Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
Poet Jane Wong will present a free reading at the University of Portland Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Wong‘s poems can be found in anthologies and journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Third Coast, and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Squaw Valley, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Wong has also authored the 2016 book Overpour, and she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact UP's English Department at (503)-943-7228 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:30-8:30pm
Writer Megan Kruse will speak at the University of Portland on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the campus bookstore. Her debut novel, Call Me Home, was published in March 2015 under Hawthorne Books with an introduction by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. Told in alternating perspectives among mother Amy and her two children, Lydia and Jackson, the story encompasses a family torn apart by violence and fear. Kruse's other works have been featured in several literary magazines and anthologized in Portland Noir and Portland Queer.
Monday, November 28, 2016 from 7:30-8:30pm
Novelist and singer-songwriter Willy Vlautin will present a reading at the University of Portland Bookstore on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m as part of the University's Readings & Lectures Series. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Vlautin has published four novels: The Motel Life (2007), Northline (2008), Lean on Pete (2010), and The Free (2014). His inspiration to create stories began with a Paul Kelly and the Messengers song based on Raymond Carver's short story "So Much Water So Close To Home." In 1994 Vlautin founded the band Richmond Fontaine, which has produced at least nine studio albums to date. He currently lives in Scappoose, Oregon. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Genevieve Brassard, UP English Department Chair, at (503)-943-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.