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Think Out Loud: I Must Be Dreaming

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November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Portland’5 Newmark Theatre

Dave Miller, host of OPB Radio’s Think Out Loud, interviews #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast about her new graphic narrative, exploring the surreal nighttime world inside her mind-and untangling one of our most enduring human mysteries: dreams.

Ancient Greeks, modern seers, Freud, Jung, neurologists, poets, artists, shamans-humanity has never ceased trying to decipher one of the strangest unexplained phenomena we all experience: dreaming. Now, in her new book, Roz Chast illustrates her own dream world, a place that is sometimes creepy but always hilarious, accompanied by an illustrated tour through “Dream-Theory Land” guided by insights from poets, philosophers, and psychoanalysts alike. Illuminating, surprising, funny, and often profound, I Must Be Dreaming explores Roz Chast’s newest subject of fascination-and promises to make it yours, too.

I Must Be Dreaming is Roz Chast as her chastiest, serving up cartoons directly from the source of her apparently vintage chintz-upholstered unconscious. They reduced me repeatedly to spasms of laugh-crying. Indeed, I imagine Freud and Jung are not only spinning in their graves right now, they are peeing their pants.”
—Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Portland Book Festival General Admission Passes are required for entry into all events. Passes are $15 in advance and $25 day of Festival. Youth 17 & under get in FREE. All full-priced General Admission Passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum. Passes admit attendees to the Festival; individual events are first-come, first-served. More info here.

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Roz Chast

Roz Chast's cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She is the author of the graphic memoirs Going Into Town (Winner of the New York City Book Award) and the #1 New York Times bestseller (100 weeks) Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award; What I Hate: From A to Z; and her cartoon collections The Party, After You Left and Theories of Everything, among others. She was awarded the Harvey Hall of Fame Award. She lives in Connecticut and New York.
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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud." Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of "Open Source," a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show. His stories have aired on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition Saturday." Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.
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Date:
November 4
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Portland’5 Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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