Saturday, April 21, 2007

Katie Ford & Jean Thompson at Reed, Thursday April 26, 8pm

from the website:

Visiting assistant professor at Reed, Katie Ford grew up in Portland and holds degrees from Whitman College, Harvard University, and The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Deposition, published by Graywolf Press. She is poetry editor of the New Orleans Review and is on-leave from Loyola University, New Orleans, where she has lived and taught since 2003.

Jean Thompson, visiting professor at Reed, is the author of four novels, most recently City Boy (Simon and Schuster, 2004), and three collections of short fiction, including Who Do You Love (Harcourt, 1999), a finalist for the National Book Award. Thompson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has taught writing at the University of Illinois, San Francisco State University, Wichita State University, the Warren Wilson College M.F.A. program, and Northwestern University.

8 p.m., Psychology 105.

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