Write Now: Tom Spanbauer, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Chuck Palahniuk

Apr 22 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Free and open to the public. This will be no book signing after the reading.

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In celebration of the launch of its new BFA in Writing program, PNCA is pleased to welcome three acclaimed Portland writers – Lidia Yuknavitch, Tom Spanbauer, and Chuck Palahniuk – for an evening of words and on words.

Write Now celebrates the launch of PNCA’s BFA in Writing program, chaired by PNCA faculty member Monica Drake. Palahnuik will lead a discussion of what it means to be a writer now, to pursue the writing life, and to try to make a living and to always make art with words. Lidia Yuknavitch and Tom Spanbaeur will read from their books.

Tom Spanbauer, founder of the Dangerous Writers workshop and author of The Man Who Fell in Love With The Moon and other novels will read from his works as will Lidia Yuknavitch, editor of Chiasmus Press and author of Dora: A Head Case and The Chronology of Water: a memoir. Chuck Palahniuk, best known for his breakout novel, Fight Club, will lead a discussion

“Writing is an art, a method, and a way of life,” says Monica Drake, Writing Department Chair.  “To study writing is to bring shape and rigor to the very act of thinking and self expression. As we wrestle with words, we learn to tell our stories, and find enriched meaning in the world.” The event highlights the broad community of writers that enlivens Portland’s literary landscape, a community in which, right out of the gate, PNCA’s BFA in Writing program has worked to embed itself.
Please note that the authors will not be available for book signing at this event.