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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

May 20th 2020: Godshot

Novelists are often asked whether the book comes from their own experiences. The answer can be complex. For even when the story is not autobiographical, there is a thread of who we are and what we've experienced running underneath. After writing Godshot, Chelsea Bieker realized that her separation from her mother when she was a child, and the course of their severed relationship, led her to explore the themes of separation through fiction. Join us to talk about how her loss has influenced her life and her art and what came out in the book. How did she come to realize that in a book of fiction,

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Chelsea Bieker

Chelsea Bieker is the author of the novel GODSHOT and the forthcoming story collection, COWBOYS AND ANGELS (2022). Her writing has been published by The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and others. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children where she teaches writing.
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