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January 25th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by James Galvin
James Galvin was raised in northern Colorado. He has published eight collections of poetry, most recently EVERYTHING WE ALWAYS KNEW WAS TRUE (Copper Canyon, 2016). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed prose book THE MEADOW, and the novel FENCING THE SKY. His honors include a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, a Lannan Literary Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has a home and some horses outside of Tie Siding, Wyoming, and is a member of the permanent faculty of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
February 28th, 2017
Marketing, Publicity, and Editing with Mary Bisbee-Beek
For over thirty years, Mary Bisbee-Beek has been immersed in the world of books and literature, serving at different times as editor, publicist, and marketing consultant. She will talk to students about the world of publishing books – and the state it’s in, today. She will discuss what book publicity is, and what a potential career in the literary arena might look like, today, and in ten years.
March 7th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by L&C Alumnus Rosalie Moffett
Rosalie Moffett is the author of June in Eden, winner of The Journal/Wheeler prize, forthcoming from OSU Press in 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, AGNI, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, the anthology “Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets,” and elsewhere. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, and the winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review prize as well as the Ploughshares Emerging Writer prize. A Lewis & Clark alumnus, Rosalie received her MFA from Purdue University.
March 15th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by Derrick Austin
Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions), selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize. He is a Cave Canem fellow. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, Callaloo, Nimrod, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. Currently, he is the Ron Wallace Fellow at the University of Wisconsin.
April 6th, 2017
A Fiction Reading by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers – his artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form. His transcendent novel The English Patient explores the stories of people history fails to reveal by intersecting four diverse lives at
the end of World War II. This bestselling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.