Wednesday, August 27,  2014
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch

Event Description

Join us for a conversation between T.V. Reed, author of “Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left: A Northwest Writer Reworks American Fiction,” and writer Jess Walter.

Reed’s new book “Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left” attempts to reclaim Cantwell’s place in the canon of 20th-century American literature. The book also serves as a biography of Cantwell, who gave up his career as a novelist due, in part, to McCarthy-era politics that branded him as a communist sympathizer. 

Spokane writer Jess Walter authored the introduction to Pharos Editions’ recent reissue of Cantwell’s “The Land of Plenty.”

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Powell’s Books and Pharos Editions Present: Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Ursula K. Le Guin Live in Conversation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

7 PM  | Free

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005  |


Event Description

Welcome three of Portland’s most talented authors as they discuss books near and dear to their hearts that have long languished out of print and are now available again through Pharos Editions: The Lists of the Past, a technically mesmerizing collection of stories by Julie Hayden; The Tattooed Heart & My Name is Rose, two emotionally charged literary novels by Theodora  Keogh; and Crazy Weather, a classic coming-of- age tale set in the American Southwest that serves as “an important document in our cultural history.”

Cheryl Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail), Lidia Yuknavitch (Dora: A Headcase), and the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin (The Earthsea Cycle, The Unreal and the Real) will explore the history, context, and reasons they chose to introduce these titles and help bring them back to readers once more. Discussion will be moderated by editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Kjerstin Johnson.

This event is sponsored by:
 Bitch Media a Feminist Response to Pop Culture.