Visiting Writers Series

Mar 7, 2013, 7:30 PM
Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall

Three authors will read from their books and speak on the publishing process.

Pacific's Visiting Writers Series continues with readings from three local authors.

Naseem Rakha is an award-winning author and journalist whose stories have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace Radio, Christian Science Monitor, and Living on Earth. Her first novel, The Crying Tree, tells the story of loss and forgiveness when a family loses a son. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and many animals.

Lois Leveen dwells in the spaces where literature and history meet. Lois has taught at UCLA and at Reed College, and is a regular contributor to Disunion, the New York Times, and her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous books, literary journals, and on NPR. Lois’ latest novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser, has received positive reviews from Publishers’ Weekly, Kirkus Review, and The Oregonian.

Alexis Margaret Smith, author of the novel Glaciers, grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington. She attended Mount Holyoke College, Portland State University, and Goddard College, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky and on

This event will take place on March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall, free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English Club. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information at

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