1. THE SMALL BACKS OF CHILDREN book trailer

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    Coming July 7 from Harper. A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art. With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . . In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own. As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide? A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.

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    • Highlights from "Write Now" with Chuck Palahniuk, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Tom Spanbauer

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      April 22, 2013: 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. Find out more about PNCA's BFA in Writing here: http://pnca.edu/programs/bfa/c/writing

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      • Kerry Cohen on teenage girls and sexuality

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        Acclaimed author and professor Lidia Yuknavitch interviews award winning author Kerry Cohen about Kerry's newest book, DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS: BREAKING THE SILENCE ON TEENAGE GIRLS AND PROMISCUITY.

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        • Nola Studiola

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          Here's an introduction to my summer project, Nola Studiola, produced with Stella the dog, a black sharpie, my MacBook Pro, and a handful of rhinestones.

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          • Write Now: Lidia Yuknavitch at PNCA

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            April 22, 2013: 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. This video contains a full recording of Lidia Yuknavitch's reading at PNCA as well as audience Q&A's. 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. Find out more about PNCA's BFA in Writing here: pnca.edu/programs/bfa/c/writing

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            • Write Now at PNCA (Full Recording)

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              April 22, 2013: 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. This video contains a full recording of all three author readings at PNCA as well as audience Q&A's. 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. Find out more about PNCA's BFA in Writing here: pnca.edu/programs/bfa/c/writing

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