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(Past Event) Sarah Glidden and Anders Nilsen at Wordstock

Portland's Book Festival

Join authors Sarah Glidden and Anders Nilsen as they launch their excellent new books Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, and A Walk in Eden, respectively. Held by the Literary Society, Wordstock will take place on Saturday, November 5th and will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks. See the upcoming panels for both Sarah Glidden and Anders Nilsen below:


Panel: War and the Aftermath: In Words and Images

Who: Sarah Glidden, Solmaz Sharif, Maximilian Uriarte, Joshua Wolf Shenk

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

Where: Oregon Historical Society 

A multi-genre—including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic literature—examination of conflict and the physical and psychological devastation of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Look, Solmaz Sharif’s poetry collection, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. The White Donkey tells the story of a young Marine in Iraq and the challenges he faces on his return home, written and illustrated by Maximilian Uriarte, a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. Sarah Glidden’s nonfiction graphic narrative, Rolling Blackouts, explores the responsibility and controversies of journalistic reporting in recounting her experiences in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq with her journalist friends and former Marine. Moderated by Joshua Wolf Shenk (Powers of Two).

*(A signing session will follow at the Powells table, located on the third floor)


Panel: Fiction of the Absurd: Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Strange

with Robert Hill, Alexandra Kleeman, Anders Nilsen, Amanda Nelson

November 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

at the Oregon Historical Society 

Things get weird in these three new books. The last three citizens of a town populated by people with hereditary oddities face the last days of their community in Robert Hill’s The Remnants. The twelve stories in Alexandra Kleeman’s Intimations feature a room with no exit, an apocalypse of disappearance, and a house party wherein the key to survival is knowing the difference between fake and real blood. Anders Nilsen presents a fantastical view of primeval creation and a world void of humans in the illustrations of A Walk in Eden. Moderated by Amanda Nelson of Book Riot.

*(A signing session will follow at the Powells table - located on the third floor - directly after Anders' panel, with a signing session at the Cosmic Monkey, booth #46 taking place from 1:30-2:00pm on the first floor)

Portland, OR
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:15am
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:30am
1200 SW Park Ave, 97205
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