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Pop-up: Why There Are Words PDX presents Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, & Jennifer Perrine

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

Local authors Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, and Jennifer Perrine join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Why There Are Words PDX

This group is paired with Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; 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.


Why There Are Words PDX, a literary reading series, takes place quarterly on third Sundays at Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland.

Brian Benson

Brian Benson is a writer and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. His first book, Going Somewhere (Plume, 2014), was a Powell’s New Favorite and frequent mention on “best of” travel-writing lists. Brian teaches creative nonfiction at Portland’s Attic Institute and facilitates free Write Around Portland workshops in prisons, schools, and affordable housing. He is at work on his second book.
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Margaret Malone

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You (Atelier26), which was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize, and selected as a best book of 2015 by Powell’s Books, The OregonianThe Portland Mercury, and elsewhere. She is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE.
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Jennifer Perrine

Jennifer Perrine is the author of three books of poetry: No Confession, No Mass (winner of the Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize); In the Human Zoo; and The Body Is No Machine. A fourth book, Again, is forthcoming from Airlie Press in 2020. Jennifer’s recent poetry and fiction appear in RattleSalt HillArc Poetry MagazinePleiadesCrazyhorse, and Valparaiso Fiction Review, as well as in Broadsided Press’ special folio, “Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture.” Jennifer is a recipient of the 2019 Oregon Poetry Community Fellowship from Literary Arts. Formerly a professor of creative writing and gender studies at Drake University in Iowa, they are currently the Program Director for College Possible Oregon.
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