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2022 Tin House Summer Workshop Reading Series: Patrick Cottrell, Sarah Gerard, Ruben Quesada, Lesley Nneka Arimah

July 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

View Venue Website, 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202 + Google Map

We are excited to once again be offering in-person readings as part of our 2022 Summer Workshop programming. Starting at 7:30 pm, these events will take place in Reed College’s Cerf Amphitheater and are free and open to the public. Faculty books will be available for purchase at the Reed Bookstore, with authors signing after the event. Masks are not required in the outdoor amphitheater.

Patrick Cottrell was born in South Korea and raised in the Midwest. He is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney’s), which has been translated into French, Italian, Turkish, and Korean. He is the 2018 winner of a Whiting Award in Fiction and a 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His work has appeared in PloughsharesGranta, Guernica and other places. He served as guest editor of a special queer fiction issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly. His work has recently been anthologized in Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver where he teaches creative writing, queer literature, and classes on nonhumans.

Sarah Gerard’s essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial, 2017) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio, 2015) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was a best-book-of-the-year at NPR, Vanity Fair, and Buzzfeed. Her novel True Love (Harper) was a Best Book of 2020 at Glamour and Bustle, and winner of an Audiofile Earphones Award. Shondaland called it, “appalling and hilarious… surprisingly poignant. It’s an extremely resonant social satire.” Her short stories, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, The Believer, ViceElectric Literature, and the anthologies We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism (McSweeney’s, 2018), and Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic Books, 2020). Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, The Creative Independent, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth ReviewRecycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018. She’s been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, the Whiting Foundation, and Ucross. She was the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. is editor of Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry, author of RevelationsNext Extinct Mammal, and translator of Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. His writing appears in Harvard ReviewBest American PoetryAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, and elsewhere. He has served as an editor and coordinator for The RumpusKenyon ReviewAGNIPleiades, Publishing Triangle Awards, and PEN America Literary Awards. He hosts a monthly literary broadcast called the Mercy Street Readings and serves on the board of Foglifter Press and the National Book Critics Circle. He lives in Chicago.

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. Her stories have been honored with a National Magazine Award, a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, , McSweeney’s, GRANTA and has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation and MacDowell. She was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and her debut collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY won the 2017 Kirkus Prize, the 2017 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was selected for the New York Times/PBS book club among other honors. Arimah is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing. She lives in Las Vegas and is working on a novel about you.


Reed College – Cerf Amphitheater
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202
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