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PSU Creative Writing Alumni Reading: Thea Prieto, LaVonne Griffin-Valade, and Joshua James Amberson

January 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Register here for the Creative Writing Alumni Reading. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

Thea Prieto is the author of From the Caves (Red Hen Press, 2021), which won the Red Hen Novella Award and was a finalist in American Book Fest’s Best Book Awards. Her work has also appeared in The Kenyon ReviewLongreads, and New Orleans Review, among other journals, and she writes and edits for Poets & Writers and The Gravity of the Thing. She graduated from Portland State University’s MFA program in 2016.

LaVonne Griffin-Valade is the author of two novels, Dead Point and Murderers Creek (Severn River Publishing). Her work has also appeared in Oregon Humanities Magazine and Clackamas Literary Review. She was a finalist for the 2018 Fellowship for Emerging Writers at Fishtrap’s Writing and the West. Her third novel, Desolation Ridge, will be published in the summer of 2022. She graduated from Portland State University’s MFA program in 2017.

Joshua James Amberson is a Portland, Oregon-based writer and creative writing instructor. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of BooksThe RumpusElectric LiteratureThe Seattle Times, and Tin House, among others, and he currently serves on the editorial board for the Kithe literary journal. He’s the author of the chapbooks Everyday Mythologies and Slow Motion Heroics, both from Two Plum Press, and has a young-adult novel forthcoming from Korza Books in late 2022.


Portland, OR 97207


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