NW Voices Presents Author Joe Wilkins
Come join us for our next NW Voices events on Wednesday, April 26 featuring author Joe Wilkins. The first will be a writing workshop at LCC in Main 145 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The second will be a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the Magazine Room.
Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, winner of a 2014 GLCA New Writers Award—an honor that has previously recognized early work by the likes of Richard Ford, Louise Erdrich, and Alice Munro—and two previous books of poetry, Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. His collection, When We Were Birds, was selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series and was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award finalist, Wilkins has published essays, poems, and stories in The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Ecotone, The Sun, Orion, and Slate. Wilkins lives with his wife, son, and daughter in western Oregon, where he directs the creative writing program at Linfield College.
All events are free and open to the public. Northwest Voices is funded by the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College, Friends of the LPL, LPL Foundation, LCC Foundation, and LCC’s ASLCC.