Literary Arts Events
The English Department and the Jerald R. Nicholson Library co-sponsor the Readings and the Nick series, which with each academic year brings a handful of nationally-acclaimed poets and writers to Linfield's McMinnville campus, where they speak with students and faculty and give a free public reading.
Events are subject to change. For more information, call 503-883-2517. Unless otherwise noted, all readings are at 7:30 pm and take place in the Austin Reading Room of the Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-883-2517.
Fall 2016 Events
Sept. 14th, 7:00 p.m. in Riley 201. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner.
"Shakespeare's Bad Bromance," presented by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Ronni Lacroute Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Associate Professor of English. A pleasant conceited history of the rebirth of romantic comedy in the 1590s and the tension between male bonds and heterosexual marriage, concerning Much Ado About Nothing, together with Keanu Reeves, Katharine Hepburn, Silicon Valley, PTSD, illustrated sex organs, and Nut & Honey Crunch.
Sept. 27th. Joe Wilkins.
Reading of "When We Were Birds," a collection of poetry by Joe Wilkins, Associate Professor of Creative Writing. Joe Wilkins wrestles his attention away from the griefs, deprivations, and high prairies of this Montana childhood and turns toward “the bean-rusted fields and gutted factories of the Midwest,” toward ordinary injustice and everyday sadness, toward the imminent birth of his son and his own confusions in taking up the mantle of fatherhood, toward faith and grace, legacy and luck.
Nov. 10th. Melissa Yancy.
Reading of "Dog Years," a collection of short stories by Melissa Yancy, Winner of The 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and Linfield Alumna '99. Many of these richly layered stories juxtapose the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable frustrations of everyday life: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles.