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Marylhurst Reading Series

The Marylhurst Reading Series brings an incredible group of emerging and acclaimed writers and thinkers to Marylhurst University. The writers share their love of language and unique insights into contemporary culture. All readings are free and open to the public.

The series is sponsored by Marylhurst's English Literature and Writing program and supported by the Thomas Binford Endowment Fund for Writing.

2015-16 Reading Series

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Thursday, October 8

Charles D’Ambrosio will read from his most recent book, Loitering: New and Collected Essays (Tin House Books), in the Old Library at 7:30 pm.
Charles D’Ambrosio is the author of two collections of short stories, The Point and The Dead Fish Museum, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the essay collection Orphans. He’s been the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Lannan Fellowship, among other honors. His work has appeared frequently in The New Yorker, as well as in Tin House, The Paris Review,Zoetrope All-Story, and A Public Space. He teaches fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Wednesday, November 4
Karen Russell will read from her most recent short story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf), in the Old Library at 3:30 pm. Karen Russell is an American novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2013. Her first story collection is St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

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Thursday, February 18

Sarah Manguso will read from her most recent book, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (Graywolf Press), in the Belluschi Pavilion at 7:30 pm. Sarah Manguso's other books include The Two Kinds of Decay and The Guardians. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the Otis College of Art and Design.

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Thursday, April 14

Robin Romm will present and mediate a panel on her book Double Bind: Women on Ambition, in the Old Library at 7:30 pm. Robin Romm is the author of two books, a chapbook, and numerous articles and book reviews. Her story collection, The Mother Garden, was a finalist for the PEN USA prize. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly. Currently she lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, Don Waters, and teaches in the low-residency MFA program in writing at Warren Wilson.

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Thursday, May 12

Robin Romm will read from her recent work in the Old Library at 3:30 pm. Robin Romm is the author of two books, a chapbook, and numerous articles and book reviews. Her story collection, The Mother Garden, was a finalist for the PEN USA prize. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly.

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