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War and the Aftermath: In Words and Images

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 10:15 am - 11:15 am PDT
1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A multi-genre—including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic literature—examination of conflict and the physical and psychological devastation of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Look, Solmaz Sharif’s poetry collection, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. The White Donkey tells the story of a young Marine in Iraq and the challenges he faces on his return home, written and illustrated by Maximilian Uriarte, a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. Sarah Glidden’s nonfiction graphic narrative, Rolling Blackouts, explores the responsibility and controversies of journalistic reporting in recounting her experiences in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq with her journalist friends and former Marine. Moderated by Joshua Wolf Shenk (Powers of Two).

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Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden's debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, landed on several best of the year lists, including Entertainment Weekly, earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens distinction, and won an Ignatz Award. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle. This year, Sarah releases Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.
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Solmaz Sharif

Solmaz Sharif has published poetry in New Republic and Poetry, and has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Also appearing in:


Northwest Film Center presents Film to Page: Wordstock Writers on Influential Films Close Up with Solmaz Sharif

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Film Screening of Close-Up in 35mm followed by a Q&A with Solmaz Sharif, author of Look Northwest Film Center 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Tickets at Northwest Film Center $9 General $8 PAM Members, Students, Seniors $6 Silver Screen members
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Maximillian Uriarte

Maximilian Uriarte enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 at the age of nineteen and served for four years. During his first deployment to Iraq in 2007, he served as an MRAP turret gunner and dismount of India Company’s Jump Platoon in the Zaidon region southeast of Fallujah. He deployed to Iraq again in 2009 as a billeted Combat Photographer and Combat Artist. In 2010, Max created the popular comic strip Terminal Lance while still on active duty. The strip is now published in the Marine Corps Times and has grown immensely in popularity, with over 550,000 Facebook followers and one million unique hits per month at terminallance.com. Max has a bachelor’s degree from California College of the Arts. The White Donkey is his first novel.
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Joshua Wolf Shenk

Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist, and author. His Atlantic cover stories include "What Makes Us Happy?" about the Harvard happiness study. He has published in Harper's, The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Riverteeth, and the anthology Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression. His first book, Lincoln’s Melancholy, was a New York Times Notable book. His most recent book, Powers of Two, on the dynamics of creative intimacy, was a national bestseller. A founding advisor to The Moth, Josh served on the organization's board of directors, where he played a lead role developing The Moth Radio Hour. He created and directs the Erikson Prize for Mental Health Media and serves on the board of PEN Center USA. Josh is the executive director and writer-in-residence of the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Visit him online at shenk.net.
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