538 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Doors open at 7:00 PM, event begins at 7:30 PM, $7, All ages
Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com

The Telling Room, Greater Portland's nonprofit community writing center, presents an evening with award-winning writer George Saunders, whose stories devastate, surge with laughter, and somehow retain a sweet compassion for even the saddest of sad-sack characters. It is these characters, often speaking in an unsortable mix of advertising lingo, technical jargon, and self-help advice, who lead us into the strangest corners of America-from dystopian futuristic theme parks to absurdly small countries. Author of three acclaimed collections of fiction, including CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, as well as a novella and a New York Times bestselling children's book, his anticipated first book of nonfiction, The Braindead Megaphone, will be released in early September.

High school students interested in meeting with Saunders for a free talk on the craft of writing earlier in the day should call The Telling Room at 221-0780.


Added by alanapost on September 17, 2007

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