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Photo by Laura Hancock / A host of readings by EOU faculty and students are planned this fall.
LA GRANDE, Ore. October 4, 2016 – In addition to hosting visiting writers on campus during the Eastern Oregon University MFA residency, the Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series is presenting a number of lectures and readings by EOU faculty and students this fall.
Cori Brewster, associate professor of English and writing, will deliver a lecture on “The Rhetoric of Food” Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Room 148.
The annual Oregon East Gala follows later that evening at 7:30 in the Alumni Room in Ackerman Hall and will feature music, art and readings by EOU students.
Poet Christopher Howell delivers a lecture on “Surrealism” Thursday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in Zabel Hall, Room 201.
At 7:30 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Room 148, James Stolen, professor of English, and Ryan Scariano, CORE facilitator and tutor coordinator, will read from their fiction and poetry.
Monday Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater downtown finds Jennifer Boyden and James Crews, both MFA faculty, and David Axelrod, MFA co-director, reading from their recent work in the field of “eco-poetics.” A donation to the Liberty Theater Foundation is requested at the door.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., MFA students will read from their recent work in poetry, fiction and non-fiction in in Badgley Hall, Room 148.
Graduation events for students Althea Huesties-Wolf and Amy Parker, class of 2016, are planned for Friday, Oct. 21.
At 1:15 p.m. in the lobby of Loso Hall, Speel-Ya, EOU’s Native American student club, will hold a blanket ceremony to honor Huesties-Wolf, the first Native American graduate of EOU’s MFA program.
Huesties-Wolf will give a craft lecture at 2 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Room 148. Parker’s craft lecture will follow at 3 p.m. in Zabel Hall, Room 201.
Both graduates will present their thesis reading that evening at 7:30 in Badgley Hall, Room 148.
All lectures and readings are free and open to the public. For more information visit eou.edu/mfa.
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