Thanks to Kathy Whitcomb and Central Washington University

Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series 2010-2011

The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series schedules readings every quarter and features nationally known writers reading their own work. We have hosted two winners of the MacArthur Genius Award, as well as the WA State Poet Laureate, and recipients of NEA Fellowships and other major prizes. Each spring, students enrolled in ENG 468: Contemporary Writers Colloquium (an upper level multi-genre writing workshop), meet with three visiting writers from the Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. We also sponsor talks by professional editors and publishers, readings by faculty and students, including open mics, and an annual reading for students who have their work published in CWU's literary magazine, Manastash. Past readers in the Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series include Lucia Perillo, Anthony Doerr, Major Jackson, Kim Barnes, Linda Bierds, David Guterson, David Wojahn, Prageeta Sharma and Sam Green.

Upcoming Readings:

Image of Susan Rich

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 7:30 pm    ♦   SURC Ballroom, Section A

Susan Rich

Susan Rich is the author of three collections of poetry, The Cartographer's Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, and The Alchemist's Kitchen. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa. She lives in Seattle.
Image of Allen Braden

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 7:30 pm    ♦   SURC Ballroom, Section A

Allen Braden

Poet Allen Braden is author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood and a fine letterpress accordion bookDetail of the Four Chambers to the Horse's Heart. Braden's recent work appears in Orion MagazineSubtropics,Poetry InternationalWater-Stone Review and three textbooks. He lives in Tacoma.


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