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Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Zach VandeZande - Jan 24

The annual CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series returns this month with a presentation by novelist and English professor Zach VandeZande.

There will be two opportunities to hear VandeZande on Tuesday, January 24. At 7:30 p.m., he will read from his work in the Student Union Ballroom. He will also be giving a craft talk titled “Under the Pulled Rug: On Productively Violating the Reader-Author Contract” in Black Hall room 151 at noon the same day.

Both events are free and open to the public. His books will be available for sale courtesy of the CWU Wildcat Shop following the 7:30 p.m. event.

VandeZande is known for his novel Apathy and Paying Rent, as well as his forthcoming story collection Lesser American Boys. His fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Gettysburg Review, Yemassee, Word Riot, Portland Review, Cutbank, Sundog Literature, Passages North, Beloit, Slice Magazine, Atlas Review, The Adroit Journal, and others.

VandeZande is a recent addition to CWU where he teaches in the English department.

This event is sponsored by CWU College of Arts and Humanities, department of English, Karen Gookin, and the Wildcat Shop.

Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1745 or emailing

For more information about the Lion Rock series, visit the Lion Rock event web page or contact Lisa Norris at 509-963-1745 or

Contact:  Dawn Alford, public affairs coordinator, 509-963-1484,

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