F108. Coming of Age Tales in Fiction and Nonfiction

Willow Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Oregon small press Hawthorne Books presents four authors reading from their respective coming of age novels and memoirs and discussing the ways in which fiction and nonfiction tackle this always-relevant narrative arc differently. Their books, set on both coasts, represent a variety of approaches to the universal journey from innocence to wisdom, from conventional retrospective to collage to hybrid graphic novel.



Adam O’Connor Rodriguez has served in editorial leadership roles for various national literary journals and now works as Senior Editor of Hawthorne Books in Portland, Oregon.

D'Arcy Fallon teaches writing at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. So Late, So Soon chronicles her spiritual misadventures in a '70s Christian commune in California.

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a novelist, essayist, poet, and translator from Italian. Her latest books are Two-Part Inventions, a novel, and See You in the Dark, a poetry collection. She teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Columbia University.

James Bernard Frost is the author of three novels, World Leader Pretend, A Very Minor Prophet, and Harold's Ark, and the travel guide The Artichoke Trail. The recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award in Travel Writing and a Sitka Fellowship, he also serves as Executive Director of the Oregon Writers Colony.

Scott Nadelson is the author of three story collections, most recently Aftermath, and a memoir, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress. He teaches at Willamette University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.


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