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The Ties that Bind: Finding Home

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm PDT
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

How do the people who raised us and the places we came from shape us? How do we carry our family’s history with us in the present? How do we confront a shared past? Amy Kurzweil’s graphic memoir Flying Couch explores memory and the ways our families shape us through the stories of three generations of women in her family: her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, her mother, a psychologist, and her own coming of age as an artist. In Riverine, Angela Palm interrogates her rural hometown and a single event that changes the course of her life. The search for a lost dog unites a family and exposes the wounds of their past in Pauls Toutonghi’s Dog Gone. Moderated by Natalie Serber (Community Chest).

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Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil’s comics have appeared in The New Yorker and The Huffington Post. Her series GutterFACE is hosted by the literary webcast drDOCTOR. Her prose has appeared in The Toast, Hobart, Washington Square, and other publications. Amy has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from The New School. In 2013, she was the recipient of a Norman Mailer Fellowship. She teaches writing and comics at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Angela Palm

Angela Palm owns Ink + Lead Literary Services and is the editor of an anthology of Vermont writers, Please Do Not Remove. Her work has appeared in Paper DartsMidwestern GothicTampa Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Burlington, Vermont.
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