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The Writer/Editor Relationship
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 4:00pm

The MFA in Creative Writing Program presents:

THE WRITER/EDITOR RELATIONSHIP

A conversation between Joshua Kendall, Senior Editor at Viking/Penguin in New York and Tom Bissell, fiction and nonfiction writer and professor in the PSU Creative Writing MFA program

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

4 p.m.

SMU 327

Free and open to the public

As a senior editor at Viking/Penguin, Joshua Kendall has worked with such writers as Ron Carlson, Stewart O’Nan, Andrew Sean Greer, and Donovan Hohn,recent recipient of the Whiting Award. Additionally, Josh has taught fiction writing at The University of Iowa, The Aspen Writers’ Foundation, and Eugene Lang/The New School, as well as having served as a contributing editor at *The Paris Review*. Raised in Tacoma, Washington, he currently lives in New York City .

Tom Bissell, who recently joined the PSU faculty, is the author of Chasing the Sea, God Lives in St. Petersburg, and The Father of All Things. Early next year he will publish Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter.

Co-sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Free and open to the public.