R307. Personal, Political, Provocative: Celebrating 45 Years of The Sun

E143-144, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


January 2019 marks the forty-fifth anniversary of The Sun, a reader-supported, ad-free magazine. Each monthly issue features radically intimate and socially conscious writing that touches anyone with an open heart and a curious mind. To celebrate The Sun’s anniversary, the founder and editor joins four contributors for a reading of work from the magazine.


Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun.

David James Duncan is the author of the best-selling novels The River Why and The Brothers K, and several works of nonfiction. His books have won three Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Awards, the American Library Association’s Award for the Preservation of Intellectual Freedom, and other honors.

Danusha Lameris's poems have been published in American Poetry Review, New Letters, and other journals and anthologies. She is a frequent contributor to The Sun. Her first book, The Moons of August, was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye and was released in 2014.

Susan Straight has published eight novels, including Between Heaven and Here, A Million Nightingales, and Highwire Moon. Her stories and essays have appeared in O Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. She is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at University of California, Riverside.

John Brehm is the author of two books of poems, Sea of Faith and Help Is on the Way, the associate editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and the editor of The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy. He teaches for Mountain Writers Series and Literary Arts in Portland, OR.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center