Tomorrow at 2pm Plazm editor Jon Raymond and Chiasmus editor Lidia Yuknavitch are slated for a joint speaking appearance at this year’s Wordstock Festival.
Lidia is the author of the debut novel Dora: A Headcase, and the memoir The Chronology of Water, both from Hawthorne Books. She has contributed to a few issues of Plazm, most recently a short story for “the end of war” series in Plazm #29. She has published three books of short stories and is the recipient of an Oregon Book Award 2012, a PNBA award 2012, and grants from both Poets and Writers and Literary Arts Inc. Her fiction, nonfiction, and critic fiction are widely anthologized and have appeared most recently in The Rumpus, The Sun, Ms., The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones. She teaches writing, literature, film and women’s studies in Portland Oregon and is the Editor of Chiasmus Press.
Jon has been the editor of Plazm since 1998 (I teamed with him and art director Joshua Berger in 2006). In addition to his glamourous work with Plazm, Jon is the author of the novels The Half-Life and Rain Dragon, and the short story collection Livability, winner of the Oregon Book Award. He is also co-writer of the films Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, and Mildred Pierce, and the writer of the film Meek’s Cutoff. His writing has appeared in Tin House, Artforum, Bookforum, The Village Voice, and many other publications.
Saturday October 13, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Oregon Convention Center
Faceout Studio Stage (OCC, Room D-135)