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Pop-up: Sallie Tisdale

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 11:45 am - 12:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Sallie Tisdale pops-up with her latest book, Advice for Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them).

Tisdale is paired with Requiem for a Ponderosa Pine by Anne Appleby; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Former NEA fellow and Pushcart Prize-winning writer Sallie Tisdale offers a lyrical, thought-provoking, yet practical perspective on death and dying in Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them). Informed by her many years working as a nurse, with more than a decade in palliative care, Tisdale provides a frank, direct, and compassionate meditation on the inevitable.

From the sublime (the faint sound of Mozart as you take your last breath) to the ridiculous (lessons on how to close the sagging jaw of a corpse), Tisdale leads the reader through the peaks and troughs of death with a calm, wise, and humorous hand. Advice for Future Corpses is more than a how-to manual or a spiritual bible: it is a graceful compilation of honest and intimate anecdotes based on the deaths Tisdale has witnessed in her work and life, as well as stories from cultures, traditions, and literature around the world.

Sallie Tisdale

Sallie Tisdale is the author of several books, including Advice for Future CorpsesTalk Dirty to Me, Stepping Westward, and Women of the Way. She has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship, the James Phelan Literary Award, and was a Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Distinguished Writer of the Year. Her work has appeared in Harper’sThe New Yorker, Threepenny Review, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, and Tricycle. Visit her online at sallietisdale.com

In addition to her festival event, Sallie Tisdale is appearing in the following festival partner events:

Lit Crawl Portland -- Join us on a madcap literary adventure through the streets of downtown Portland! All events are free and open to the public, and culminate in the Tin House After Party. More info here.

Friday, November 9, 8:00-8:45 p.m.: The Ladies' Aid Society Death Brigade

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