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September 29th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm: An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
    Please join us for a special evening with poet Marilyn Chin! This event is co-sponsored by Lewis & Clark College’s Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement and the English Department. It is free and open to the public.

October 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: A Fiction Reading with Alexis Smith
    The English department is delighted to welcome author Alexis Smith.  Her first novel, Glaciers, was published by Tin House Books.  Her second novel, Islands, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

October 30th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading with Henry Carlile
    Please join the English department for an evening of poetry with Henry Carlile, who will read from his most recent publication, Oregon.  Refreshments will be provided.

November 5th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Fiction Reading by Peyton Marshall
    Please join the English Department for an evening with fiction writer Peyton Marshall. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesTin House, and A Public Space among others, as well as the recent release of her debut novel, Goodhouse.
    Refreshments will be provided.

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

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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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    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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