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Sarah Bowlin

Sarah Bowlin

Sarah Bowlin is an agent at Aevitas Creative Management.  Before becoming an agent, she spent nearly a decade as an editor of literary fiction and nonfiction, first at Riverhead Books and most recently at Henry Holt & Company. She has worked with many acclaimed writers including Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Sheila Heti, Salvatore Scibona, Helen Phillips, Kseniya Melnik, Luvvie Ajayi, Ramona Ausubel, Gabriel Urza, Rachel Khong, and Julie Buntin. As an agent, she represents emerging writers Souvankham Thammavongsa, Halimah Marcus, and Kevin Nguyen, among others. Based in Los Angeles but originally from the South, Sarah is interested in great writing and bold voices—specifically stories of strong or difficult women and unexpected narratives of place, identity, and the shifting ways we see ourselves and each other. 

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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Saturday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival  

Border Crossing: Poetry and Place

Poetry, as a form, can exploit and explode literary boundaries; and these poets explore borders of all kinds in their work: the political boundaries between countries, the space between the world we know and the unknown, the edges of language—and what we leave behind when we cross these borders. Featuring poets John Freeman (Maps), Erika

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

Allegiance: Art, Love, and Migration

Three books—a novel, a graphic memoir, and a poetry collection—that grapple with questions of who to love, national identity, class divides, loneliness in an unknown place. In the 1920s, a young refugee from the Soviet Union finds herself embroiled in the art and marriage of a brilliant writer and his wife in Adrienne Celt’s novel

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