Native American novelist and short story writer Debra Magpie Earling will read from her work as a guest of the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series, a program of the WSU Vancouver and Pullman campuses.

Her talk: “Cabinets of Curiosities and the Fictional Dream” will take place on April 12 at 6:00 p.m. PST via YouTube/Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.

Earling, a member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, is a professor of English at the University of Montana, Missoula. Her debut novel “Perma Red” (Putnam in 2002) won numerous prizes, including the coveted American Book Award. Her second work, “The Lost Journals of Sacajewea” (Koch Editions 2010), is a collaboration with photographer Peter Rutledge Koch. The work re-invents the life of Sacajewea, the Shoshone guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Debra Magpie Earling protrait
Debra Magpie Earling

The WSU Visiting Writers Series brings noted poets as well as writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines. Earling’s visit is co-sponsored by WSU-Pullman English Department, WSU-Pullman College of Arts and Sciences, WSU-Vancouver Office of Equity and Diversity, WSU-Vancouver Library, WSU-Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs, and WSU-Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences.

Find event ZOOM links and learn more about the Visiting Writer Series at WSU online.