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An Evening with Casey Parks
An Evening with Casey Parks

Fri, Sep 08


Peace First Lutheran Church

An Evening with Casey Parks

Casey Parks, author of the award-winning Diary of a Misfit and a reporter for the Washington Post, will speak in Astoria on Sept. 8 at a free reading and reception hosted by the Writer’s Guild of Astoria and Peace First Lutheran Church, with support from Literary Arts.

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Time & Location

Sep 08, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Peace First Lutheran Church, 562 12th St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA

About the Event

Parks, who spent a decade as a reporter at The Oregonian, covers gender and family issues for the Post. Her first book, Diary of a Misfit, explores sexual identity, its treatment by the Southern Christian churches in which Parks grew up, and her tortured relationship with her mother. The New York Times said of the book: "Most moving is Parks’s depiction of a queer lineage, her assertion of an ancestry of outcasts, a tapestry of fellow misfits into which the marginalized will always, for better or worse, fit."

Astoria cartoonist and author Alyssa Graybeal will open the evening. Graybeal is the author of Floppy, an award-winning memoir about living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissues.

The reading will be followed by a reception and signing by the authors.


  • General Admission




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