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November 19th, 2014

January 29th, 2015

  • Image preview 6:00pm: Poetry Reading by Victor Rodríguez Nuñez
    Please join us for an wonderful evening with poet Victor Rodríguez Nuñez. This event is co-sponsored by the English Department and the Hispanic and Studies and Latin American Studies Departments.

February 12th, 2015

March 4th, 2015

April 21st, 2015

April 23rd, 2015

  • 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 28th, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Senior Fiction Reading
    Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from the Advanced Fiction Writing course.  Refreshments will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you there!

April 29th, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Senior Poetry Reading
    Please join us as the 2014-2015 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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    November 4
    Rishona Zimring, associate professor of English, has been awarded the 2014-15 Newberry Library Short Term Fellowship. The Newberry Fellowship program dates back to 1944, and has grown in size and scope, now including fellows from around the world who pursue a range of topics within the humanities. Zimring will be pursuing research at the Newberry Library of Chicago on her project entitled, “Architecture is Frozen Music: Excavating Chicago’s Modernist Dance Cultures.”
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    July 14
    Through poetry and prose, new generations discover the power of creative writing at Lewis & Clark.
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    October 7
    Portland Literary Arts featuring Salman Rushdie
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    October 7
    Alumni honored for literary accomplishments
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    August 26
    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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    January 31
    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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    September 7
    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze current ethical issues in today’s world.
  • April 28
    Sidebar: Talking Recklessly
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    April 28
    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.
  • August 6
    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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    August 6
    Karen Gross, assistant professor of English, won a 2008 Graves Award in recognition of her teaching accomplishments.
  • August 6
    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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