Elephants, the essay collection Slip of the Tongue, and Cats I’ve Known, an illustrated collection of stories about cats. For several years she reviewed books for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and her critical and personal essays have appeared in many other publications, including the Utne Reader, The Believer Logger, Bitch magazine, and The Millions. She lives in Philadelphia, where she works for a linguistics research lab and hosts readings and shows at the East Falls Zine Reading Room. Visit her online at thelalatheory.com
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