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Emilly Prado: Funeral for Flaca
July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for an evening of conversation with Emilly Prado and Celeste Noche, and a discussion of Funeral for Flaca, Emilly Prado’s new book from Future Tense Books. You can read more about Emilly and the book in this feature story on Portland Monthly.
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Emilly G. Prado is a writer, DJ, and educator living in Portland, Oregon. As an award-winning multimedia journalist, Emilly spent half a decade independently reporting on a wide range of topics, most often centered on amplifying the voices and experiences of people from historically marginalized communities. Her writing has been published hundreds of times, appearing in nearly 30 publications including NPR, Marie Claire, Bitch Media, The Oregonian, and Eater. Emilly is the author of youth non-fiction title Examining Assimilation (Enslow, 2019) and the essay collection, Funeral for Flaca (Future Tense Books, 2021). Her work now centers on personal essay and memoir forms. She is a Tin House and Las Dos Brujas Workshop alumna amongst others, and currently serves as the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts.
Celeste Noche (she/her) is a Filipino American documentary and editorial photographer based in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. She specializes in food, travel, and portraiture; understanding that people, places, and how they nourish themselves are inherently connected. Her work is rooted in the narrative, exploring themes of identity and access. She is a member of Authority Collective, Diversify Photo, Women Photograph, and the founder of Portland in Color.