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April 19th, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm:
Special Collections Invites You to Tea Time
Watzek Special Collections invites you to join us to welcome newly declared History and English majors with a traditional tea and appetizers. Gather and celebrate while introducing Lewis & Clark’s rich resources in Special Collections and Archives. The winners of the book collection contest will also be announced at this ceremony.
April 9th, 2018
A Poetry Reading by Jane Wong
Jane Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center. The recipient of The American Poetry Review’s 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, The Volta, Third Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner), Best New Poets 2012 (The University of Virginia Press) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press). She is the author of OVERPOUR (Action Books). This fall, she will be an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.
4:00pm - 5:00pm:
Poetry Writing Workshop with Jane Wong, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University
Please join us for an opportunity to listen to and workshop with a prominent PNW Asian- American poet! Jane Wong is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Western Washington University. She also teaches at Hugo House, in Seattle, Washington.
No writing experience is required and students of all backgrounds are welcome!
April 5th, 2018
A Poetry Reading by Samiya Bashir
Samiya Bashir’s previous books of poetry, Gospel and Where the Apple Falls, exist.
Sometimes she makes poems of dirt.
Sometimes zeros and ones.
Sometimes variously rendered text.
She lives in Portland Oregon, with a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College.
March 20th, 2018
Book Warming: Jerry Harp
Book warming for a new book of poems, Spirit Under Construction, by Associate Professor with Term of the Humanities Jerry Harp
March 16th, 2018
Reading and Q&A with Booker Prize Nominated Author and Literary Agent
A literary agent – and finalist for the 2015 National Book Award – reads from his work and takes questions from the audience.
Of interest to graduate students in addiction treatment, as well.
March 6th, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm:
Korean-American Novelist and Essayist Reads from His Work
A dynamic event – with reading and Q&A with novelist Matthew Salesses.
March 1st, 2018
Realist Montage: Reinventing Modernism at the Mid-Century.
Benjamin Kohlmann is Assistant Professor of English at Freiburg University, Germany, having previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. The title of his talk is “Realist Montage: Reinventing Modernism at the Mid-Century.” This lecture is co-sponsored by the English and History departments.
February 26th, 2018
A Poetry Reading by Paul Merchant
Paul Merchant was born in Wales and taught for many years at Warwick University. Since 1988 he has lived in Oregon, where he was Director of the William Stafford Archives in Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College. His volumes from Five Seasons Press include Bone from a Stag’s Heart (1988 Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Some Business of Affinity (2006 Oregon Book Award finalist), and Bread & Caviar (2016). His translations from Greek, Modern Greek, Latin and Welsh have been published by Five Seasons, Trask House and Tavern Books.
February 19th, 2018
2018 Dixon Award Presentation by Emily Price
The Fantastical Image: Monstrosity and Humanity in Medieval European Bestiaries
This presentation, based on research conducted in the summer of 2017 with the support of the Hillary and Adam Dixon Award, will explore medieval conceptions of monstrosity through the lens of the bestiary. It will trace the evolution of the bestiary through its pictures and stories, considering how its images unsettle the boundaries between human and inhuman, and how its ideas about monstrosity and human nature still remain with us.