Clark College Columbia Writers Series hosts Sarah Manguso

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2018

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Author and poet to discuss her work on October 23

 VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Clark College Columbia Writers Series kicks off its 2018-2019 season with Sarah Manguso, renowned author of seven books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Penguin Union Building (PUB) room 258A on Clark College's main campus.

Manguso’s most recent book is 300 Arguments, a witty and insightful collection of aphorisms that straddles the line between essay and poetry, ultimately defying categorization. She has also written the nonfiction books Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, The Guardians, and Two Kinds of Decay; the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape; and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise. Her books have been named “Editors’ Choice” titles by the New York Times and appeared on best-of-the-year lists from numerous publications including The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, and NPR. Manguso is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction, a Puschart Prize in Poetry, and a Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Columbia Writers Series was launched at Clark College in 1988, bringing local, national and international authors to the college and the region. This year’s lineup of authors includes, besides Manguso:




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This event is held on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way. Directions and maps are available online. 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 013 in Clark’s Penguin Union Building.