Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison

I Feel Your Pain

Monday, March 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
Folger Theatre

Mitchell S. Jackson's novel The Residue Years, the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, is based on his own coming-of-age, in a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood harrowed by the crack cocaine epidemic. Leslie Jamison's widely-lauded essay collection The Empathy Exams starts with her own memories of working as a model patient for medical students and goes on to explore how we perceive other people's pain. Both writers investigate the extremes of experience-- their own and others'-- in dazzling fiction and essays.