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Marylhurst Reading Series Announces 2013-14 Lineup

Poet Dorothea Lasky Kicks Off Year-Long Author Visits

to Campus

Poet Dorothea Lasky will read from her most recent book, "Thunderbird," Thursday, October 17 to open the 2013-14 Marylhurst Reading Series. Lasky is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts and lives in New York City.

The reading series, sponsored by the Marylhurst Department of English and supported by the Thomas Binford Endowment Fund for Writing, brings both emerging and well-known writers to campus to share their love of language and insights into contemporary culture.

In addition to Lasky, this year's reading series will feature poet Rachel Jamison Webster in January, novelist Kevin Sampsell in February and memoirist Justin Hocking in May.

Details about this year's series:


Dorothea Lasky, poet, reading from "Thunderbird"
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Lasky is the author of two other full-length collections of poems.

Rachel Jamison Webster, poet, reading from her most recent book, "September"
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Webster has won numerous "emerging artist" awards and teaches poetry at Northwestern University.

Kevin Sampsell, reading from his most recent novel, "This is between us"
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sampson has previously published story collections and a memoir, and publishes the micropress Future Tense Books in Portland.

Justin Hocking, reading from his debut memoir, "The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld"
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Hocking is executive director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, and co-founder and lead instructor of the center's creative writing certificate program.

Marylhurst University
Old Library, BP John Administration Building

Readings and parking are free and open to the public

Jay Ponteri, 503.699.6313,


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