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Lars Horn in Conversation With Elena Passarello

Lars Horn’s Voice of the Fish (Graywolf), the latest Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize winner, is an interwoven essay collection that explores the trans experience through themes of water, fish, and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating back injury that left Horn temporarily unable to speak. In Horn’s adept hands, the collection takes shape as a unified book: short vignettes about fish, reliquaries, and antiquities serve as interludes between longer essays, knitting together a sinuous, wave-like form that flows across the book. Horn swims through a range of subjects, roving across marine history, theology, questions of the body and gender, sexuality, transmasculinity, and illness. From Horn’s upbringing with a mother who used them as a model in photos and art…

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Oregon Book Awards Show: The Archive Project

The 2021 Oregon Book Award winners will be announced on May 2, 2021, on a special episode of The Archive Project, airing on OPB Radio at 7:00 p.m. The hour-long show will be hosted by Omar El Akkad and Elena Passarello, and will feature readings from Oregon Book Awards winners, archival audio from previous Oregon Book Awards ceremonies, and an interview with CES Wood recipient Molly Gloss. Omar El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan,…

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Michelle Nijhuis in Conversation With Elena Passarello

In the late 19th century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts (W. W. Norton), acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement’s history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today’s global effort to defend life on a larger scale. Nijhuis describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping…

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A Conversation with Elena Passarello

Join us for a conversation with actor and non-fiction writer, Elena Passarello. Ms. Passarello will discuss writing and publishing creative non-fiction, and her essay, “Twinkle, Twinkle Vogel Staar, On Mozart’s Feathered Collaborator,” originally published in Virginia Quarterly Review. (Link here.) Elena Passarello is an actor, writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande, 2012), won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, Slate, Creative Nonfiction, and The Iowa Review, among other publications, as well as in the 2015 anthologies Cat is Art Spelled Wrong and After…

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Literary Arts presents the 2020 Oregon Book Awards

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we will not be hosting our 33rd Annual Oregon Book Awards Ceremony at Portland Center Stage at The Armory on June 22. However, we are excited to announce that the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony will take place in a different format. “The 2020 Oregon Book Awards” a special from Literary Arts: The Archive Project Monday, June 22, 2020 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. OPB Radio (where to listen) This year’s finalists are listed here.  This special, statewide broadcast will celebrate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Oregon Book Awards. It will be hosted, as originally planned, by writers Omar El Akkad and Elena Passarello. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate these awards in a way…

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Secret Creatures: A Reading & Show with Opossum

Opossum Magazine treads the fence line ‘twixt music and literature. Live! Shayla Lawson and her Oceanographers explore the depths of Frank Ocean; The Thermals’ Hutch Harris plays a solo set; and Opossum contributors Elena Passarello, Tatiana Ryckman, Cyrus Cassells, Melissa Stephenson, and many more read their work. Local acts Mule on Fire and The Weak Knees get you nodding your head and moving your feet, all midst the red velvet curtains of Portland’s Secret Society. A small cover charge goes to the bands. First 25 through the door get a free copy of Opossum w/ 7″ record! Contact: John B. Edgar

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Erica Trabold in conversation with Elena Passarello

From Broadway Books’s website: On Tuesday, November 13th, at 7 pm we welcome Erica Trabold to the store, in conversation with Elena Passarello. Trabold is a Nebraska-born essayist. Her debut collection of essays, Five Plots, delves into notions of how we are shaped by the land every bit as much as we shape it. Nebraska’s multiplicities and coexisting truths are embedded deep within Trabold, and that is reflected in her collection. The book also wades into relationships between family and memory, where seemingly placid truths reveal hidden eddies and drowned tree trunks of looming danger. Trabold has a poet’s eye for craft at the sentence level. Five Plots is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize, selected by final judge John…

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R. O. Kwon in Conversation With Elena Passarello

From Powell’s website: R. O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries (Riverhead) is a powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult’s acts of terrorism. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most. Kwon will be joined in conversation by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses and Let Me Clear My Throat. Preorder a signed edition of The Incendiaries

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