R208. Reclaiming the Mine: Nonfiction Writers Explore Mining as Method and Metaphor
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Jessica Johnson’s In Absolutes We Seek Each Other was an Oregon Book Award finalist. She teaches creative nonfiction, poetry, and environmental literature at Portland Community College.
Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the author of two books, My Body Is a Book of Rules and Starvation Mode. She is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University.
Ander Monson is the author of eight books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the forthcoming I Will Take the Answer and The Gnome Stories. He teaches at the University of Arizona and edits the magazine DIAGRAM, the website Essay Daily, and the New Michigan Press.
Katherine E. Standefer’s debut book, Lightning Flowers, was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her work won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction and appears in The Best American Essays 2016.
Byron F. Aspaas is Diné. He earned a BFA and MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work is scattered throughout various journals and anthologies. His clans are Red Running Water and is born for Bitter Water. He resides in Colorado Springs