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Behind the Legend of JT LeRoy

PENELOPE BASS
7:30 pm., Thursday March 28 | $25.
Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave.
 
Nothing riles up the literary community quite like an author taking liberties with “the truth.” In 1999, author Laura Albert helped publicize the novel Sarah written by JT LeRoy, a teenaged former street kid, about life on the streets. LeRoy went on to publish two more acclaimed works of fiction. But in 2006, it was revealed that JT LeRoy was in fact Albert herself. Fierce media backlash aside, Albert’s books continued to win praise. Portland authors Lidia Yuknavitch, Jon Raymond, Arthur Bradford and Monica Drake will read from Albert’s work followed by a live, onstage interview with the author. The event is a fundraiser for P:ear, which offers creative mentoring to homeless youth.

Where: Disjecta
Phone: 286-9449
Address: 8371 N Interstate Ave.
Website: disjecta.org

 
 

Disjecta

8371 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR
97217
 
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