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Wordstock Panel (Portland, OR)

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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 RiverineAngela 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).


Earlier Event: November 5
Wordstock Pop-Up Reading (Portland, OR)
Later Event: November 6
Texas Book Festival (Austin, TX)