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"Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living"

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In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It’s an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo. In Scratch Manjula Martin has gathered interviews and essays from established and rising authors to confront the age-old question: How do creative people make money?

Manjula has a book event tonight at 7:30 at Powell's, located at 1005 W Burnside in Portland, she will be joined for a panel discussion by authors Cheryl Strayed, Cari Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and A. M. O’Malley.