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Live Wire: Wordstock Edition with Diana Nyad, Jesse Eisenberg, Heidi Julavi

Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave
Event Contact Person: Lauren Masterson

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This event is provided by Live Wire Radio

Live Wire is delighted to partner with Literary Arts to present a very special edition of Portland’s own nationally distributed public radio variety show on November 7th in conjunction with Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

TIME: Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
COST: $18 – $35
PLACE: The Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Diana Nyad
On September 2013, after four attempts, Diana Nyad made history as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Nyad has since performed a one-woman show, been featured in a TED talk and performed on Dancing With the Stars. She’s now set her sights on walking across the U.S. in 2016 and is the author of the book Find a Way, which will be released this month.

Jesse Eisenberg
In addition to having cornered the market on playing charming nerds in blockbusters, actor Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network) has published three plays, multiple New Yorker pieces and has now released a book of short stories, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, taking readers from modern L.A. to ancient Pompeii.

Heidi Julavits
Julavits is the author of four novels and the co-editor of The Believer magazine. Her most recent project is The Folded Clock: A Diary—a memoir she decided to write after re-looking at her teenage diaries and deciding she needed a do-over.

Sloane Crosley
An essayist, editor and all-around literary supahstar, I Was Told There’d Be Cake author Sloane Crosley is known for her hilarious and poignant essays. Her first novel, The Clasp, is already receiving high praise.

Israel Nebeker
The lead singer and guitarist for Portland’s own folk-pop sextet Blind Pilot, currently in the studio working on their third album. Nebeker recently produced Dancing in Gold, the latest record from the Von Trapps.

Laura Gibson
Do you love Tiny Desk Concerts? You can thank Laura Gibson for that, as her beautiful, lilting and quietly powerful voice was the one that inspired NPR to start them. Laura’s produced four solo records and her last collaboration was a musical, Up the Fall.

Live Wire is radio variety for cultural omnivores. The show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, innovative writing, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, OR, and aired on over 65 public radio stations across the country.