Why There Are Words PDX Presents: Evolve
Join Why There Are Words PDX as six acclaimed Portland authors read on the theme “Evolve”:
David Biespiel is the author, most recently, of The Education of a Young Poet, which was named a 2017 Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers.
Elyse Fenton is the author of Sweet Insurgent (winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize), and Clamor.
Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer. She is editor of the anthologies The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears and Standing Rock to the Bundy Standoff: Occupation, Native Sovereignty, and The Fight for Sacred Landscapes.
Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You, finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award and winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize.
Sara Quinn Rivara is the author of Lake Effect and the forthcoming Animal Bride.
Wendy Willis is the author of A Long Late Pledge (winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize), and Blood Sisters of the Republic.
Doors open at 4:00 pm; readings begin at 4:15. $10 suggested donation; proceeds to benefit Leach Botanical Garden.
Why There Are Words PDX
Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236