Columbia Writers Series welcomes Sloane Crosley

For Immediate Release
November 17, 2021

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Bestselling writer reads from and discusses her work on November 18  

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Clark College Columbia Writers Series kicks off its 2021-2022 season with national bestselling and award-winning writer Sloane Crosley. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held virtually on ThursdayNovember 18, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  

Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times best-selling essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. The former was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and was described as “perfectly, relentlessly funny” by David Sedaris. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was a national best-seller, a New York Times editor’s choice, and it has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures. Sloane’s most recent book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was met with high praise. Steve Martin said of the collection, “Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping.”  

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 will continue with: 

  • Winter: February 10Rumaan Alam, award-winning author 

  • Spring: May 18: Morgan Parker, award-winning poet   

Information about the Columbia Writers Series is available at 

This event is held virtually using the link: and the password: series2122 

 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.