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Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase

Thu, June 18 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in Book Publishing) partner to present the fourth Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase. This event will feature many of Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers and is designed to connect these artists with the publishers seeking to hear their voices.

The evening’s host will be 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Olufunke Grace Bankole.

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Olufunke Grace Bankole

Olufunke Grace Bankole is a first-generation American of Nigerian parentage. After graduating from Harvard Law School, and completing a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship, she left law to write. Her works have appeared in Glimmer Train, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters, AGNI, and The Antioch Review, among others. She won the Glimmer Train Short-Story Award for New Writers, and the Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholarship in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She was awarded a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a residency-fellowship from the Anderson Center, and is a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient.
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