News and Events
- NEWSThe LC Literary Review will publish its 50th Anniversary Issue this coming spring! The editorial team is reading submissions now through February 14th, 2023 and will notify writers and artists which pieces they select soon afterwards.Poetry, prose, and visual art submissions are welcome and encouraged from all LC students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the greater LC community.The Lewis & Clark College English Department is pleased to announce this year’s application process for the Dixon Award. Through the efforts of two of our alumni, Hillary and Adam Dixon, this $2,500.00 award was established in 2002 by the Dixon Family Foundation. It is given to one junior English major each year.Show/Performance title: The Starry Road To FreedomPrécis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.
This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.The 2022 Lewis & Clark Fiction Award is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. The winning writer is awarded a cash prize of $100 and the piece can be previously published.
The Vern Rutsala Academy of American Poets Prize Contest at Lewis & Clark College is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. Poems can be previously published. For more information about the Academy of American Poets visit www.poets.org
Fans of former Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford can get a never-before-seen look at early drafts of his poetry—and the folk art and Americana that informed them—at an exhibition devoted to the Kim Stafford Archive. The exhibition, located in Watzek Library, will be on view from March 18 to August 20, 2022.Submissions due by 5pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Submission may be from any field of study so long as gender is central to the work.
Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, discusses her new collection Playlist for the Apocalypse with LC professor (and National Book Award Winner), Mary Szybist at the 2021 Portland Book Festival on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00PM.
- EVENTSFebruary 9
Please join us for a screening of DOG GONE, a Netflix Original #1 film based on the book by LC English Professor Pauls Toutonghi! This feel-good film is based on a true story about one family’s quest to find their son’s lost dog, and stars Johnny Berchtold, Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Nick Peine. We will follow the film with Q&A with the author and a celebratory reception.
Hosted by the LC English Department and the Office of the President.March 6LC alumna Laurel Nakanishi (BA ’06) is a writer, educator, and author of the book of poetry, Ashore. She was born and raised in Kapālama on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. She holds degrees from the University of Montana and Florida International University and has been fortunate to receive fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and Japan-US Friendship Commission. She teaches creative writing to young people in Hawai‘i public schools.