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MFA Booth at the PDX Book Festival
Please join the Pacific MFA in Writing program at the Portland Book Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Located at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, the Portland Book Festival is the largest celebration of books and storytelling in the Pacific Northwest.
Marvin Bell New Poetry Collection
Incarnate: The Collected Dead Man Poems will be released in October 2019 by Copper Canyon Press: The Dead Man, Marvin Bell’s brilliant poetic invention, is an overarching consciousness, alive and dead at once, defeating time. Mystical and anonymous, The Dead Man offers searing insight into the joys, as well as the catastrophes, of fluctuating cultural and political moments. 
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Leslie Jamison, Meghan Daum, and Laura Kasischke
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing January 2020 residency include Laura Kasischke, Meghan Daum, Leslie Jamison, and Bonnie Jo Campbell.
Author Readings with Willy Vlautin
Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program once again hosts readings by some of the world’s finest contemporary writers during the program's 10-day spring residency.
Charli Elliot sitting on grass with a book
Creative writing major and basketball player Charli Elliott '19 will deliver a commencement address — then go on to Taiwan to teach English as a second language.
Only as the Day Is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the mundane.
Alpha Chi Omega logo
The Department of English is pleased to announce the newest membership of Alpha Chi Omega, Pacific University's chapter of the internal Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The 2019 class includes 20 students in Anthropology, Biology, Chinese, Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, English Literature, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre majors and minors.
Four students and their mentor attend Boldface Conference.
The Department of English is pleased to announce our 2019 program awards recognizing outstanding seniors as well as recipients of the Esther Evans, Irving Storey, and Steele memorial scholarships.
Five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award and MFA Faculty member Pete Fromm joins Counterpoint Press to publish his forthcoming novel, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do. 
June 2019 MFA Residency Guest speakers Susan Choi, Melanie Rae Thon, Peter Rock, Paul Tran
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing June 2019 residency include Susan Choi, Peter Rock, Melanie Rae Thon and Paul Tran.

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