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Memory, Mapping, and Meaning
What do we discover about our memories when we dig for information about where they happened? What impact do changing landscape and history have on how we write about memories? This craft course is a kind of archaeological excavation of our most poignant images of our homelands. It explores the nature of episodic memory and offers writers tools with which to build upon and deepen fleeting snapshots of experience in pursuit of greater meaning. We’ll mine place-based memory—memory rooted strongly in its location in place and time—layering what we remember through writing prompts, research, and theory. We’ll see that documenting change over time can lend itself to critical analysis of economics, environmental change, class, conflict, and more. As we uncover information about our place-based memories, we’ll explore opportunities to add elements of critical analysis to memoir.
Angela will appear as the inaugural speaker in the 2017 Authors at the Aldrich Series.
Art of Memoir Panel and Reading: Angela Palm, Sherry Horton, Sydney M. Williams
Page Burner Reading Series with Alexis Paige, David Hicks, and Sandra Beasley
Thursday March 30th, 7 pm, SC Cardinal Hall C Terrace Lounge
Angela will give a lecture and reading, followed by Q&A and book signing.
Angela will read from her new book, RIVERINE, and sign books.
Steve Woodward, Paul Lisicky, Belle Boggs, and Angela Palm All too often, memoir falls into a familiar, conventional pattern of confession and redemption. But how do you tell a personal story when life doesn’t conform to that shape? And how can a writer with a variety of interests incorporate those subjects into a personal narrative? Three Graywolf Press nonfiction authors discuss their approaches to writing about life—and subjects as disparate as infertility, nature, friendship, science, grief, and art—in personal and intimate detail.
Talk and reading
Beyond the Self: Expansiveness in Personal Narrative
Angela will appear on a panel with Amy Haimerl and Marisella Veiga. Each author will discuss their own book followed by audience Q&A and a book signing.
Room 8203, Bldg. 8
Miami Dade College/Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave., Miami
Reading and talk at Allegheny College
Single Voice Reading Series 2016-2017
7:00 pm, Tillotson Room
The River Is Our Home
Beautiful and fearsome, rivers carve the lives and work of Angela Palm (Riverine) and Emmy Pérez (With the River On Our Face). For Palm, the Kankakee River brought love, floods and haunting fate. For Pérez, the Rio Grande carried the lyric power of the borderland and its personal and political forces. Join them as they discuss the natural and symbolic power of the river on their new work.
Session Location: CAP E2.014
Signing Location: Main Signing Tent
The Ties that Bind: Finding Home
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Oregon Historical Society
Book signing at 2:00 pm, Kridel Grand Ballroom, PAM Mark Building, Third Floor
How do the people who raised us and the places we came from shape us? How do we carry our family’s history with us in the present? How do we confront a shared past? Amy Kurzweil’s graphic memoir Flying Couch explores memory and the ways our families shape us through the stories of three generations of women in her family: her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, her mother, a psychologist, and her own coming of age as an artist. In Riverine, Angela Palm interrogates her rural hometown and a single event that changes the course of her life. The search for a lost dog unites a family and exposes the wounds of their past in Pauls Toutonghi’s Dog Gone. Moderated by Natalie Serber (Community Chest).
Angela will give a reading at the Portland Art Museum during the literary arts Wordstock festival.
Angela will read from and discuss her book. Book signing and refreshments will follow.
St. Joseph's College
Joe Mazur, Angela Palm, Larry Olmstead will read from their work, participate in a Q&A session, and sign books at the Brattleboro Literary Festival.
Room: 118 Elliot
Reading and Q&A
Angela and Belle will read from their books, followed by a discussion moderated by Margaret Zamos-Monteith.
Angela Palm and Robin MacArthur will give readings and engage in a discussion with the audience.