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Where the Wild Things Are: Seeing Ourselves in Animals

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Three writers explore our tendency to see the man in animal, and the animal in man. With Steven Church (One with the Tiger: Sublime and Violent Encounters between Man and Animals), Elena Passarello (Animals Strike Curious Poses), and Oliver Uberti (co-author, Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics) with moderator Jon Mooallem (Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America).

Steven Church

Steven Church is the author of The Guinness Book of Me: A Memoir of RecordTheoretical Killings: Essays and AccidentsThe Day After ‘The Day After’: My Atomic Angst, and Ultrasonic, which was featured in the Los Angeles TimesThe Paris Review, and Tin House, among others. His most recent work is One with the Tiger. His essays have been published and anthologized widely, including in the Best American Essays and most recently in After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays. He teaches in the MFA Program at Fresno State, where he is the Hallowell Professor of Creative Writing.
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Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello is an actor, essayist, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018, and has been translated into German, Italian, French, and Mandarin. She is the author of the essay collections Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, the latter of which won the 2018 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction and made the Best Books of 2017 lists in the New York Times, Guardian, and Publisher's Weekly. Passarello teaches creative writing at Oregon State University and appears weekly on the nationally-syndicated PRI radio variety show LiveWire!. Visit her online at elenapassarello.com.
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Oliver Uberti

Oliver Uberti, an award-winning designer and visual journalist, is a former senior design editor for National Geographic. James and Oliver’s best-selling debut, London: The Information Capital, won three British Cartographic Society Awards for cartographic excellence. His most recent book is Where the Animals Go. Also appearing in partner event:

Science On Tap - Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

When: Monday, November 13 Venue: Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors 6:00 p.m.)

Featuring Oliver UbertiMore info and tickets.
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Jon Mooallem

Jon is a writer-at-large at the New York Times Magazine and has also contributed to Wired, This American Life, 99% Invisible and many other magazines and radio shows. He’s the author of Wild Ones and the nonfiction novella American Hippopotamus, about two early twentieth century spies who tried to bring hippopotamus ranching to America. He lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle.
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