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Story/Teller: We Run the Tides with Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits and Marin Ireland

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Wednesday, 7:30 pm EST February 10, 2021

Online via Zoom

Award-winning actor Marin Ireland will perform a dramatic reading of the first chapter from Vendela Vida’s novel We Run the Tides, out February 9, 2021. Ireland also narrated the audiobook. After the performance, Vida and Heidi Julavits, both founding editors of the arts and culture magazine The Believer, will discuss the work.

Set in a quiet oceanside neighborhood of San Francisco, We Run the Tides follows the story of two teenage girls who experience the changes of adolescence alongside the city’s tech-boom transformation. When a potential kidnapping shakes the idyllic neighborhood, the story becomes a compelling mystery as well as a tribute to youth.

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    Vendela Vida

    Vendela Vida

    Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, The Lovers, and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. She is a founding editor of The Believer and coeditor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She was a founding board member of 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing center for youth, and lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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    Heidi Julavits

    Heidi Julavits

    Heidi Julavits writes fiction and nonfiction. She’s the author, most recently, of The Folded Clock, as well as a memoir to be published this year or next. She and Vendela Vida, along with Ed Park, co-founded the The Believer in 2003.

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    Marin Ireland

    Marin Ireland

    Marin Ireland’s theatre credits include Blue Ridge, Reasons to be Pretty (Theatre World Award, Tony nomination), The Big Knife, and After Miss Julie, both also on Broadway, Ironbound, Kill Floor, Blasted, Marie Antoinette, and Cyclone (Obie Award), among others.

    Television and film work includes Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), Light From Light, The Irishman, Sneaky Pete, Girls, Homeland, Masters of Sex, The Divide, The Slap, Sparrows Dance, The Family Fang, 28 Hotel Rooms, In the Radiant City, Hell or High Water, and Flint, in which she portrays activist Melissa Mays.