Marylhurst Reading Series Features Acclaimed, Emerging Writers

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Award-winning authors Karen Russell, Sarah Manguso, Robin Romm & Danielle Deulen to give readings Nov. 2015 through May 2016

The annual reading series at Marylhurst University contributes to the vibrant Portland literary scene by showcasing emerging and acclaimed writers and thinkers. All events are free.

The 2015-16 season kicked off in October with award-winning author Charles D’Ambrosio, whose recent book Loitering: New and Collected Essays received accolades in a New York Times Sunday Book Review.

See marylhurst.edu/readingseries for full details. Future events:

Wednesday, November 4, at 3:30 p.m.
Karen Russell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Manguso
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
Sarah Manguso is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize.

Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Robin Romm
Double Bind: Women on Ambition
Robin Romm will mediate a panel discussion around women on ambition. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times.

Thursday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Danielle Deulen
The Riots
Danielle Deulen’s memoir, The Riots, won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award.

THE MARYLHURST READING SERIES is an annual series that brings an incredible group of emerging and acclaimed writers and thinkers to Marylhurst University. The writers share their love of language and unique insights into contemporary culture. The series is sponsored by Marylhurst's English Literature and Writing program and supported by the Thomas Binford Endowment Fund for Writing. All readings are free and open to the public.

MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore., on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon's oldest Catholic university serves more than 1,200 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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