The campus on a sunny day, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at PLU. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Visiting Writer Series 2020-2021

The 16th Visiting Writer Series at PLU is sponsored by the English Department, with generous support from the Office of the Provost.

In the afternoon, “The Writer’s Story” is a a Q&A about the author’s writing life. In the evening, there is a reading, with a question and answer session, about the author’s recent work.

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.

Until further notice, these events will be virtual, happening via Zoom.

Sejal Shah

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Writer’s Story: 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) via Zoom

Reading and Q&A: 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) via Zoom

Everyone is most welcome to either event!

Sejal Shah
This Is One Way to Dance

Prose writer and PLU Rainier Writing Workshop faculty member Sejal Shah will be the first writer in PLU’s 2020-21 Visiting Writer Series. See her bio at RWW’s site and also at her website. Shah’s debut essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance, was published by University of Georgia Press in June 2020 to much acclaim. Publishers Weekly noted: “The poetic, probing debut from short story writer and essayist Shah forcefully tackles the complicated intersection of identity, language, movement, family, place, and race.” The book received glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Review and NPR, among others, and was named a “most anticipated book” by many outlets, including Bitch Media, The Rumpus, and The Millions.