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Acclaimed author to visit PCC-Sylvania

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Acclaimed author Ron Carlson will make a visit to Portland Community College this month to read from his recent literary work. Carlson will visit the college from 11 to 11:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 in Room 212 of the CT Building at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. He is the author of eight books of fiction, including his most recent selected stories, "A Kind of Flying," (W.W. Norton 2003), the novel "The Speed of Light," (HarperCollins 2003), and the story collection "At the Jim Bridger" (Picador paperback 2003). Carlson is a foundation and regents’ professor of English at Arizona State University. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Epoch, The North American Review and other journals as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies. His awards include National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. For more information, call Judd McDonald, English instructor, at 503-977-8019.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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