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- NEWSShow/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.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.The English Department will celebrate with the graduating seniors and their families in a virtual send-off.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!
Tuse Mahenya BA ’21 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 8.The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.
- EVENTSSeptember 22Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2021. His novels include Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise, which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize, and most recently, Afterlives. Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah immigrated to the United Kingdom in the late 1960s. He is professor emeritus of English and postcolonial literatures at the University of Kent, and lives in Canterbury.October 4We are delighted to kickoff our LC English Fall ’22 Reading Series by showcasing work by Visiting Instructor and LC alumna Audrey Gutierrez! Audrey Gutierrez is a Cuban-American writer from Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a finalist of the 2022 PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship and of the Mary Blodgett Fiction Prize from the University of Iowa.October 28LC English welcomes hurmat kazmi to our LC English Fall ’22 Reading Series! hurmat kazmi is a fiction writer and playwright from Karachi, Pakistan. They are currently an MFA candidate in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and have published fiction in The New Yorker, American Short Fiction, and McSweeney’s, and The Atlantic.November 8LC English welcomes the poet Jane Wong! Jane is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James, 2021) and Overpour (Action Books, 2016). Her debut memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City, is forthcoming from Tin House in May 2023.