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Public can hear authors read from their works

Molly Gloss
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will host readings by some of the world’s best contemporary writers during its 10-day residency in Seaside.

The readings are free and open to the public.

The event is a rare opportunity to hear master writers read their works on successive evenings.

Featured authors include poet Marvin Bell, recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and fiction writer Chris Abani, recipient of the PEN Hemingway Book Prize and a Guggenheim Award.

All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Ocean View Resort, 414 N. Prom. Schedule:

Jan. 11: Pete Fromm, Joseph Millar and Kellie Wells

Jan. 12: Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Molly Gloss and Cate Kennedy

Jan 13: Frank Gaspar, Valerie Laken and Shara McCallum

Jan. 14: Mike Magnuson, John McNally and Mary Helen Stefania

Jan. 15: Marvin Bell, Jack Driscoll and Debra Gwartney

Jan. 16: Chris Abani and Claire Dederer

Jan. 17: Scott Korb and Mahtem Shiferraw

Jan. 18: Claire Davis and Kwame Dawes

The authors in the reading series also teach at the residency, where MFA students participate in workshops, lectures, classes and other events.

For more information about the writers or the MFA in Writing program, call Shelley Washburn at 503-352-1531.

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