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Pop-up: Liz Scott

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Liz Scott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her memoir, This Never Happened

Scott is paired with the artwork Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Like an archaeological dig, Liz Scott’s memoir This Never Happened goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. In her relentless quest to uncover the truth, she mines photographs and letters, leaving no one, including herself, unexamined. This is a spare work… alternatively heartbreaking and darkly comic. In the end, it is about the struggle to clear away pain to make room for compassion, and the challenge of making peace with questions that will never be answered.

Liz Scott

Liz Scott has been a practicing psychologist for 40 years, helping clients to identify life themes and make sense of the puzzle of their lives. She has brought this focus to her writing in the last fifteen years, first as a short story writer and most recently in her memoir, This Never Happened. Originally from New York City, she currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 
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