Self-proclaimed misfit, teacher and award-winning author Lidia Yuknavitch (Dora: A Headcase, The Chronology of Water, The Small Backs of Children) comes to the stage with her plain-speak, Oregon-style delivery on March 4. Yuknavitch got her big break in the writing world at the age of 30 – after an abusive childhood, failed marriages, a stint or two in jail and rehab, flunking out of college and losing a child. As she explains it, she had to first to learn to tell her own story before she could tell others. And this, she does well. Her clear fluid writing takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery, though it appears that is the job also of the main characters. Her 2016 TED talk, addressing the “misfit” in us all, received a standing ovation and already has more than1 million views.