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Ars Poetica at Eastern Oregon University: Featuring Oregon Book Award winners

Tue, June 15 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Join the EOU English/Writing/MFA program for a reading and Q&A with three of the 2021 Oregon Book Award winners: Vanessa Veselka, Sierra Crane Murdoch, and Nicholas Buccola.

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Nicholas Buccola

Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Fire Is Upon Us,The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass and the editor of The Essential Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy. His work has appeared in the New York TimesSalon, and many other publications. He is the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and lives in Portland. You can read an interview with him here.
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Sierra Murdoch

Sierra Crane Murdoch is the author of Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country. Her journalism and essays have appeared on This American Life and in Harper’s, The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, and VQR. She has held fellowships at UC Berkeley and MacDowell.
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Vanessa Veselka

Vanessa Veselka is the author of the novel Zazen, which won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and The Great Offshore Grounds. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and ZYZZYVA, and her nonfiction in GQThe AtlanticSmithsonianThe Atavist, and was included in Best American Essays and the anthology Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex worker, a union organizer, an independent record label owner, a train hopper, a waitress, and a mother. She lives in Portland, OR. Her latest novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, was the 2021 winner of the Ken Kesey Award for fiction and was long-listed for the National Book Award.
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