Deborah Miranda

Thursday, October 13

4:00 The Writers Story, Ness Family Chapel, Karen Hille Phillips Center

7:00 Reading, The Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center

Deborah A. Miranda is the author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award), as well as three poetry collections, Indian Cartography, The Zen of La Llorona, and Raised By Humans.

Kelly Luce

Tuesday, November 15

4:00 The Writers Story, Ness Family Chapel, Karen Hille Phillips Center

7:00 Reading, Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC

Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, which won Foreword Review’s 2013 Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction.

Jenny Johnson

Wednesday, April 5

4:00 The Writers Story, Ness Family Chapel, Karen Hille Phillips Center

7:00 Reading, Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC

Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017. Her many honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.

Visiting Writer Series

The 12th Visiting Writer Series at PLU is sponsored by the English Department, with generous support from the Office of the Provost.

On the day of each author’s visit, “The Writer’s Story” is scheduled to take place in the Studio Theater or the Ness Family Chapel in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The Karen Hille Phillips Center is located across Red Square from Harstad Hall on the corner of Park Ave and Garfield Street. These events are intended for members of the audience to speak with visiting authors about their writing, their lives, and the subjects of their books.

All events are free and open to the public.

Click the writers below to read their bios and get more information about their events.