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From the body, writers can learn new rhythms, themes, and forms for telling stories that reflect the lives we live now, stories not bound to traditions of the past or false histories that can silence artists working outside of the mainstream.

In her Word Works talk, "The Urgency of Innovation," novelist and nonfiction writer Lidia Yuknavitch will describe a way to both understand and practice writing—and making art—differently, a process she calls Corporeal Writing.

Her talk will be followed by a Q&A with writer Sonya Lea.

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LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the author of seven books, including The Small Backs of Children (Harper’s) and The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), and a TED Talk titled “The Beauty of Being a Misfit.” She is the recipient of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction for the Oregon Book Awards, as well as two Reader’s Choice awards, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center Creative Nonfiction Award. She writes, teaches, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

SONYA LEA's memoir, Wondering Who You Are (Tin House Books) has won awards and garnered praise in a number of publications including Oprah Magazine, People, and the BBC, who named it a “top ten book.” Her essays have appeared in Salon, The Southern Review, Brevity, Guernica, Cold Mountain Review, The Prentice Hall College Reader, The Rumpus, and The Butter. Lea teaches at Hugo House, and she’s leading a pilot project to teach writing to women veterans through the Red Badge Project. Originally from Kentucky, she lives in Seattle. Find her at www.wonderingwhoyouare.com.

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ABOUT WORD WORKS:

For those who sit and stare in wonder at a sentence, a turn of phrase, or a particularly great execution of a literary device, marveling at how they could come about, Word Works talks show writers at their most revealing, with live close-readings demonstrating different facets of writing to illimunate the page for both writers and readers.

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Note: Tickets will not be available online the day of the event. Tickets at the door will be based on availability and will cost $15 for general admission and Hugo House members.
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