REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE a Performance-Reading with live music

Date: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free admission

Location: Native American Student and Community Center
Portland State University

Andrea Hairston will perform sections of her latest novel, REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE, and Pan Morigan will offer songs she has written based on lyrics from the book.

Andrea Hairston is an NEA award-winning playwright and a novelist. She is a Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College, and the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre. Her first novel, Mindscape, was published by Aqueduct Press in March 2006 and won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for works of speculative fiction.

Pan Morigan is a vocalist/songwriter and the music director of Chrysalis Theater. She has toured as a member of Bobby McFerrin’s choral Voicestra. She created
Castles of Gold: Songs and Stories of Irish Immigration, a special for Public Radio International, featuring her vocals and storytelling by actress Roma Downey and the late author, Frank McCourt. Pan's newest album WILD BLUE—9 genre-defying songs, sung, written, arranged, and produced by Pan—is a mix of jazz harmonies and soaring melodies touched by the Celtic world and the Levant. 

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