English Department Reading Series featuring Elissa Washuta
The Department of English welcomes creative nonfiction writer Elissa Washuta to campus on Monday, April 16th, for a reading, reception and Q & A.
Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. With Theresa Warburton, she is co-editor of the anthology Exquisite Vessel: Shapes of Native Nonfiction, forthcoming from University of Washington Press. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Potlatch Fund, and Hugo House. Elissa is an assistant professor of English at the Ohio State University.
Elissa will read alongside senior creative writing and marketing double major Nick Pesetsky. The event will begin at 7pm in the Wilson Art Center Elzay Gallery and will be followed by a Q & A session. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, Polaris Literary Magazine, the Cultural and Special Events Committee, and the Office of Multicultural Development. The event is free and open to the public.