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Women First: Real Women Breaking Boundaries

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Real women who pushed the envelope, from to Sappho and Harriet Tubman, to a seventeenth century duchess whose unprecedented pursuit of a writing career earned fame and infamy, to three women in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Featuring Danielle Dutton (Margaret the First), Laurie Notaro (Crossing the Horizon), and Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring (Dead Feminists). Moderated by Elly Blue.

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Laurie Notaro

Laurie Notaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, then spent the remainder of her formative years in Phoenix, AZ, where she created something of a checkered past. She is the New York Times best-selling author of The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club, Autobiography of a Fat Bride, I Love Everybody and Other Atrocious Lies, We Thought You Would Be Prettier, Idiot Girls' Christmas, There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell, The Idiot Girls and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, Spooky Little Girl, It Looked Different on the Model, and The Potty Mouth at the Table. She lives in Oregon.
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Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring

Chandler O'Leary received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the proprietor of an illustration and lettering business called Anagram Press. Jessica Spring holds an MFA from the Center for Book and Paper Arts. She is a letterpress printer and teacher and the proprietor of Springtide Press.
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Elly Blue

Elly Blue lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the editor of Pedal Zombies and Our Bodies, Our Bikes and the author of Bikenomics: How Bicycling can Save the Economy and Everyday Bicycling: Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle).
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Danielle Dutton

Danielle Dutton is the author of a collection of prose pieces, Attempts at a Life, and a novel, SPRAWL, which was a finalist for the BelieverBook Award. Her action has appeared in Harper’s, BOMB, Fence, Noon, and other periodicals. Danielle grew up in Central California and holds a PhD from the University of Denver and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the founder of the independent press Dorothy, a publishing project, dedicated to works of fiction mostly by women. Dutton teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, where she lives with her husband and son.
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