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Mercy Corps Action Center Speaker Series Featuring Tracy Kidder

Event Date: 
October 13, 2009 - 19:30 - 21:00

AN EVENING WITH TRACY KIDDER, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009

Best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder comes to Portland to discuss his new book, Strength in What Remains : A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting.

Kidder tells the story of Deo, a survivor of the Tutsi-Hutu genocide. A young medical student in Burundi, Deo escapes to America and becomes a homeless person living in New York's Central Park who then manages to eke out a subsistence living delivering groceries. Through a series of miraculous encounters, he graduates from Columbia University and returns home to build a medical clinic in his native Burundi.

Author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, House and The Soul of a New Machine among others, Kidder is also the recipient of the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. He lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Mercy Corps Action Center Community Room
28 SW 1st in Portland, OR
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm; Enter through 45 SW Ankeny Entrance)

TICKETS: $20 (includes admission and a copy of the book) go on sale Monday, Sept. 28th until sold out.

Phone orders only: Call 503-896-5701 starting September 28, to place an order with a credit card. If you reach voice mail, please leave your phone number and we'll return the call as soon as possible. This event is sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities & the Mercy Corps Action Center

Location:
Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW 1st St
Portland, OR 97204
United States

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