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October 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Fiction Reading by Alexis Smith
    The English department is delighted to welcome author Alexis Smith.  Her first novel, Glaciers, was published by Tin House Books.  Her second novel, Islands, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

September 29th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm: An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
    Please join us for a special evening with poet Marilyn Chin! This event is co-sponsored by Lewis & Clark College’s Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement and the English Department. It is free and open to the public.

September 16th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Director Shaye Areheart to Discuss The Columbia University Publishing Course
    The English department is delighted to welcome former Vice President and Publisher of two imprints at Random House, Shaye Areheart for a second evening to discuss the Columbia University Publishing Course, which she currently directs.   The Columbia University Publishing Course has – for more than 60 years – been training young men and women for careers as editors, literary agents, publishers, designers, publicists and more. Graduates can be found in every kind of job, at major magazines and publishing houses across the nation.

September 15th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Conversation with Shaye Areheart
    Please join Professor Pauls Toutonghi for a conversation with publisher and Director of Columbia University Publishing Course Shay Areheart.

May 10th, 2014

  • Image preview 11:00am - 1:00pm: English Department Senior Reception
    English graduates and their guests are cordially invited to a reception to celebrate students graduating with a major or a minor in the department.  Please RSVP to

May 1st, 2014

April 24th, 2014

  • 7:00pm: 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 22nd, 2014

  • 7:00pm: Senior Fiction Readings
    The Department of English department cordially invites you to one of our most anticipated annual events.  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 15th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Poetry Reading by Michael McGriff
    Please join the English Department for a poetry reading by Stegner Fellow, founding editor of Tavern Books, and visiting professor at Lewis & Clark, Michael MGriff.  Professor McGriff has published several books and his poems have appeared in such places as Slate, The Believer, American Poetry Review, and Bookforum.

April 14th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Poetry Readings by Samiya Bashir & Joy Katz
    The Lewis & Clark English department and Watzek Library are delighted to welcome the community to a co-reading by poets Samiya Bashir and Joy Katz.  Refreshments will be provided.