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Please join Judith Arcana, author of Grace Paley’s Life Stories, for a conversation with poet and publisher Carl Adamshick, and for readings by both writers from the book. Grace Paley’s Life Stories is the only biography of renowned author and activist Grace Paley and explores the roots of her political consciousness and traces her work as an activist as it grew into her work as a storyteller. It was recently reprinted in a glowing 2nd edition by Eberhardt Press in Portland.
Arcana and Adamschick will discuss the importance of this book, and of Grace’s life and writing, and will read passages and answer audience questions. Judith Arcana will be available afterward to sign books.
Carl Adamshick has worked for 10 years as editor of Tavern Books, a non-profit publisher dedicated to poetry and the preservation of books and book culture. In addition to Birches (2019, Four Way Books), his published works include Curses and Wishes, recipient of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, Saint Friend, and Receipt. He lives in Portland, Oregon.