THE WHOLE TRUTH: A Reading of Memoir & Non-fiction

Featuring: Stacy Bolt, Robin Romm, Margaret Malone, Colin Farstad & Liz Scott
Saturday, September 14th @ 7:00 p.m.Writers' Dojo7518 N. Chicago
Portland, OR 97203

Five of Portland’s talented writers will be reading from recent memoir and non-fiction work. Come and listen while you kick back with your shoes off at the Writer's Dojo in St. Johns. Suggested donation to the Dojo of $2 - 5.

THE WHOLE TRUTH is funded in part by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Stacy Bolt is the author of the memoir Breeding in Captivity, which chronicles her struggles to start a family. It was published by Globe Pequot Press in September 2013. Stacy is also a frequent contributor to the OPB radio show Live Wire and her writing has been featured in Portland Monthly and Imbibe Magazine.
Colin Farstad's writing has appeared most recently in Coal City Review and The Whistling Fire Journal. He is the editor of the short story anthology The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Moments that Change Our Lives, released
by Publication Studios in December of 2011. Colin is a graduate from Portland State University with a B.A. in English and currently teaches with Tom Spanbauer in his weekly Dangerous Writing workshop. He is a writer and free lance editor living in Portland, Oregon where he recently finished his first novel The Four Month Summer.
Margaret Malone’s work has appeared in Oregon Humanities, The Missouri Review, Swink, Coal City Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship and a 2009 Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts. She is a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE and lately has been teaching writing at the Sitka Center and as a visiting artist at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Robin Romm is the author of two books. The Mother Garden (short stories) was a finalist for the PEN USA Prize. The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, and a Top Ten Nonfiction Book of the Year according to Entertainment Weekly. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The UK Observer, O Magazine, The Sun, Tin House, One Story, and many other publications. She's a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and teaches at the lowresidency MFA program for Writers at Warren Wilson. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Liz Scott has been a psychologist in private practice for, well, forever. She is co-author of the newly released book Lies: The Truth About the Self-Deceptions That Limit Your Life and has had short stories published in numerous literary journals. She is currently in the process of wrestling with a memoir.

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