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Gabriela Torres Olivares, Jennifer Donovan, and Justin Hocking
October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Gabriela Torres Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (2010), which Reforma named as one of the Best Books of 2010; Incompletario (2007); and Están Muertos (2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Vice, Pic-Nic, Playboy, and Luvina. She received a 2015-16 grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts to complete a novel. Les Figues Press published Enfermario in English (translated by Jennifer Donovan) in 2017.
Jennifer Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in gender, race, sexuality, language, and geography: borders that we all constantly negotiate.
Justin Hocking’s memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, won the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and was a Library Journal “Best Books of 2014” pick. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Rumpus, Orion, The Normal School, Portland Review, Tin House online, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. From 2006 to 2014, Hocking served as Executive Director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC). He currently teaches creative nonfiction at Portland State University.
Monday, October 29 at 6:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238