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Tin House Presents Unconventional History: Past, Present, Future

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

A look at three stories of unexpected subjects told in unconventional ways. In The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes, Portland Monthly editor Zach Dundas examines the fictional Detective Holmes from personal, cultural, and historical perspectives; in Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, and Future, Lauren Redniss combines storytelling, visual art, and reportage to grapple with weather in all its dimensions; and critic Luc Sante explores the underbelly of the city of light in words and photos in The Other Paris. Moderated by Rob Spillman (Tin House).

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Zach Dundas

Dundas_cover_web Zach Dundas is co-executive editor of Portland Monthly, a longtime journalist, and the author of The Renegade Sportsman. He is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the Diogenes Club. Twitter - Tumblr
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Lauren Redniss

Redniss_cover_webLauren Redniss is the author of three books. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History, and finalist for the National Book Award. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design. Website
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Luc Sante

Sante_cover_webLuc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, and now lives in New York City. He is the author of EvidenceThe Factory of Facts, and Walker Evans, and his work has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe New Republic, and Harper's, among other publications. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. Website Luc Sante will give a Pop-Up Reading at 3pm in the Graphics Art Gallery (Main Building, Lower Level).
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