Sophia Shalmiyev with Claire Dederer

Portland writer Sophia Shalmiyev, originally from Leningrad, is here as the author of a brilliant new memoir, Mother Winter (Simon & Schuster). She’ll be joined in conversation by acclaimed memoir author Claire Dederer, whose most recent book is Love and Trouble.

“A rich tapestry of autobiography and meditations on feminism, motherhood, art, and culture, this book is as intellectually satisfying as it is artistically profound. A sharply intelligent, lyrically provocative memoir.” —Kirkus Reviews on Mother Winter.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122