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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Win Tickets to Back Fence PDX's Russian Roulette!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

This image makes more sense if you know Steve Almond wrote a book called Candyfreak.
  • This image makes more sense if you know Steve Almond wrote a book called Candyfreak.

Have you ever seen Steve Almond live? Steve Almond is one of those people who seems incapable of opening his mouth without being funny and incisive, which makes him a perfect candidate for Russian Roulette, Back Fence PDX's off-the-cuff storytelling series. If you haven't been, it's a Back Fence spinoff in which participants are given 5 minutes to come up with a 5-minute story, based on a randomly chosen prompt.

Also on the bill: Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem; Arthur Bradford, creator of How's Your News and director of Six Days to Air: The Making of South Park; and plenty of other fun people.

The show is on Saturday night at 8 pm at Disjecta; tickets are $16-18 and available here—or you can email me by 3 pm Friday with "candyfreak" in the title for a chance to win a pair of tickets. May the odds be ever in your favor. in your favor.

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