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February 28th, 2017

  • Image preview 6:00pm: Marketing, Publicity, and Editing with Mary Bisbee-Beek
    For over thirty years, Mary Bisbee-Beek has been immersed in the world of books and literature, serving at different times as editor, publicist, and marketing consultant. She will talk to students about the world of publishing books – and the state it’s in, today. She will discuss what book publicity is, and what a potential career in the literary arena might look like, today, and in ten years.

March 7th, 2017

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by L&C Alumnus Rosalie Moffett
    Rosalie Moffett is the author of June in Eden, winner of The Journal/Wheeler prize, forthcoming from OSU Press in 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, AGNI, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, the anthology “Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets,” and elsewhere. She is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, and the winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review prize as well as the Ploughshares Emerging Writer prize. A Lewis & Clark alumnus, Rosalie received her MFA from Purdue University.

March 15th, 2017

  • Image preview 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Derrick Austin
    Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions), selected by Mary Szybist for the 2015 A Poulin Jr Prize. He is a Cave Canem fellow. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, Callaloo, Nimrod, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. Currently, he is the Ron Wallace Fellow at the University of Wisconsin.

April 5th, 2017

  • Image preview 5:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Michael Ondaatje
    Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers – his artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form. His transcendent novel The English Patient explores the stories of people history fails to reveal by intersecting four diverse lives at
    the end of World War II. This bestselling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.

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    February 16
    Two of just 37 poets selected from among 1,800 applicants, poets Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Nick Lantz BA ’03 are recipients of 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. One of Van Landingham’s poems was printed in the Jan. 16 issue of The New Yorker.
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    December 9
    Noah Foster-Koth BA ’19 heard his screenplay Red Ivory come to life during a table reading at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Catalyst Screenplay Competition. Inspired by a 2013 trip Foster-Koth made to Tanzania, his work explores that country’s blood ivory trade and the individuals who have dedicated themselves to its obstruction.
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    September 29
    For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, summer break meant a three-month national tour for his new book, Dog Gone. Now he’s back in the classroom, teaching fiction writing and encouraging his students to mine their own lives for stories.
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    September 22
    PiLA fellows spend a year of full-time service with nonprofits and NGOS in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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    September 21
    Funds two years of study at University of Cambridge for first-generation college student.
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    September 18
    The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships attempt to increase diversity in college and university-level teaching while maximizing the educational benefits of diversity. Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships ($20,000 per year for up to three years), 35 dissertation fellowships ($21,000 for one year), and 20 postdoctoral fellowships ($40,000 for one year).
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    September 18
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
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    September 18
    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze current ethical issues in today’s world.
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    March 28

    The most recent issue of The New Yorker features an essay by Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi. The piece tells the story of a Moroccan organization’s promising new technology: CloudFisher, a system that harvests water from fog.

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    October 30
    Lewis & Clark professors are renowned researchers and scholars.
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    April 27
    The uncommon is Sheila Gallagher’s norm.
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    November 14
    David Oehler is the new office administrator for Public Affairs and Communications. What does this mean for you?
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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.
  • 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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