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Portland: What Is a Story For? With Susan DeFreitas
April 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What Is a Story For? With Susan DeFreitas
Work, laundry, small children whose dinners we’re supposed to prepare–surely all of them deserve our attention more than the latest novel to have followed us home from Powell’s. But as any reader knows, once you’ve been sucked into a story, you’re along for the ride. Why? Author, editor, and neuroscience geek Susan DeFreitas explores the evolutionary roots of storytelling and how we use stories to help navigate our everyday lives.
About Susan DeFreitas
An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle, Story Magazine, the Huffington Post, Daily Science Fiction, and Southwestern American Literature, along with many other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West, and holds an MFA from Pacific University. She serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing and a certified book coach with Author Accelerator.