2013 Convention

March 20 - 23 • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower • Portland, OR

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Featured Speakers' Books

Ursula K. Le Guin

Finding My Elegy

Dancing at the Edge of the World

The Dispossessed

The Language of the Night

The Lathe of Heaven

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Word for World is Forest

Timothy Egan

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Anne Fadiman

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love


"Hearing great writers like Li-Young Lee and Chris Abani was one of the greatest highlights of the trip. The passion and creativity of these writers along with the student writers that I listened to are proving to be a great influence in my own writing this semester ." Read complete story.

Raina L. Shults
Theta Omicron Chapter
Union University, Jackson, TN
2010 Convention

Featured Speakers

Ursula K. Le Guin
Timothy Egan
Anne Fadiman

Ursula K. Le Guin

Thursday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.
Reading and Interview, followed by book signing

Speaker details
Ursula K. Le Guin's Website

Timothy Egan

Friday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.
Presentation, followed by book signing

Speaker details
Timothy Egan's Website

Anne Fadiman

Saturday, March 23, 11:00 a.m.
Question and Answer Session

Saturday, March 23, 2:15 p.m.
Presentation, followed by book signing

Speaker details
Sigma Tau Delta 2013 Common Reader: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Anne Fadiman's Biography