Puget Sound English Department

April 11, 2011

Department Reading: Karin Lin-Greenberg

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13, at 4 p.m., in Wyatt 313 for a reading by Karin Lin-Greenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of Wooster and candidate for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. She will be reading “Prized Possession,” from her collection Those We Miss When They Are Gone. There will be refreshments, of course, and a chance to ask questions of our candidate.

September 21, 2010

Reminders: Two Thursday evening events with our faculty!

Two essential reminders for your calendars:

1. This Thursday, September 23, please join us in Trimble Forum, where Professor Laurie Frankel will be featured at our informal coffeehouse event. Rumor has it she will be leading a conversation about the publication of her novel, The Atlas of Love, in light of recent media attention on the perhaps unconscious biases toward male authors. Bring your questions and comments, buy a copy of her book and have it signed, nibble a brownie or two. 5:30-7 p.m.

2. The following Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., Professor Bill Kupinse will read his work at
Gig Harbor Library (4423 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, 253-851-3793) as part of the Peninsula Library Poetry Series. Professor Kupinse says, “I’ll be reading older poems from my book Fallow, but also sharing some new work from an in-process verse reinterpretation of The Tower Treasure, the first book in the Hardy Boys series. As anyone who has read the 1927 adventure book knows, The Tower Treasure really is a poem trapped in novel form; my goal is to let it out. Yes, I have my fingers crossed that I’ll attract an eventual lawsuit from Hardy Boys publishers Grosset and Dunlap, now a subsidiary of Pearson; it’s always nice to be noticed.”

Looking ahead, Professor Julie Christoph will be featured at the next “Coffeehouse” Conversation: Monday, October 7, 2010. We’ll keep you updated.

August 19, 2009

Writing about Food

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Indexing Nature's Bounty

Indexing Nature's Bounty

In summer, the Northwest turns to thoughts of gardens, farmer’s markets, and the elusive search for the perfect tomato. We literary types are not immune, especially when thinking about food and agriculture leads to writing about them.

Author and farmer David Mas Matsumoto will be reading at Tacoma’s venerable King’s Books on Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. His latest book, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, is both a look at the role of farming in helping his father recover from a stroke and the continuing tale of a generation of Japanese-Americans whose land and rights were stripped from them during the WWII internments. Matsumoto’s father was one of the few who returned, purchased new land, and resumed farming.

The event is co-sponsored by the Tahoma Food Policy Coalition, and will be followed on September 5 by a reading with blogger Jill Richardson of Daily Kos and La Vida Locavore. Richardson will be reading from her exposé of corporate food systems, Recipe for America, at 3 p.m. that day.

The Tacoma News Tribune got there first.

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