TNB Presents:

The Nervous Breakdown’s Literary Experience – Portland

Boxing With Elephants (Like AA, but with Alcohol)

Two Hours of Laughs, Lounging and Litertainment brought to you by Portland-Area TNB Contributors:

Gloria Harrison
Meg Worden
Art Edwards
G. Xavier Robillard
Quenby Moone
James Bernard Frost
and more


The Hall of Records
3342 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-0892



Sunday, January 30, 2011
6:30pm – 8:30pm



Advertisement created by the talented and indespendable Quenby Moone.



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GLORIA HARRISON is a writer whose work has been featured on The Nervous Breakdown, Fictionaut, and This American Life. Gloria was the lead editor for The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past by Michael Munk, which was published through Ooligan Press in 2007. She was also a contributing editor to Pete Anthony's book, Immaculate, for which she received a high five and a ten dollar gift card to Stumptown Coffee. Gloria graduated from Portland State University with her B.A. in English in 2006 and now focuses on her own writing. She had a work of flash fiction published in The Bear Deluxe Magazine (No. 26). You can follow her on Twitter here.

Gloria lives in Portland, Oregon with her school-age twin boys. She is currently working on both a memoir and her first novel. You can contact Gloria via her Facebook page.

22 responses to “TNB’s Literary Experience – Portland – January 30, 2010”

  1. Art Edwards says:

    We need to talk music.

    I’m thinking of hiring a reunited Pixies for the show. I’ve talked to their booking agent, and we need to come up with $75,000.



    • Gloria says:

      That’s a great idea Art! Only, if we go in that direction, we’ll need to charge a cover – rather than keeping it free like it currently is. Let’s see – the Hall of Records holds 60 people. But between the readers and the bar staff, there are about ten people. So that leaves fifty. $75,000 divided by 50 equals…

      $1500 cover per head. Sounds great! Hey Q – can you redo the signs?

      • Art Edwards says:

        $1500 a head plus Ticketmaster fees will come to about $40,000 per ticket.

        Maybe we should include that in the fine print of the sign. Q, do you have a font on your computer that smaller than 1-point?

  2. Ashley Menchaca (New Orleans Lady) says:

    I want to go!!
    Who wants to fund my trip?

  3. Best of luck to all of you! Know the Seattle crew is cheering you on!

  4. Tom Hansen says:

    Cool. Wish I could get down there for this

  5. Meg Worden says:

    So glad you put this up, Gloria. Poster looks fantastic, Quenby. Looking so forward to this.

  6. James Bernard Frost says:

    The elephant will win. Though, we will try our best to defeat him.

  7. Aaron Dietz says:

    Love your flier!

    I’ll be watching from afar, in my mind.

  8. kittenpants says:

    When will TNB be landing in NYC? This looks fun.

  9. People will never pay 40 large to get in unless you throw in a free drink.

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