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Elena Passarello Oregon

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 PRX radio variety show Live Wire.

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Events, Classes, and Seminars

We have moved many of our offerings online! We hope you will join us.

Friday

Nov 10

Lit Crawl® Portland 2017

Lit Crawl® Portland hits the streets of downtown PDX for the second year in a row, November 10, the night before Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival! There are several events happening in each phase and ALL events are FREE and open to the public (full schedule below). If your first choice is too crowded, you’ll have many great

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Saturday

Nov 11

Pop Up Events  

Pop-up: Edan Lepucki, Elena Passarello, & Justin Taylor

Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival presenting authors Edan Lepucki and Elena Passarello join local author Justin Taylor to read from their works featured in Little Boxes, an essay collection about television and pop culture's impact on writers. This group is paired with Off/On by Mary Henry; found in the Northwest Art, floor 3, gallery 303. Please reference

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Saturday

Nov 11

Where the Wild Things Are: Seeing Ourselves in Animals

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

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

Real Women: Badass Heroines

True stories of amazing women! Amy Stewart’s Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit continues the fictionalized adventures of Constance Kopp, based on the real-world first female deputy sheriff in New Jersey who gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. Stewart will be joined by Karen Karbo, author of In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29

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Saturday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival  

Self-Portrait: Memoir, Auto-fiction, and History

Three books that combine and move between personal and collective histories to probe both the past and present. Part history, part memoir, Debra Gwartney’s I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. An electrifying, dazzlingly

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Friday

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Friday

Nov 12

Portland Book Festival   Poetry   Nonfiction   Fiction  

Love & Loss: Jasmine Guillory, Danielle Henderson, Devon Walker-Figueroa

Portland Book Festival virtual events, presented by Bank of America, will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. Tonights event features: Jasmine Guillory & Kisha Jarrett; Danielle Henderson with Live Wire's Luke Burbank & Elena Passarello; and Devon Walker-Figueroa with Jennifer Perrine.

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