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April 14th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Poetry Readings by Samiya Bashir & Joy Katz
    The Lewis & Clark English department and Watzek Library are delighted to welcome the community to a co-reading by poets Samiya Bashir and Joy Katz.  Refreshments will be provided.

April 22nd, 2014

  • 7:00pm: Senior Fiction Readings
    The Department of English department cordially invites you to one of our most anticipated annual events.  Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Pauls Toutonghi’s Advanced Fiction Writing course.  Refreshments will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you there!

April 24th, 2014

  • 7:00pm: 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. Please join us!

April 29th, 2014

  • 7:00pm: Senior Poetry Readings
    The Department of English department cordially invites you to one of our most anticipated annual events.  Please join us as the 2013-2014 Lewis & Clark College Writer’s Series concludes with readings of original works of poetry by senior students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course.  Refreshments will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Alumni honored for literary accomplishments
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    Portland Literary Arts featuring Salman Rushdie
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    Rishona Zimring’s book, Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain, was released by Ashgate Publishing in August 2013.
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    Amy Lowell, an American poet who died in 1925, established in her will an annual scholarship which supports overseas travel for American-born poets. Outstanding poets are selected to receive funding for one year of travel outside of North America in whatever location that will best improve their poetry. During this period, recipients are not allowed to return to North America and keep their scholarship without committee approval.
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    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze current ethical issues in today’s world.
  • Sidebar: Talking Recklessly
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    William Stafford was a significant national figure in three overlapping fields. As a poet, he was and is revered by readers around the world; while he was alive he won many honors, including the National Book Award for Traveling through the Dark, and terms as poet laureate of Oregon and of the United States.
  • Ask Pulitzer Prize–winner Alice Walker why she recently awarded her papers to Emory University, and she will tell you: “Having visited several libraries at different universities, I realized the importance to me of a lively, diverse, committed-to-human-growth atmosphere.”
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    Karen Gross, assistant professor of English, won a 2008 Graves Award in recognition of her teaching accomplishments.
  • In February, the Department of English hosted a well-attended poetry symposium, cosponsored by the Kinsman Foundation, to explore the relevancy of poetry in today’s world.
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