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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.
December 1st, 2016
A Fiction Reading by Arthur Bradford
Arthur Bradford is an O Henry Award winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. His writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Vice, Men’s Journal, and many other publications. His first book, Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and Vintage paperback in 2002, and has been translated into ten languages. In 2012 McSweeney’s published Benny’s Brigade, a children’s book. Bradford’s newest book, “Turtleface”, was published by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux in February 2015.
November 29th, 2016
English Faculty Colloquium with Professor Jerry Harp
Editing the Letters of Donald Justice
This colloquium will be a report on the progress of Jerry Harp’s work editing the letters of the poet Donald Justice for publication. The discussion will include some reflections on the purposes of editing a writer’s letters, as well as the themes that are emerging in Justice’s letters: his development as a writer and artist, his search for an artistic community, his relationship to his tradition and contemporaries. The presentation will also include some poems hitherto unpublished, along with some discoveries concerning Justice’s published poems.
November 16th, 2016
A Poetry Reading by John Beer
John Beer is the author of Lucinda: A Poem (Canarium, 2016) and The Waste Land and Other Poems(Canarium, 2010), which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He has also edited Poems 1962-1997 by Robert Lax (Wave, 2013). He lives in Portland and teaches creative writing at Portland State University.
November 15th, 2016
3:30pm - 4:30pm:
BOOKWARMING EVENT (canceled)
Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi
Dog GoneA Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home
November 2nd, 2016
Johnny Stallings Presents “King Lear”
This is an encore performance of Johnny Stallings’ solo version of King Lear. Stallings first performed his solo version of King Lear in the spring of 1978, thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Commission of Portland. Since then, he has performed in schools, theaters, prisons, and at the Cornelia Connell Theater in New York.
October 4th, 2016
A Poetry Reading by Ada Limón
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.
September 21st, 2016
Matthew Korfhage, “So You Wanna Be a Journalist?”
The world of print media is disappearing. There are less and less ways to pay the bills by writing. Digital media is evolving as fast as you can read this sentence. What’s a soon-to-be-graduated English major to do? Whether you want to set the world alight with your investigative journalism, or just write for a living, Willamette Week’s Matthew Korfhage talks about his path through the contemporary media landscape.
April 28th, 2016
Literary Review Release Party!
The Literary Review, Lewis & Clark’s student-run literary magazine will be celebrating the release of this year’s edition with food and good company. The magazine features poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction written by students from various majors. Please join us!
English Honors Thesis Defenses
Please join us for honors presentations by senior English majors Frances Mahoney-Mosedale and Kristen Lang.
Frances’s thesis is entitled “(A Bad Accident is to Happen Quite Soon).” Kristen will present on her thesis entitled “The Entanglement of Season of Migration to the North and Othello, The Moor of Venice.” Refreshments will be provided.