Stephanie Plymale in Conversation with Tina Ontiveros
Thursday March 11 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
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American Daughter is at once the deeply moving memoir of a troubled mother-daughter relationship and a meditation on trauma, resilience, transcendence, and redemption. Stephanie's story is unique but its messages are universal, offering insight into what it means to survive, to rise above, to heal, and to forgive.
STEPHANIE THORNTON PLYMALE is the CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design and the founder of the Heritage Home Foundation, a nonprofit serving families transitioning from homelessness. She lives with her husband and three children in Portland, Oregon.
TINA ONTIVEROS is a writer and teacher based in the Columbia River Gorge. Raised below the federal poverty line, Tina is the first person in her family to go to college and she completed her education while raising her children. As a writer and a teacher, Tina’s work explores class, generational hardship, and the social constructs that marginalize the poor. Her essay, The Life We Pay For, was a top ten most read of 2019 Oregon Humanities Magazine feature. Her memoir, rough house, has spent 17 consecutive weeks on the PNBA Bestseller's list and was awarded a 2021 Pacific Northwest Book Award.