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Alumni Showcase Reading: Chelsea Bieker, Susan Leslie Moore, & Candace Opper

April 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Chelsea Bieker is the author of the novel Godshot and the forthcoming story collection Cowboys and Angels (2022). Her writing has been published in The Paris Review, Granta, The Cut, McSweeney’sLit Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and a MacDowell fellowship. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she now lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children. She is a graduate of the Portland State MFA program.

Susan Leslie Moore’s poetry has appeared in The New York Times MagazineNew York QuarterlyPoetry Northwest, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2019 Juniper Prize in Poetry and her first full-length collection, That Place Where You Opened Your Hands, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2020. Her poem “Night of the Living” appears in The Best American Poetry 2020. 

Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and a visual artist. She is the author of Certain and Impossible Events (2021), selected by Cheryl Strayed for a Kore Press Memoir Award. She grew up in the woods of Southern Connecticut and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.

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