Friday, December 12th: Fiction & Poetry. Nance Van Winckel reads from her new genre-bending novel Ever Yrs and Spokane poet Tod Marshall reads from his latest collection of poems Bugle. 7 pm.
Nance Van Winckel's newest books are Ever Yrs., a novel in the form of a scrapbook (Twisted Road, 2014), Pacific Walkers, her sixth collection of poems (U. of Washington Press, 2013), and Boneland, her fourth book of linked stories (U. of Oklahoma Press, 2013). The recipient of two NEA Poetry Fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner, she has new poems in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poetry Northwest, Field, and Gettysburg Review. She is on the MFA faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Professor Emerita in E. Washington University's Inland Northwest Center for Writers.
Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He studied English and philosophy at Siena Heights University, earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and graduated with the his PhD from The University of Kansas. He directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University. He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent.