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[Offsite Event] Let’s Flip the House — David L. Ulin in conversation with David Biespiel
September 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE OFFSITE LOCATION: This event will be held at the home of David Biespiel and Wendy Willis, 3730 SE Stark St. 97214 in Portland.
With a new introduction and afterword for his acclaimed 2010 book, The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time, David Ulin expands on the consequence of reading to include the considerations of fake news, siloed information, and the connections between critical thinking as the key component of engaged citizenship and resistance. Here is the case for reading as a political act in both public and private gestures, and for the ways it enlarges the world and our frames of reference, all the while keeping us engaged.
Ulin will read from the new edition of the book and speak in conversation with David Biespiel, whose most recent book, The Education of a Young Poet, will be published in paperback in October.
But it’s not just another literary conversation and reading. Ulin’s book tour includes fundraising for the resistance in local races — in Portland’s case, to support Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Can you say, “subpoena power?” Let’s flip the House, people!David L. Ulin is a critic, essayist, editor, and novelist. He is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the California Book Award and has been shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. His writing has appeared in the LA Times (where he spent ten years as book editor and book critic), the Atlantic Monthly, the Nation, the New York Times, the Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. He is assistant professor of English at the University of Southern California.
The event is free. Wine and snacks. Books for sale.