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May 2019

All-Day Memoir Writing Workshop, May 4, 2019

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

“I’ve heard it said that the reader of a personal narrative comes to the story with two questions: Where are we going? And, Who’s going to take me there? In this workshop, we’ll concentrate some on the “where” and a lot on the “who.” When we’re writing about our own lives, it’s easy to get deceptively fooled into thinking that “I” is a fairly simple and straightforward teller of the tale, but in fact the “I” of memoir and/or personal…

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Reading with Debra Gwartney and Ellen Bass in Santa Cruz, California, MAY 4

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Join us at a lovely home in the Santa Cruz area for a special event with Debra Gwartney and Ellen Bass. Details here: https://roxanmcdonald.regfox.com/an-evening-with-ellen-bass-and-debra-gwartney

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July 2019

July 5 and 6, 1-3 p.m., Authors’ Table Art in the Vineyard Eugene, OR

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Alton Baker Park Eugene, OR United States + Google Map

Debra will be at the authors’ table, selling and signing copies of I AM A STRANGER HERE MYSELF, from 1-3 p.m. on July 5 and again from 1-3 p.m. on July 6. Alton Baker Park.

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Centrum: Port Townsend Writers’ Conference July 14-21

July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Fort Worden State Park Port Townsend, Washington United States + Google Map

Debra will be teaching the morning memoir workshop and offering a craft talk and reading at the 2019 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference at Fort Worden Park in Port Townsend. The readings begin each night at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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I Am A Stranger Here Myself at POWELL’S Books in Portland! July 31, 2019, 7 pm

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Powell’s Books Portland, OR United States + Google Map

Debra Gwartney and award-winning memoirist Apricot Irving will discuss their respective books at POWELL’s on Burnside, Portland, OR, on July 31, 2019. Free and open to the public

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September 2019

Western Literature Association Panel

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT

Debra will join four other writers to discuss “Research into Art” at the annual Western Literature Association conference in Estes Park, Co.

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October 2019

Whitman College Reading, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA United States + Google Map

Debra will read from I Am a Stranger Here Myself, followed by a q/a with the audience, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., in Olin Auditorium (Olin 138). Free and open to the public. Books will be sold by the Whitman College Bookstore.

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Palouse Literary Festival, Oct. 17, 18, 19, Moscow, Idaho

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

Debra will present a reading and discussion, with C. Marie Fuhrman, at Book People in Moscow, Idaho, as part of the first annual Palouse Literary Festival. Debra’s reading from her book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17. Free and open to the public. Presented by University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. Also look for Sam Roxas-Chua at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18. And Leni Zumas at 7 p.m. on…

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Sisters Book Festival, Saturday, October 19, 3:30 p.m.

October 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Debra will read from and discuss her new book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, as part of the first annual Sisters Book Festival, in Sisters, OR., on Saturday, October 19. The reading begins at 3:30 p.m. at Sisters Middle School, 15200 OR-242, Sisters, OR.

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November 2019

Portland Book Festival, Saturday, November 9, Portland, OR

November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm PST
Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Debra will participate in a panel during the one-day Portland Book Festival on November 9, 2019, in Portland, OR. The event is scheduled for 1:45-2:45 p.m. at the Brunish Theatre in Portland, OR. Broadway Books will be selling books on site. The Panel consists of: Mitchell S. Jackson, SURVIVAL MATH Pete Rock, THE NIGHT SWIMMERS Debra Gwartney, I AM A STRANGER HERE MYSELF Moderator Elena Passarello, ANIMALS STRIKE CURIOUS POSES

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