Please join us for two readings co-sponsored by Watzek Library and the English Department.
Thomas Hardy’s Heart
Pauls Toutonghi, Assistant Professor of English at Lewis & Clark College
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm
Armstrong Lounge, Manor House
In 2004, Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy) selected Thomas Hardy’s Heart as the winner of One Story magazine’s annual short fiction prize. The story was subsequently shortlisted for The 2005 Best American Nonrequired Reading. As Strauss said: “The story is challenging, heartfelt, interesting — and funny, too.”
“Sentimental Journey”, A Concert of Poetry with Jazz
Lawson Fusao Inada, Oregon Poet Laureate, and Portland-based musicians
Wednesday, November 14, 7:30pm
Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center
Inada will read his work in a program exploring the theme of finding new ways home from the internment camps of World War II. In its combination of poetry and jazz, this event captures the way Inadaâ€™s memories of hearing jazz in the camps influenced his life and writing. Inadaâ€™s many publications include Before the War and Legends from Camp, which received the American Book Award in 1992. Inada will be joined by Portland-based musicians Larry Nobori (alto sax and clarinet), Rick Homer (trumpet and melophone), Andre St. James (acoustic bass), Nola Bogle (vocals), and Gordon Lee (piano). Inada will be available to sign books during the program intermission.