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Octavio Solis Writes About Himself For A Change

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Octavio Solis on a 2017 visit.

Octavio Solis is used to telling the stories of other people in his work.  He's a playwright with a large body of work and several awards to show for it; his plays have been produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among many other venues. 

Now he's strayed from his usual genre by writing a memoir focused on his early years in El Paso, Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border.  Octavio joins us once again to talk about the work and the life that led to it.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.