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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

For the Memoirist, It's Personal

Andrea Avery, Scottie Jones and Nicole Walker are memoirists who share three very different yet deeply personal experiences. How did they decide how much of their lives to share? Assistive listening devices available.

Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and now teaches English in Phoenix. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares and the Oxford American. "Sonata" is her first book....

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Scottie Jones

Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband was involved in a near-fatal car accident. While he was recovering, they decided they needed a simpler way of life....

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Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is the author of the forthcoming books "Sustainability: A Love Story" and "Love in the Ruins: A Survival Guide for Life After Normal." Her most recent books include "Egg," "Micrograms," "Quench Your Thirst with Salt," and "This Noisy Egg....

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Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano
Andrea Avery
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Pegasus Books
May 2017
ISBN 9781681774091
336 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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A poignant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw, inspiring tale of grace and determination.

Country Grit
Scottie Jones
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Skyhorse Publishing
September 2017
ISBN 9781510722149
$24.99, INSTOCK
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For Fans of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a Memoir about Leaving the City Behind for a Life on a Farm.

Quench Your Thirst With Salt
Nicole Walker
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zone 3 Press
June 2013
ISBN 9780978612771
138 pages
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. "Part affecting memoir, part lyric meditation on water, part cultural critique, but finally about all that is unquenchable in the human experience, Nicole Walker has created a book that is truly sui generis. More/less

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