Columbia Writers Series: Next Up

2019 Subtext Literary Festival: May 20-22

Monday, May 20

Alexis Madrigal Reading
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in PUB 258A-C

Alexis Madrigal is a journalist in Oakland, California. A staff writer at The Atlantic, he previously was the editor-in-chief of Fusion and a staff writer at Wired. He curates the 5it newsletter, which covers emerging technologies and social dynamics through history, and authored the book Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. An alumnus of Clark College and Harvard University, he’s currently a visiting scholar at the Information School at UC Berkeley.

Iceberg Anthology Release Party, featuring Steve Lieber, Jeff Parker and Diana Schutz
1 - 3 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center

Iceberg is Clark College’s new anthology of student-created comic-book and graphic-novel art and literature. Steve Lieber is a comic book illustrator and storyboard artist who has worked on Batman, Superman, Hellboy, Star Trek and Road to Perdition; he is best known as the artist of the graphic novel Whiteout and its Eisner-winning sequel, Whiteout: Melt. While Jeff Parker began his comic-book career as a drawer, he is best known for writing for titles like Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Batman '66, Aquaman, Future Quest, Thunderbolts and more. Diane Schutz recently retired after a 25-year career as an editor at Dark Horse Comics, in charge of such iconic titles as Grendel, Sin City, and 300.

Tuesday, May 21

Gina Ochsner Lecture and Clark College Writing Awards
4:30 - 6 p.m. in PUB 161

Gina Ochsner is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall, which received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the story collection People I Wanted to Be. Both books received the Oregon Book Award. She teaches at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, where she also directs the Between 2 Worlds Young Adult Creative Writing Conference.

Wednesday, May 22

Phoenix Unveiling
3 - 5 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center

Clark College’s national award-winning art and literary journal, Phoenix, will unveil its 2018-2019 edition with readings from student authors and free copies available for guests.