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Lewis & Clark Senior Student Poetry Reading

Please join the English department for an evening of 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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Lewis & Clark Senior Student Fiction Reading

Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Pauls Toutonghi’s Fiction Writing 3 course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy Hour with Columbia Land Trust

Join us for a pre-show happy hour featuring an interview with Elaine Espirito Harvey of the Rock Creek band of the Yakama Nation and Columbia Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb to hear about her family’s experiences with Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea and changes to fishing on the Columbia River system in the last 200 years. Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Alan J. Beard Mezzanine FREE About Elaine Harvey Elaine Harvey manages the Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Project for the Yakama Nation Fisheries Resource Management Program. In 2018 Harvey was awarded the Biologist of the Year by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, recognizing her work that initially started the project. Harvey also has a passion for preserving knowledge of…

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A Poetry Reading by Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the Attic, Alight, a book-long sequence of short poems composed on a cell phone, Textu, whose meter is cellphone character count; and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from the Arabic. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN Translation Award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement Prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine. [from Lewis & Clark’s website]

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Tour the William Stafford Archives

Kim Stafford, Poet Laureate of Oregon, invites interested writers and teachers to a tour of the William Stafford Archives at Lewis & Clark College, hosted by Zach Selley, Archivist. We will see how a writer’s papers can be expertly preserved, with finding aids leading to every draft of every poem in Stafford’s first two books, the 20,000 pages of daily writing, manuscripts, letters, photographs, films and other resources for learning from the practice of a beloved poet. Contact: Kim Stafford [Note this event takes place at the Watzek Library on Lewis & Clark’s campus]

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A Poetry Reading by Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. She is a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program. [from Lewis & Clark’s website]

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Justin Driver

Justin Driver, constitutional law scholar (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor), gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school students, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. From racial segregation to un-authorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes – these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in schools. Driver’s The Schoolhouse Gate (Pantheon) gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. This event is sponsored by the American Constitution Society – Lewis…

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Gender and the Role of War Literature in Shaping Collective Memory: The Wartime Writings of Mary Borden

From Lewis & Clark’s website: Dixon Award Presentation by Katie Mitcheltree Female voices are under-represented in the poetry of World War I, in part because of the belief that those who have not experienced combat cannot understand it, and therefore cannot communicate it to others. According to this “combat gnosticism,” only soldiers who fought in the trenches can write war poetry. But what of those non-combatants who worked close enough to the front that they were under direct threat from gunfire and artillery? What of those who dealt directly with the bloody aftermath of the war’s most devastating battles? Mary Borden, who published several poems while working at a field hospital on the Western front, is one such case. Katie traveled to two archives over…

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A Fiction Reading by Alix Ohlin

From Lewis & Clark’s website: Alix Ohlin is a Canadian novelist and short-story writer. She is the chair of The University of British Columbia’s creative writing program in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ohlin was previously an English professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, a faculty member in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers in North Carolina, and has taught writing at the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an English and American Literature and Language degree in 1992 and earned a master’s in fine arts degree in writing from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Ohlin published her debut novel The Missing Person in 2006, and followed up…

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