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Where We Call Home: Josephine Woolington & Kristin Thiel in Conversation

Thu, December 8 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

In partnership with Ooligan Press. Join us in celebration of the launch of Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific Northwest, an essay collection by Josephine Woolington. This conversation with Josephine Woolington and Kristin Thiel, coeditor of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

You can pre-order Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific Northwest here.

Josephine Woolington

Josephine Woolington is a writer, musician and educator. She previously worked at several newspapers in Oregon, where her work was read by both regional and national audiences via The Associated Press. During her time at The Register-Guard in Eugene, she received an award for best education coverage from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. In addition to journalism, she’s a musician and music educator. She’s toured nationally and internationally with different artists, and she writes, records and performs her own music as well. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Oregon in journalism and political science and received the school’s highest award for excellence in journalism. Her artistic, mindful perspective and curiosity about all living things guide her creative endeavors. She lives in her hometown of Portland with her love and their fur child, Gladys the cat.
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Kristin Thiel

Kristin Thiel, co-editor and contributor of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, is based in Portland, Oregon, and she has been a professional in the world of words for nearly twenty years. She has written nonfiction titles for young people, book reviews and corporate white papers, and short fiction and nonfiction included in anthologies; a line from one of her short stories was even selected for a how-to book as an example of using gesturing effectively. She has edited for individuals (like Terah Shelton Harris), publishing houses (such as Blue Dot Kids Press, Coffee House Press, and Oregon's own Beyond Words), and organizations (including Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University). Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene made the 35 Impressive Indie Books of 2021 list published by Independent Book Review. Ecolit called Fire & Water a new environmental book of note. Nicole Walker named Fire & Water as one of the best books that makes science a story.
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