MFA in Writing Program's Upcoming Reading Series Set for June 14-21

Author Readings

The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will once again host readings by some of the world’s finest contemporary writers during its 10-day residency on the University's campus in Forest Grove.

Free and open to the public, the evening readings begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place from Friday, June 14, through Friday, June 21, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, located on campus, at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Cedar Street.

This event is a rare opportunity to hear master writers read on successive evenings. Featured authors include poet Marvin Bell, recipient of an American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Literature, and fiction writer Chris Abani, recipient of the PEN Hemingway Book Prize and a Guggenheim Award.

Evening Reading Schedule

7:30 p.m. | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

June 14 | Claire Davis, Scott Korb & Dorianne Laux
June 15 | Ellen Bass, Pete Fromm & Debra Gwartney
June 16 | Frank Gaspar, Joseph Millar & Kellie Wells
June 17 | Chris Abani, Valerie Laken & Mahtem Shiferraw
June 18 | No Public Reading
June 19 | Marvin Bell, Cate Kennedy & Mary Helen Stefaniak
June 20 | Judy Blunt & Kwame Dawes
June 21 | Willy Vlautin & Melanie Rae Thon

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

Jun. 4, 2019