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February 14th, 2018

  • Image preview 3:00pm: Book Warming: Kim Stafford
    Associate Professor and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute Kim Stafford will read some poems from his new book and entertain questions from the audience.

February 13th, 2018

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Don Waters

    Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and two story collections, The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain and Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His fiction has been widely published and anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest.

February 6th, 2018

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Robert Hass
    United States Poet Laureate (1995–1997)
    National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Environmentalist, and Teacher

January 31st, 2018

November 30th, 2017

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Nonfiction Reading by Ryan White
    Twice named one of the top writers in the country by the Society for Features Journalism, Ryan White spent nearly 16 years at the Oregonian covering sports, music, and culture. He has appeared on the public radio variety show Live Wire! as both an interviewer and an essayist. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, the Sacramento Bee, the Portland Mercury, and Portland Monthly magazine. His newest book is, Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way.

November 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview 6:00pm: 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

  • Image preview 4:30pm: 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

  • Image preview 6:00pm: 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

  • Image preview 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

  • Image preview 7:00pm: 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!