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Feb. 23: Award-winning poet, translator to read
January 30, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Writer and translator Rebecca Gayle Howell will give a free, public poetry reading and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Museum of Art as part of the Washington State University English Department Visiting Writer Series.

Nov. 7: ‘Painted Horses’ author to give reading, lecture
November 3, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

malcolmbrooks-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Malcolm Brooks, author of the region’s 2016 Everybody Reads book selection, “Painted Horses,” will give a reading and lecture at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Washington State University’s Terrell Library Quiet Study Lounge.

Jan. 28: ‘Yellow House’ author talks about AIDS in 1980s
January 6, 2016

By Debbie Brudie, Humanities Planning Group

Treat-by-Steve-Shelton-Images-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Love, relationships and the fear of AIDS in early 1980s Seattle will be the focus as author John Whittier Treat reads from his first novel, “The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Honors Hall lounge at Washington State University.

Nov. 16: Author/poet Alex Kuo to read from new works
November 5, 2015

Alex-Kuo-by-Ray-DengPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public reading and book signing by Chinese-American poet and author Alex Kuo will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Goertzen Hall 21 at Washington State University. The Bookie will have several of his earlier works available for sale.

Feb. 3: Survivor, author discusses campus sex assault, recovery
January 27, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

LauraGray-Rosendale-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In her latest book, “College Girl: A Memoir,” university professor Laura Gray-Rosendale describes the brutal rape and beating she endured as a Syracuse University junior in 1988 and the massive confusion and challenges she overcame in the months and years since.

April 23: Book night promotes reading with giveaway
April 22, 2014

book night logoBy Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Get a free book at the Washington State University Libraries on Wednesday, April 23, and be part of an international event to promote reading.

Authors to brief Congress on reading
October 3, 2008

PULLMAN—  Stephen B Krucer, associate professor of language and literacy education at WSU, is a co-author in the new book, What Research REALLY Says about Teaching and Learning to Read, published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).


Krucer contributed a chapter on the nature of the reading process and also edited the book, which is set for release in October. Kucer is a College of Education faculty member at WSU Vancouver. 


The premise of a new book is how learning to read means mastering letters and sounds and … » More …

‘Paper Bird’ poetry reading at WSU Tri-Cities
March 27, 2008

RICHLAND — Poet Pamela Steele will read from her new book, “Paper Bird,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at WSU Tri-Cities.

The poetry reading is part of the Spring 2008 Liberal Arts Season of Events. It is in the WSU Tri-Cities East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

Steele also will share some new poems she has written about living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton, Ore.
Steele earned her master’s degree in fine arts in 2004 from Spalding University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her awards include the 2004 Kentucky Writers Coalition’s Jim … » More …

Professor, author to read his work
October 23, 2007

PULLMAN – WSU’s Department of English continues its Visiting Writer Series with Peter Chilson, who will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Museum of Art/WSU.

An informal conversation with the writer will also take place at noon on Nov. 8 in the Bundy Reading Room. Both events are free and open to the public.

The author’s new book, “Disturbance-Loving Species: A Novella and Stories,” won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize. The stories in this book are about Americans in Africa struggling to cope with political and … » More …

Crow Creek Sioux author and scholar to read at Museum of Anthropology
October 4, 2007

Crow Creek Sioux poet, novelist and scholar Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will give a literary reading at the WSU Museum of Anthropology in College Hall at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. This event is free and open to everyone.

According to Lynn-Cook, who was born in Fort Thompson, S. D., in 1930 and raised on the reservation, her poetry and fiction is centered on the “cultural, historical and political survival of Indian Nations.” She believes it is her responsibility to support the legacy left by her ancestors in the modern world through her writing. Cook-Lynn … » More …