The Columbia Writers Series
Clark College welcomes two winners of the 2013 Oregon Book Awards during the 2013 fall quarter installment of its renowned Columbia Writers Series.
Ismet Prcic and Zachary Schomburg, winners of the Oregon Book Awards for Fiction and Poetry, respectively, read from their works on November 18 at 2:00 p.m. in PUB 258C.
Ismet Prcic (ISS-met PER-sick) was born in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1977 and immigrated to America in 1996. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was the recipient of a 2010 NEA Award for fiction. His debut novel, Shards, has been translated into nine languages and earned numerous awards, including the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award. He is also a 2011 Sundance Screenwriting Lab fellow and a theatre instructor at Clark College. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife.
Zachary Schomburg is the author of The Man Suit (2007), Scary, No Scary (2009), and Fjords vol 1 (2012) which won the Oregon Book Award. His fourth book of poems, The Book of Joshua, will be published by Black Ocean in 2014. He is also the co-translator of a forthcoming book of poems by Jacques Rebotier called Some Animals for Transportation and for Companionship. He co-edits Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series where he lives in Portland, Oregon.
This installment of the Columbia Writers Series is also part of International Education Week.
Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP). The DSS office is located in room 137 in Clark’s Gaiser Hall.