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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.
April 27th, 2016
Senior Student Poetry Reading
Please join us as the 2014-2015 Lewis & Clark College Writer’s Series concludes with readings of original works of poetry by senior students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
April 26th, 2016
Senior Student Fiction Reading
Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Don Water’s Advanced Fiction Writing course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
March 30th, 2016
A Fiction Reading by Robin Romm
Robin Romm is the author of two books, a chapbook, and numerous articles and book reviews. Her story collection, The Mother Garden, was a finalist for the PEN USA prize. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly.
March 16th, 2016
A Poetry Reading by Mark Levine
Mark Levine is the author of three books of poems, Debt, Enola Gay, and The Wilds, and a book of nonfiction, F5.
A member of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop faculty since 1999, he has also worked extensively as a journalist for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The New Yorker, and he currently writes a monthly column for Bicycling.
March 8th, 2016
English Colloquium: Paul St. Amour, “Surface, Context, and Uncanny Historicism”
Paul K. Saint-Amour is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on Victorian and modernist literature, with special interests in the novel, law, trauma, and visual culture studies. Saint-Amour co-edits, with Jessica Berman, the Modernist Latitudes book series at Columbia UP. He edited the volume Modernism and Copyright (2011) for Oxford UP’s Modernist Literature and Culture series and has just completed a book entitled Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form, (Oxford UP, 2015).
March 3rd, 2016
A Poetry Reading by D.A. Powell
D. A. Powell’s most recent books are Repast (2014) and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (2012) which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. His honors include the Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and an Arts & Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, Powell has taught at University of Iowa, UT-Austin, Columbia, Davidson and Stanford. He lives in San Francisco.