Brian Lindstrom’s documentary Alien BOY: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JAMES CHASSE was recently completed and will be playing in a theater or on a computer screen near you soon.
To read Barry Lopez is to commune with a deep thinker. His writings have frequently been compared to those of Henry David Thoreau, as he brings a depth of erudition to the text by immersing himself in his surroundings, deftly integrating his environmental and humanitarian concerns. In his nonfiction, he often examines the relationship between human culture and physical landscape. In his fiction, he frequently addresses issues of intimacy, ethics, and identity. Barry Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction boo…Read more
Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of short stories LIGHT LIFTING was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Story Award, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Prize, two Atlantic Book Awards, and went on to become a national bestseller. Alexander holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
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Belinda McKeon was born in Longford, Ireland in 1979. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin and has an MFA from Columbia University. She is an arts journalist with the Irish Times. Her plays have been produced in Dublin and New York, and her debut novel, SOLACE, was published in 2011 by Scribner. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and in Ireland.
Andy Mingo is Portland-based director/producer of six shorts and one feature length film, THE ICONOGRAPHER. He gained recognition when several of his films were included at national film festivals and screenings such as The Northwest Film & Video Festival, the PDX Film Festival, the Longbaugh Film Festival and Northwest Tracking- Journal of Short Film V.11. He is currently in production on a film adapted from Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk‘s recent story “Romance.“
Ben Moorad is a cofounder of Write Around Portland, a nonprofit that has helped over 3000 adults and youth use the power of writing to decrease their social isolation and change their lives. He’s a fellow of The MacDowell Colony and is currently at work on a creative nonfiction manuscript called THE ENVELOPE OF SUICIDES.
Alberto Moreno is a member of Los Porteños, Portland-area Latino writers group.
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Jessica O'Dwyer is the author of "Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir". Publishers Weekly called the book "harrowing, moving, and deftly handled".
Michael Ondaatje is the author of four previous novels, including The English Patient. His new novel is The Cat's Table.
Scott Poole is the house poet for Live Wire!, a weekly radio variety show on Oregon Public Broadcasting that airs throughout the Pacific Northwest and is currently expanding to public broadcasting radio stations across the U.S. in such cities as Boston and Cleveland. He is the author of three books of poetry, the most recent is The Sliding Glass Door (2011, Colonus House Publishing) The official release for the Sliding Glass Door is at Wordstock on October 8th. The audiobook of The Sliding Glass Door recorded by Scott at the Cherry Street Studios in Spokane will be released in the spring of 2…Read more