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Summer Deep-Dives: Tin House Flash Fiction | case/lang/veirs

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we listen back to a studio session with a dream team of songwriters: k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs. Plus, the flash-fiction contest to end all flash-fiction contests: Plotto.

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The 1991 Eclipse In Mexico: 2 Oregon Writers Share Their Stories

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:31 a.m. | Portland

Two writers share stories based on watching the 1991 solar eclipse in Mexico.

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2017 Oregon Book Awards: The Nonfiction Nominees

OPB | April 22, 2017 noon

In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII. 

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016 noon

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

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The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Jan. 21, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

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The Archive Project - Ursula Le Guin & Margaret Atwood

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, longtime friends and accomplished writers Margaret Atwood and Ursula Le Guin share an open conversation about their writing processes. 

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David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."

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David Wolman On "Epic" Story Of Pipino, Gentleman Thief

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.

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July 26 2014

OPB | July 26, 2014 noon

What happens when musicians and writers create work in reaction to each other's projects?

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Poet Maya Angelou Celebrated By Oregonians

OPB | May 28, 2014 7:23 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians — writers, poets and fans alike — are mourning the loss of the late Maya Angelou nearly 3,000 miles away.

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George Saunders Reflects On Writing And Kindness

OPB | May 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: George Saunders has become one of the most popular writers in America for his short works of fiction and non-fiction.

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3 Life Lessons From Portland Author, Teacher Tom Spanbauer

OPB | April 30, 2014 midnight

Tom Spanbauer talks about his new novel, I Loved You More, and his life as an author and teacher.

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The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer Prize For Editorial Writing

OPB | April 14, 2014 2:05 p.m. | Portland

We're at the height of awards season for journalists, which recognizes all the hard work and late nights that go into reporting a good story. Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, and among the winners were The Oregonian's opinions page staff, who won for Editorial Writing.

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The Authors Road: Chronicling America's Writers

OPB | Oct. 28, 2013 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: Portland-based couple George Mason and Salli Slaughter have been travelling across the country in an RV creating an archive of interviews with influential American writers.

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Kim Stafford

OPB | Oct. 18, 2012 12:20 p.m.

Kim Stafford discusses writing about the most painful story of his life: his brother's suicide.

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Writing Requirement

OPB | Sept. 6, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Oregon high school students will now have to pass a writing test in order to graduate. What changes will this mean for the state's public schools?

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Northwest Passages: Ellen Waterston

OPB | June 2, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.

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Writing Assessment

OPB | May 31, 2011 9:06 a.m.

What would be lost if Oregon's standardized writing exam were cut?

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Northwest Passages: Lynn Schooler

OPB | Feb. 24, 2011 9 a.m.

Acclaimed Alaskan writer Lynn Schooler talks about what he's lost and gained in the wilderness.

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Northwest Passages: Lauren Kessler

OPB | Nov. 24, 2010 9 a.m.

Lauren Kessler writes non-fiction because she's way too interested in real people to make them up.