Past projects feed into future works.
Each experience, whether or not your realize it, informs on the rest of the decisions you make in your life. Jon Raymond learns this through his failures and eventual success.
About the speaker
Jon Raymond is a writer living in Portland. He is the author of the novels The Half-Life (2004) and Rain Dragon (2012), and the story collection, Livability (2009), winner of the Oregon Book Award and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Two of those stories were made into the films Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy. He is also the writer of the film Meek’s Cutoff and cowriter of the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. He is an editor of Plazm magazine, and a contributing editor to Tin House magazine. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, The Village Voice, and many other publications.
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