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Wild Hearts: Girls on the Brink

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When:November 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am


Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage)
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Stories of girls and the dangerous parts of “coming of age”: a young gymnast won’t let anything stand between her and her dreams, and her mother wonders how much she knows the people in her house in Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me. In Eimear McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians, a young actress is swept up in a life-altering affair with an older man in her first year in 1990s London; and in the stories of Katie Chase’s Man and Wife examines the lives of girls and women as they take part in puberty rites, marriage rituals, and deathbed confessions. Moderated by Emily Chenoweth (Hello Goodbye).

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