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November 14th, 2018

  • Source: Bangor Daily News 5:00pm: Gender and the Role of War Literature in Shaping Collective Memory: The Wartime Writings of Mary Borden
    A Dixon Award Presentation by Katie Mitcheltree
    Female voices are under-represented in the poetry of World War I, in part because of the belief that those who have not experienced combat cannot understand it, and therefore cannot communicate it to others. According to this “combat gnosticism,” only soldiers who fought in the trenches can write war poetry. But what of those non-combatants who worked close enough to the front that they were under direct threat from gunfire and artillery? What of those who dealt directly with the bloody aftermath of the war’s most devastating battles? Mary Borden, who published several poems while working at a field hospital on the Western front, is one such case.

November 12th, 2018

  • Alix Ohlin 6:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Alix Ohlin
    Alix Ohlin published her debut novel The Missing Person in 2006, and followed up with the short story collection Babylon and Other Stories in 2007. Her second novel, Inside, and her second short story collection, Signs and Wonders, were both published on the same day in 2012.  She is the chair of The University of British Columbia’s creative writing program in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

November 9th, 2018

  • Layli Long Soldier 5:30pm: A Poetry Reading by Layli Long Soldier

    Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in  POETRYMagazine, The New York Times,The American PoetThe American ReaderThe Kenyon Review Online, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. Most recently, she received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

October 16th, 2018

September 25th, 2018

  • Eric Schlosser 5:00pm: Eric Schlosser, Bestselling Author of Fast Food Nation & Command and Control 

    Eric Schlosser explores subjects ignored by the mainstream media and tries to give a voice to people at the margins of society. As an investigative journalist, he’s followed the harvest with migrant farm workers in California, spent time with meatpacking workers in Texas and Colorado, told the stories of marijuana growers and pornographers and the victims of violent crime, gone on duty with the New York Police Department Bomb Squad, and visited prisons throughout the United States. His aim is to shed light on worlds that are too often hidden. His work defies easy categorization, earning praise from a wide variety of publications like the Nation, Fortune, The Financial Times, and the National Review.

September 5th, 2018

  • Marian Pierce 6:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Marian Pierce
     Marian Pierce is the author of the short story collection  Finding Land: Stores of Japan (2018).  She has worked for NHK radio, backpacked in the Himalayas, and traveled to India four times.  Her stories have appeared in GQ, Portland Monthly Magazine, Yomimono, Creative Writers’ Handbook, Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997, STORY, The Mississippi Review, Confrontation, Puerto del Sol and Hospital Drive, and her essays in The Japan Times and Yoga Rahasya (India). She has received fellowships from Literary Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, the MacDowell Colony and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. and was a finalist for the David Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia for an author writing about the Far East.  She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received the Paul Engle fellowship for excellence of prose style in fiction.

April 26th, 2018

  • 5:00pm: English Honors Presentations
    Please join us for honors presentations by senior English majors Kendall Graham, Peter Kranitz, Emily Price, and Angelica True.  Each student will give a brief summary of their paper to be followed by a question and answer session.

April 25th, 2018

  • 6:00pm: 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.