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Writing Strange Little Stories with Lynda Barry

Date: April 21, 2005 Location: Albany Quadrangle

Albany Quadrangle

April 21, 2005 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall

Sponsored by the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies

Graduate School of Professional Studies

Fee $55

In this exclusive workshop for 30 writers (beginning to advanced), Lynda Barry will reveal her way of fearless writing from complex life. After Lynda shares stories of her craft, participants will write with the artist who thrilled audiences last year at Portland Arts & Lectures.

Lynda Barry has been drawing books of cartoons for over twenty years, most of them quirky volumes of her right-on reminiscences and glimpses of growing up in ’60s-’70s America. It’s all there in her work – love, hate, sex, race, abuse, alcoholism, mental illness – always delivered with humor and hope. Barry began drawing comics in 1977 while attending Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. One of her friends and classmates there was Matt Groening of Life in Hell and The Simpsons.

Barry is the creator of the nationally-syndicated Ernie Pook’s Comeek comic strip, the novel and play The Good Times Are Killing Me, and the novel, Crudd. A longtime favorite in alternative weeklies throughout the U.S. and frequent contributor to Esquire, Mother Jones, and Salon.Com, Barry’s paintings, essays, and NPR commentaries have made her a cultural icon, her words and pictures helping define the angst and uncertainty of getting along with plucky wisdom and perennial humor in a perilous world. To browse Lynda’s work, go to http://www.marlysmagazine. com

Bring your pen—we’ll provide the notebook, the table, and Lynda’s realm of stories that prevail. At the close of the session, Lynda will sign copies of her book One Hundred Demons (Sasquatch Books, 2002).

For more information, call 503-768-6040 or email

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