Lidia Yuknavitch will read from her book Dora: A Head Case at the Hoffman Center at 7pm on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Dora: A Head Case is a contemporary coming of age story based on Freud’s famous case study retold and revamped through Dora’s point of view with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play.
“It’s dirty, sexy, rude, smart, soulful, fresh, and risky,” says Karen Karbo, author of Julia Child Rules. “Think of your favorite out-there genius writer; multiply by ten, add a big heart, a poet’s ear, and a bad girl’s courage, and you’ve got Lidia Yuknavitch.”
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence. Her work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Zyzzyva, and online at The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, and PANK. Her book The Chronology of Water won the Oregon Book Award—Reader’s Choice, and she is a recipient of a 2012 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) award.
Dora: A Head Case is Yuknavitch’s first novel. It was recently optioned by director Katherine Brooks.
She teaches writing, literature, film and women’s studies at Mt. Hood Community College and lives in Portland.
Following Yuknavitch’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work.
Admission for the evening is $5.
During the day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yuknavitch will lead a workshop titled “From the Hea(r)t to the Page.” For more information and to register, click here.
The Writers’ Series Reading Group will meet the Thursday prior to Lidia’s reading, March 13th, 6:30 pm at the Manzanita Library. Everyone is invited to bring a friend to all events.