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January 27th, 2016

  • Image preview 7:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Natalie Serber

    Natalie Serber is the author of Shout Her Lovely Name, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, a summer reading selection from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of the Pacific Northwest. Community Chest, (Two Sylvias Press), a memoir, was released in the fall of 2015. Her fiction has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, and Hunger Mountain.  Essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Oregonian, The Rumpus, Salon, and Fourth Genre.  She lives in Portland with her family.

December 11th, 2015

  • Image preview 2:00pm - 3:00pm: World Literature in Dialogue Senior Seminar Poster Session
    Please join the students in Professor Rishona Zimring’s World Literature in Dialogue senior seminar as they present their theses at the end-of-semester poster session.  The senior seminar is the capstone course of the English major.

December 2nd, 2015

  • Image preview 6:30pm: A Fiction Reading by Willy Vlautin

    Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water So Close to Home that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published four novels: The Motel Life (2007–NYT Editor’s choice and notable book, made into a major motion picture starring Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsh, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson), Northline (2008), Lean on Pete (2010-Winner of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, short-listed for the IMPAC award), and The Free (2014-Winner of the Oregon People’s Choice Award).

November 17th, 2015

  • 4:00pm: 2015 Dixon Award Presentations by English Majors Emile Dultra and Emma Post
    Dixon Award grant recipients Emile Dultra and Emma Post will present their research findings to faculty, students, and the community.  Please join us in celebrating their work.  In addition, this will be a unique opportunity for junior English majors to ask questions about the $2,500 research and travel grant and how to apply.

November 11th, 2015

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Fiction Reading by Percival Everett
    Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Assumption, Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, and Glyph. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Believer Book Award, and the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction. He has fly fished the west for over thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles.

November 2nd, 2015

  • Image preview 4:30pm: Oh God My Cousin: Thoughts At the Intersection of Life and Literature
    Please join the English department for a faculty colloquium with Lyell Asher.  Professor Asher will give a talk entitled, “Oh God My Cousin:  Thoughts At the Intersection of Life and Literature.”  Refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!

October 29th, 2015

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Fiction Reading by John Treat
    John Whittier Treat, a native of New Haven, joined the Yale faculty in 1999 after teaching for eighteen years at the University of Washington, Berkeley, Stanford and Texas. He has been Professor Emeritus at Yale since 2014. He continues to teach courses in modern Japanese literature and criticism, and occasionally Korean studies and LGBT studies.  He has recently completed his first novel, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House and is at work on a second, First Consonants.  This event is co-sponsored by the departments of English, History, and Gender Studies.

October 16th, 2015

  • Image preview 3:00pm - 4:00pm: John F. Callahan Acquisition Announcement and Open House Reception
    Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives are excited to announce the acquisition of the John F. Callahan Literary Archives.  Please join us for an Open House Reception on Friday, October 16, from 3-4 pm in the Heritage Room of Watzek Library.

April 29th, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Senior 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 28th, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Senior Fiction Reading
    Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from the Advanced Fiction Writing course.  Refreshments will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you there!