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Lost & Found: Fiction on the Threshold

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 from 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

In these four daring new novels, characters are searching for mythical objects, lost in time or place, and going on wild goose chases trying to escape themselves and their everyday realities. Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Sloane Crosley (The Clasp), Katherine Taylor (Valley Fever), and Vendela Vida (The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty) on their lost characters and what it might mean to be found. Moderated by Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210).

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Carmiel Banasky

banasky_cover_webCarmiel Banasky is the author of the novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop (Dzanc 2015). Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Slice, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus, and on NPR, among other places. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, where she taught Undergraduate Creative Writing. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, Artist Trust, I-Park, VCCA, and other foundations. After four years on the road at writing residencies, she now lives and teaches in Los Angeles. Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram   Carmel Banasky will give a Pop-Up Reading at 1:30pm in Northwest Art (Main Building, 3rd Floor).

Carmiel Banasky is appearing at “Tell Your Truth: Write with the Writers” as part of Lit Crawl Portland the evening of November 7, 7:30–8:15 p.m. at Burnside Proper Salon.

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Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley is the author of tCrain_cover_webhe New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There'd Be Cake (a Thurber Prize finalist) and How Did You Get This Number. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, she lives in Manhattan. Website - FacebookTwitter - Tumblr
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Katherine Taylor

Taylor_cover_webKatherine Taylor is the author of the novels Valley Fever (FSG 2015) and Rules for Saying Goodbye (FSG 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Town & Country, ZYZZYVA, The Southwest Review and Ploughshares, among other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction. She has a B.A. from University of Southern California and a master’s degree from Columbia University, where she was a Graduate Writing Fellow. Katherine lives in Los Angeles.
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Vendela Vida

Vida_cover_webVendela Vida is the author of four previous books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine, Vida is the winner of the Kate Chopin Award, given to a writer whose female protagonist choses an unconventional path, and two of her novels have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
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