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Alissa Hattman w/ Siloh Radovsky at Browsers

September 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PDT

Browsers is excited to welcome Alissa Hattman, to read from and talk about her new novel, Sift, on Saturday, September 9 at 4:00 PM. Sift is published by The 3rd Thing, an Olympia-based micropress. Siloh Radowsky will read and join Alissa in conversation.

Two women set out through the haze of social and environmental collapse in search of fertile soil. As they travel through deserts, burned-over forests, and lightless mountain caverns, they learn to navigate the terrain of their evolving connection. An invocation, an elegy, a postcard home, Sift is a story about family wounds, humanity’s failures, how to care for one another at the end, and how to make a new beginning.


In addition to her debut novel Sift, Alissa Hattman is author of the zine POST (zines + things, 2021). Her writing has appeared in Carve, The Rumpus, The Gravity of the Thing, Shirley Magazine, Big Other, MAYDAY, and elsewhere. Alissa holds an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University and MA in Literature from Portland State University. She has worked as a fiction editor, book reviewer, zine librarian, writing group facilitator, and has been an artist-in-residence at several arts centers, most recently Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland. Originally from North Dakota, she now lives in Oregon where she teaches creative writing workshops and college composition. More at www.alissahattman.com.


Siloh Radovsky is a writer from the Midwest by way of the West Coast. She is currently working on a collection of linked essays exploring illness, subculture, and the paradox of making a livable life alongside chronic catastrophe. Siloh’s work has been published in Entropy (RIP!), Identity Theory[PANK], and elsewhere. She has an MFA from UC San Diego, hosts the podcast Experimental Practice, and writes a Substack called Essence of Toast. You can learn more at silohradovsky.net.


September 5, 2023
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT
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The 3rd Thing
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