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Saturday, April 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Memoir: Who We Came From and Who We Came to Be - Conversation 1073 - REQUIRES TICKET

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These memoirs trace unusual paths in relationship between child, parent and sibling. Join Rigoberto Gonzalez, Nicole Chung, Vanessa McGrady and Sophia Shalmiyev for a conversation on how they wrestled their uncertain familial relationships into polished personal nonfiction.

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Samantha Dunn

Samantha Dunn is the author of "Failing Paris," a finalist for the PEN West Fiction Award, and the memoirs "Not by Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life" and "Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex and Salvation." A widely published journalist, her bylines are regularly... Read More →

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Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung's debut memoir All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by nearly two dozen outlets, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, NPR... Read More →
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Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González is the author of five books of poetry, most recently "The Book of Ruin." His twelve books of prose include two bilingual children's books, three young adult novels, and the memoir "What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth," which was a finalist for the National Book... Read More →
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Vanessa McGrady

After earning a B.A. from NYU with a major in classical civilization and minors in journalism and art history, which proved excellent for solving crossword puzzles, Vanessa McGrady worked for the Sackler Foundation cataloging priceless art and antiquities. Then, she started a career... Read More →
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Sophia Shalmiyev

Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to NYC in 1990. An MFA graduate of Portland State University, she was the nonfiction editor for The Portland Review and is a recipient of the Laurels scholarship and numerous Kellogg's fellowship awards. She has a second master's degree in... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Seeley G. Mudd 123, Signing Area 4