Monica Drake is the author of the award-winning indie novel, Clown Girl, as well as The Stud Book, and most recently, The Folly of Loving Life. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Oregon Humanities, Beloit Fiction Journal, and other publications as well as anthologies. She currently teaches at the Pacific NW College of Art, where she designed and launched the BFA in Writing. Coolest detail ever: Chuck Palahniuk recently revealed that Monica Drake was the inspiration for the character of Marla in Fight Club, one of the hottest, most biting female characters in recent lit.
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April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…
Dao Strom, Shayla Lawson, Elena Passarello
May 9, 2018
In partnership with the Northwest Academy Visiting Writing Series Shayla Lawson is (and…
Words That Burn: Staged Reading
May 15, 2018
Words That Burn brings to life the distinctive voices of conscientious objector William…
Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin
June 13, 2018
In collaboration with the Le Guin family, Literary Arts invites the public…