....from New Oregon Arts & Letters...
Write to Wreck Your Life: Chuck Palahniuk Live at Willamette WritersThere's no one quite like homegrown Northwest writer Chuck Palahniuk. Author of Fight Club and Tell-All, Palahniuk is a sometimes prankster who writes about death, sex, fighting, and fidgeting in a style that has been described as minimalistic and nihilistic, and that is apt to make audience members faint at some of his readings.
Chuck will inform Portland audiences how to “Write to Wreck Your Life (and Get a Better One)” at the Willamette Writers Conference banquet August 7. “Writing about the most‐risky, most‐challenging subjects can feel miserable," he explains, "but that suffering will vault you to becoming a stronger, braver person. You might have to sacrifice your short‐term comfort and happiness, but that effort will bring you more happiness and success than you’d ever dreamed possible."More information and reservations at www.willamettewriters.com or 503‐452‐1592.
—by Lisa Parsons