Portland | AWP panel "A Tribute to Lucia Berlin"
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The Triumph of Lucia Berlin. (Elizabeth Geoghegan, Emily Bell, Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, Stephen Emerson, August Kleinzahler) The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women in 2015 catapulted the late Lucia Berlin from relative obscurity to international acclaim. Her autobiographical stories and jazz-influenced prose reveal the grit and grace of life in the margins and are masterpieces of the form. This panel of five people intimately connected to Berlin and her publishing legacy discuss and pay tribute to her extraordinary life, her influence as a writer and teacher, and her triumphant posthumous success.