8/24/2005 Nicholson Library schedules three readings in fall series
McMINNVILLE ? Three Oregonians ¬? a poet, a short story writer and mystery novelist ? will be featured for the fall semester reading series at Linfield College?s Nicholson Library.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13
PRIMUS ST. JOHN: Poet Primus St. John is the recipient of the Western States Book Award for Poetry and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry and has also been a finalist for the PEN West Award. He has published several collections of poems, edited two anthologies and helped create the NEA-funded Poets in the Schools Program. He is professor of English at Portland State University. The reading is sponsored by the Friends of Nicholson Library, Friends of McMinnville Public Library and the Linfield English Department.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
GINA OCHSNER: "The Necessary Grace to Fall," Gina Ochsner?s first collection of short stories, won the Flannery O?Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Oregon Book Awards? H.L Davis Award for Fiction and the Pacific Northwest Bookseller?s Association?s 2003 Book Award for Fiction. Her new collection, "People I Wanted to Be," was released in May. She is a graduate of George Fox University where she also serves as an adjunct professor. The reading is sponsored by the Friends of Nicholson Library, Friends of McMinnville Public Library and the Linfield English Department.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
PHILLIP MARGOLIN: Phillip Margolin is a best selling mystery writer whose novels have regularly appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. His latest novel, "Lost Lake" was released in March. His short story, "The Jailhouse Lawyer," was selected for the 1999 anthology, "The Best American Mystery Stories." He is a graduate of American University and the NYU School of Law. He was a criminal defense lawyer before making the switch to full-time writing. The reading is sponsored by the Friends of Nicholson Library and Friends of McMinnville Public Library.
All readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the library and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2517.