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Lectures and readings scheduled June 13-24 are all free and open to the public.
LA GRANDE, Ore. June 8, 2016 – A full slate of craft lectures and readings by faculty and students are featured for the master of fine arts in creative writing summer residency at Eastern Oregon University.
Writer Lance Olsen and his wife and artist Andi Olsen are presenting on their collaborative work June 16, followed by Judith Barrington June 21 and Jerry McGill June 23.
Monday, June 13, three graduating students will deliver craft lectures in Badgley Hall, Room 148. Asha Doré is speaking at 9 a.m., Skyler Walrath at 10 and Liz Fischer Greenhill at 11. That evening at 7:30 p.m., the students will also share selections from their creative theses in the Alumni Room in Ackerman Hall.
Tuesday, June 14 begins with craft lectures by Tavia Mendez at 9 a.m., Theresa Hammond at 10 and Amy Zahm at 11, also in Badgley Hall, Room 148. At 7:30 p.m. they will read from their creative theses in the Alumni Room.
Friday, June 17 and Monday June 20 feature readings by EOU MFA faculty members David Axelrod, James Crews, Justin Hocking, Christopher Howell, Megan Kruse and Jodi Varon in the Alumni Room at 7:30 p.m.
Judith Barrington is also making her EOU debut in June, delivering a craft lecture touching on her experiences as a poet and memoirist and reading from her recent work. The lecture is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 in Badgley Hall, Room 148 and the reading follows at 7:30 that evening, also in Badgley 148.
Jerry McGill, author of the acclaimed memoir, “Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me,” will deliver both a lecture and a reading Thursday, June 23. His lecture is at 1 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Room 148, and his reading in is the same room at 7:30 p.m.
The final event of the summer residency is Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room, when current students in the MFA program will read from their recent work.
All lectures and readings are free and open to the public. For more information about the events or EOU’s program, contact David Axelrod at 541-962-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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