Lisa Genova

Lisa GenovaThursday, March 5
7:30 PM
Pacific University
Taylor Auditorium, 2nd Floor Marsh Hall

This reading is free and open to the public

Lisa Genova’s novel Still Alice depicts in fearless detail the life of a female professor after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The novel has spent over 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore. Moore has won a Golden Globe and been nominated for an Oscar for her role in this film.

Genova’s other bestselling novels include Left Neglected and Love Anthony. Both present characters coping with illnesses affecting the brain, as does her forthcoming novel Inside the Olargerformatstillalice‘Brien’s.

A Harvard-educated neuroscientist with an undergraduate degree in biopsychology from Bates College, Genova travels worldwide speaking on Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, autism, and Huntington’s disease. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and the Today Show.

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

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Robert Boswell

Photo credit: Bill Faulkner

Photo credit: Bill Faulkner

Thursday, 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.