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Visiting Writers Series

The 2013-14 OSU Visiting Writers Series

All our events are free and open to the public and followed by a Q & A and book-signing. Please check the schedule frequently as changes in the time or venue may occur.

Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn
Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Valley Library Rotunda 

Nick Flynn is the author of three memoirs, The Reenactments (Norton, 2013), The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (Norton, 2010), and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004) which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. He is also the author of three books of poetry, The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands (Graywolf, 2011); Some Ether (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award; and Blind Huber (Graywolf, 2002). He has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust, and The Fine Arts Work Center. Some of the venues his poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, the Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review. One semester a year he teaches at the University of Houston, and spends the rest of the year elsewhere.



Gary YoungGary Young
Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Valley Library Rotunda

Gary Young is a poet and artist whose honors include grants from the NEH, the California Arts Council, and two fellowship grants from the NEA. He’s received a Pushcart Prize, and his book, The Dream of a Moral Life, won the James D. Phelan Award. He is the author of Hands, Days, Braver Deeds, (Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize), No Other Life, (William Carlos Williams Award), Pleasure, and Even So: New and Selected Poems. His print work is represented in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Getty Center for the Arts. In 2009 he received the Shelley Memorial Award from the PSA. He teaches creative writing, and directs the Cowell Press at UC Santa Cruz.



Hogan author photoLinda Hogan
Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Valley Library Rotunda

A Chickasaw novelist, essayist, and environmentalist, Linda Hogan is the author of seven poetry collections including Seeing Through the Sun (1985), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and The Book of Medicines, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist (1993). Hogan’s collections of prose reflect her interests in the environment and Native American culture. Her books include the essay collection Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World (1995), The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir (2001), and, with Brenda Peterson, Sighting: The Gray Whales’ Mysterious Journey (2002). Hogan’s novels include Mean Spirit (1990), Solar Storms (1995),Power (1998), and People of the Whale: A Novel (2008). Active as an educator and speaker, Hogan taught at the University of Colorado and at the Indigenous Education Institute.


Bynum author photo

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum 
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Valley Library Rotunda 

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by theNew Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design.

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