Oregon State University

Literary Northwest Series

The 2013-14 Literary Northwest Series

Charles Goodrich & Mary Szybist
Friday, November 8
, 7:30PM
Location: Valley Library Rotunda

Charles GoodrichCharles Goodrich is the author of three volumes of poems, A Scripture of Crows (Silverfish Review Press, 2013), Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden (Silverfish Review Press, 2010), and Insects of South Corvallis (Cloudbank Books, 2003), and a collection of essays, The Practice of Home (Lyons Press, 2004). He also co-edited the volume In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens (Oregon State University Press, 2008)His poems and essays have appeared in Orion, Willow Springs, The Sun, and Best Essays Northwest among many other publications. Garrison Keillor has read Charles' poems more than a dozen times on "The Writer's Almanac." He presently serves as Director for the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University. www.charlesgoodrich.com

Mary SzybistMary Szybist is the author of Granted (Alice James Books, 2003), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Incarnadine (Graywolf Press, 2013).  She is the recipient of a fellowship from the NEA, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, a Pushcart Prize, and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.  She lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches at Lewis & Clark College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

Natalie Serber & Jay Ponteri
Friday, January 17
, 7:30PM
Location: Valley Library Rotunda

Natalie SerberNatalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) a New York Times 100 “Notable Books” of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in The Bellingham Review, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Inkwell, Hunger Mountain.  Essays and reviews have appeared at, The Rumpus, The New York Times, Salon, The Oregonian and Hunger Mountain.  Natalie received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She teaches writing at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, and she is currently working on a novel set in Boring, Oregon.  

Jay PonteriJay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show:Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books, a publisher of prose and poetry chapbooks. His memoir, Wedlocked, was published by Hawthorne Books. His chapbook of short prose, Darkmouth Strikes Again, is being published by Future Tense Books, summer 2014. His essay “Listen to this” was mentioned as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2010. He has published prose in Del Sol ReviewSeattle Review, SalamanderCimarron ReviewPuerto Del Sol, Forklift, Ohio, and Ghost Proposal among others.


  The Literary Northwest Series is co-sponsored by the OSU MFA Program and the OSU Bookstore.

All readings are free and open to the public with a book signing to follow.

Contact Info

Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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