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Tin House Presents Stranger Than Fiction: Based on a True Story

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Hear from three authors who took real-life inspiration and ran with it, blurring the line between fact and fiction or giving new life to historical events and people: Jami Attenberg explores the life of Saint Mazie in Jazz Age New York City; Benjamin Percy offers a post-apocalyptic dystopian retelling of the Lewis and Clark journey in The Dead Lands’; and Glenn Taylor’s A Hanging at Cinder Bottom starts with an historical execution in West Virginia. Moderated by Scott Cheshire (High as the Horses’ Bridles).

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Glenn Taylor

Taylor_cover_webGlenn Taylor is the author of the novels A Hanging at Cinder BottomThe Marrowbone Marble Company, and The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, and he now lives with his wife and three sons in Morgantown, where he teaches at West Virginia University. Website - Twitter

Glenn Taylor is appearing at “Tin House/PEN present NERD JEOPARDY (21+)” as part of Lit Crawl Portland the evening of November 7, 8:30–9:15 p.m. at the Morrison Hotel.

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Scott Cheshire

Cheshire_Cover_webScott Cheshire is the author of the novel High as the Horses' Bridles, a Washington Post Best Book of 2014. His work has been published in AGNI, Electric Literature, Guernica, Harper’s, One Story, and the Picador Book of Men. He is managing editor at The Scofield and lives in Los Angeles.
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