|May 6, 2016
1501 Kincaid St.
Eugene, OR 97403
Full Schedule: 2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
Reception: 2:30 -3:30 immediately preceding this event
“Fearless Journeys on the Edge: A Literary Conversation with Ariel Gore & Chris Scofield,” moderated by Valerie Brooks
Ariel Gore is the editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and the author of eight books. Her most recent book, The End of Eve, chronicles her years spent caring for her dying mother and has been described as “Terms of Endearment meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?.” This memoir was awarded both the Rainbow Award 2014 for Best Lesbian Book and the 2014 New Mexico Arizona Book Award in the Gay/Lesbian (GLBT) category. Her lyrical memoir, Atlas of the Human Heart, a recounting of her travels as a teenager, was a 2004 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She won the LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010 for her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City. A graduate of Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she has taught at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Currently she teaches online at Ariel Gore’s School for Wayward Writers.
Chris Scofield is a Eugene author who published her first novel, The Shark Curtain (Black Sheep, an imprint of Akashic Books, April 2015), to great reviews. Here’s a review on KLCC radio by Connie Bennett, the director of the Eugene Public Library: http://klcc.org/post/book-review-shark-curtain.
Valerie Brooks is a writer, editor, and literary activist. Among many other venues, her work appears in the Seal Press anthology France, A Love Story: Women Write about the French Experience.
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon in cooperation with Eugene Pubic Library, this symposium is generously cosponsored by Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; UO Libraries; Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of English; School of Journalism and Communication; School of Music and Dance; and the University Health Center.