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Visiting Writer: John Keene

John Keene’s most recent books include the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), which received a 2016 American Book Award, a 2016 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and in March 2017 the UK's inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize; the art book GRIND (ITI Press, 2016), an art-text collaboration with photographer Nicholas Muellner; and the poetry chapbook Playland (Seven Kitchens Press, 2016). He is also the translator of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat Books / A Bolha Editora, 2014), and other works of fiction and poetry. He chairs the department of African American and African Studies, and also teaches English and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

John Keene's reading is co-sponsored by the Office for Institutional Diversity as part of the Community Reading Project. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Eliot Hall, Eliot Chapel
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Open to the Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni


English, Institutional Diversity



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