Robert Boswell

Robert BoswellThursday, November 13, 2014
7:30pm
The Milky Way Building, 2017 21st Ave.
This reading is free and open to the public

Robert Boswell has published seven novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. His work has earned him two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Boswell’s most recent novel, entitled Tumbledown, has been called, “A moving and often darkly hilarious meditation on sanity” by the Houston Chronicle. Author Richard Russo says, “Boswell’s real talent is for telling us the truth.”

Boswell holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.

Stephanie Lenox

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7:30pm
The Milky Way Building, 2017 21st Ave.
This reading is free and open to the public

Stephanie Lenox’s chapbook, The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, won the 2007 Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest.

Her book of poetry, Congress of Strange People, was published by Airlie Press. Poet Henry Hughes calls it, “A smart, surprising, and audacious book.” Ashrita Furman, holder of the most Guinness World Records, says, “Reading her work is like watching a brilliant trapeze artist.”

Lenox has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.

Nicole Georges

nicolegeorgesThursday, September 18th, 2014
7:30pm
The Milky Way Building, 2017 21st Ave.
This reading is free and open to the public

Nicole J. Georges’ Lambda Award winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura has been described as “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home.

Georges has been publishing her own zines and comics for almost twenty years and has toured the country extensively. Her diary comic zine Invincible Summer has been collected into two anthology books.

A writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon, Georges currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.

Tatjana Soli

Tatjana Soli

Thursday, February 20
7:30pm
Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall
This reading is free and open to the public

Tatjana Soli’s novel The Lotus Eaters, a New York Times Bestseller, is set during the Viet Nam war. Her novel The Forgetting Tree was a New York Times Notable Book. She has received numerous awards, including the UK’s James Tait Black Prize. Her stories have appeared in Zyzzyva, Boulevard, and The Sun. Her work has been twice listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories.

Critics have described her novels as “daring” and “haunting.”

This event will take place on Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu

Amber Dermont

Amber Dermont

Thursday, March 13
7:30pm
Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall
This reading is free and open to the public

Amber Dermont is the author of Damage Control, a collection of short fiction, and The Starboard Sea. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Dave Eggers’s Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005, Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story, and Jane Smiley’s Best New American Voices 2006.

Critics have said “Dermont delivers strong prose and intriguing characters who frequently defy stereotypical ideals.”

This event will take place on Mar. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu

Lidia Yuknavitch

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Thursday, September 26th

7:30pm

Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall
This reading is free and open to the public.

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, winner of the Oregon Book Award Reader’s Choice and PNBA Award. She had published a novel, Dora: A Headcase, and three books of short fiction, including Her Other Mouths and Real to Reel. Other work has appeared in various publications includingThe Iowa ReviewMs.Fiction InternationalExquisite Corps, and Zyzzyva.

Lidia Yuknavitch’s writing has been described by critics as “beautiful, poetic and painful.”

This event will take place on Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu

Lorraine Healy

Lorraine Healy

Thursday, October 24th

7:30pm

Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall
This reading is free and open to the public.

Before she goes to sleep
she covers us all
with her warm blanket of saints—
Gaetan for steady work,
Jude for the impossible,
Martin of Porres I forget why
except she and I like to sweep
and so does Martin, smile beaming
from his brown face on the card,
hands holding
a straw broom for eternity.
She calls on
Our Ladies of Everywhere,
of every place the busy Mary
has ever been known
to appear—
another woman stuck to a million chores
for a family as scattered
as the stars.

-My Mother’s Faith, The Farthest South

Lorraine Healy is an Argentinean poet whose chapbook, The Farthest South, won the New American Press Award. She has published an acclaimed book of poetry, The Habit of Buenos Aires, and a second chapbook. The winner of several national awards, including the Hackney Prize, she has published extensively both in the U.S. and her native Argentina.

Lorraine Healy’s poems have been described by critics as “elegant and well-crafted.”

This event will take place on Oct, 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at kathlene_postma@pacificu.edu

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