Write Around Presents

An Evening with Steven Moore

Thursday, May 11

7:00 PM

Bag & Baggage Productions’ Vault Theater

350 E. Main St.   Hillsboro, OR  97123


Join Write Around Portland and author Steven Moore on May 11 for a reading from his new book The Distance from Slaughter County: Lessons from Flyover Country.

As a soldier and civilian, Steven Moore has traveled from the American Midwest to Afghanistan and beyond. In those travels, he’s seen what place can mean, specifically rural places, and how it follows us, changes us. His writing explores where we come from and the disconnection we often feel between each other: between veterans and nonveterans, between people of different political beliefs, between regions, and between eras.

Following Steven’s reading, Write Around Portland will lead a creative writing activity inspired by the themes in his work. Join us!

*A limited number of free tickets are available for folks experiencing financial hardship. Please contact Leah at lmiddleton@writearound.org to request a ticket.

About the Author

Steven Moore is the author of The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier, which received the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, and the recent essay collection The Distance from Slaughter County: Lessons from Flyover Country. His nonfiction has appeared in literary journals such as The Normal School; Iron Horse Literary Review; War, Literature, and the Arts; Mud Season Review; the anthology Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War; and was named as notable in the Best American Essays 2021. He holds an MFA from Oregon State University and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Getting to the Vault Theater

The Vault Theatre is located at 350 E Main St in downtown Hillsboro. The theatre is a one-block walk from the MAX Blue Line. Street parking is also available.

Thank you Bag & Baggage Productions for donating your space for this event!

Register for An Evening with Steven Moore

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