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November 2nd, 2017
A Fiction Reading by John Freeman Gill
JOHN FREEMAN GILL is the author of the novel The Gargoyle Hunters (Knopf), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick described by The New York Times as “marvelously evocative … eye-opening” and by The Washington Post as “unabashedly charming.” A native New Yorker and longtime New York Times contributor, he has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and elsewhere. His Times articles have been anthologized in two New York Times books. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he won two prizes and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he received an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in New York City with his wife, three children, and a smattering of gargoyles.
October 25th, 2017
English Meet Your Major
Come hear from faculty and students about what it means to study English at Lewis & Clark. Mingle with English professors and ask questions of current majors. Pizza will be provided!
October 24th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout is Professor Emerita of writing in the literature department at the University of California at San Diego. She has also taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Bard College, Naropa University, San Diego State University, and San Francisco State University.
Wesleyan University Press published Armantrout’s thirteenth book of poetry, Partly: Nesw and Selected Poems, 2001–2015, in 2016. Her previous poetry collections include Itself (Wesleyan 2015), Just Saying (Wesleyan 2013), Money Shot (Wesleyan 2011); Versed (Wesleyan 2009), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; Next Life (Wesleyan 2007), which was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of 2007; Up to Speed (Wesleyan 2003), also selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best poetry books of the year, in 2003; Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2001), a finalist in the Poetry category for the 2002 PEN Center USA Literary Awards; and Just Saying (Wesleyan 2013).
September 22nd, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm:
“Immersion”, A Lecture by Dr. Warren Motte
Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Dr. Warren Motte specializes in contemporary writing, with particular focus upon experimentalist works that put accepted notions of literary form into question. In 2015, he was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government. In 2016, he was named College Professor of Distinction by the University of Colorado, a title “reserved for scholars and artists of national and international distinction who are also recognized by their College peers as teachers and colleagues
of exceptional talent.”
Co-sponsored with the Department of World Languages and Literatures
April 26th, 2017
Senior Student Poetry Reading
Please join us as the 2016-2017 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 25th, 2017
Senior Student Fiction Reading
Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Pauls Toutonghi’s Advanced Fiction Writing course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
April 21st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm:
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!
April 19th, 2017
English Honors Presentations
Please join us for honors presentations by senior English majors Cole Hildebrand, Hannah Smay, and Sammie Weiss. Abstracts of each thesis will be provided. Each student will give a brief summary of their paper to be followed by a question and answer session.
April 5th, 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.
March 22nd, 2017
Mary Szybist Poetry Reading
The Interim President and Trustees of Lewis & Clark invite you to celebrate the inauguration of Mary Szybist as the Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities. Mary Szybist has been a member of the Lewis & Clark College English department since 2004, and was named the college’s Teacher of the Year in 2010. Szybist is the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Her first book, Granted, won the 2004 GLCA New Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.