R124. Male Creations and Their Female Creators

Room LL5, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level
Thursday, February 27, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Five women authors will read their writing: work written from the point of view of men, or work in which male characters figure prominently. The women who will be reading are deeply interested in the psychological complexity of men and seek to understand what internal conflicts produce their behavior and decisions. The expression of this fascination, and the resolution of the questions it produces, are worked out in the creative writing of the authors.


Pat Matsueda is the managing editor of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and a recipient of the Elliott Cades Award for Literature. Her poetry collection Stray was published in 2006. She is also a freelance editor, typesetter, and book designer.

Naomi Long is the author of a chapbook, Radiant Field, and has published poems in Arts & Letters, Tinfish Journal, and Manoa. She works as a book editor in Los Angeles.

Sharon May researched the Khmer Rouge regime for Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Human Rights and co-edited In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia. Her fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices, The Chicago Tribune, Manoa, and Tin House.

Shawna Yang Ryan is the author of Water Ghosts, and The Boston Globe has called her “a writer to watch.” A graduate of the Creative Writing Master’s program at UC Davis and a former Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, she teaches at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Adele Ne Jame has published four books of poems, including Field Work and The South Wind. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a Pablo Neruda prize for poetry. Her broadsides have been exhibited at the Sharjah, United Arab Emirates International Biennial.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center