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Filament Reading Series

Filament features the exciting and innovative work of the graduates in Portland State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Join us as we push the boundaries of the expected and encourage new ways of thinking about poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. [from the Sched official site]

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Show & Tell! Corbin LaMont of The Changing Times

Hello! We are excited to have Corbin LaMont joining us for the fourth Show & Tell of Fall term. Corbin is an artist, designer and maker of mystic publications, site specific works and moments of introspection as part of a mobile practice that hopes to connect humanity. Below are links to some of Corbin’s projects. I love them all but highly recommend checking out “The Changing Times” a place based newspaper that Corbin creates about different locations all over our earth! [from PSU Graphic Design’s website] [in Room AB 320]

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Diane Williams and Rodney Koeneke

Diane Williams is the author of nine books of fiction, including The Collected Stories of Diane Williams (Soho Press, 2018). She is the founder and editor of the literary annual NOON. She lives in New York City. Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Body & Glass (Wave Books, 2018), Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). An early member of the Flarf collective, he was active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon. He teaches in the History Department at Portland State University. Monday, November 5 at 6:30pm Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 [From PSU Creative Writing’s event listings]

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Gabriela Torres Olivares, Jennifer Donovan, and Justin Hocking

From PSU Creative Writing’s website: Gabriela Torres Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (2010), which Reforma named as one of the Best Books of 2010; Incompletario (2007); and Están Muertos (2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Vice, Pic-Nic, Playboy, and Luvina. She received a 2015-16 grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts to complete a novel. Les Figues Press published Enfermario in English (translated by Jennifer Donovan) in 2017. Jennifer Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in…

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2018 Kellogg Speaker: Cheryl Strayed

From PSU’s English website: The PSU English Department is excited to welcome Cheryl Strayed, who will deliver the 54th annual Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 7:00pm, in the Columbia Falls Ballroom at the University Place Hotel, located adjacent to the PSU campus at 310 SW Lincoln St., Portland, OR 97201. We’re offering interested attendees the opportunity to RSVP for free guaranteed seating; remaining seats will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to request reservations.

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