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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.
March 15th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by Derrick Austin
Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions), selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize. He is a Cave Canem fellow. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, Callaloo, Nimrod, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. Currently, he is the Ron Wallace Fellow at the University of Wisconsin.
March 7th, 2017
A Poetry Reading by L&C Alumna Rosalie Moffett
Rosalie Moffett is the author of June in Eden, winner of The Journal/Wheeler prize, forthcoming from OSU Press in 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, AGNI, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, the anthology “Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets,” and elsewhere. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, and the winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review prize as well as the Ploughshares Emerging Writer prize. A Lewis & Clark alumna, Rosalie received her MFA from Purdue University.
February 28th, 2017
Marketing, Publicity, and Editing with Mary Bisbee-Beek
For over thirty years, Mary Bisbee-Beek has been immersed in the world of books and literature, serving at different times as editor, publicist, and marketing consultant. She will talk to students about the world of publishing books – and the state it’s in, today. She will discuss what book publicity is, and what a potential career in the literary arena might look like, today, and in ten years.
2017 Dixon Award Presentation by Emma Cranston
Through the efforts of two English alumni, Hillary and Adam Dixon, this $2,500.00 award was established in 2002 by the Dixon Family Foundation to be given to one junior English major each year. Emma Cranston, the 2016 grant recipient, will present her research findings. The title of her talk is Derek Walcott, The BBC’s “Caribbean Voices”, and Emma Cranston.