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2013-2014 Lion Rock

Portrait of Alice Derry

Alice Derry
October 8, 2013
7:30 p.m.
SURC Theatre

Alice Derry is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent being Tremolo, published by Red Hen Press in 2012.  Her collection Strangers to Their Courage was a finalist for the Washington Book Award in 2002.  After thirty-seven years teaching writing and literature, she recently retired from Peninsula College where for more than a quarter century, she co-directed the Foothills Writers Series.




Portrait of W. Scott OlsenScott Olsen
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Museum of Culture and Environment, Dean Hall

W. Scott Olsen is the author of several books, including At Speed: Traveling the Long Road between Two Points (Univ of Nebraska Press, 2006) and Hard Air: Adventures from the Edge of Flying (Bison Books, 2008) , a blog called “A Week in Fire,” and is the editor of many anthologies. He is a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and the editor in chief of the literary journal Ascent.

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment


Portrait of Karen FinneyfrockKaren Finneyfrock
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:30 p.m.
SURC Theatre

Karen Finneyfrock is a slam poet, novelist, and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was released from Viking Children's Books in February, 2013. She is a former writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools.



Portrait of Derek SheffieldDerek Sheffield
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Wildcat Shop

Award-winning poet and nature writer Derek Sheffield's first poetry collection, Through the Second Skin, was published by Orchises Press in 2013. His poems have appeared widely in literary magazines and journals such as Poetry, The Georgia Review, Orion, Ecotone, Hayden's Ferry Review and He has received fellowships from Artistic Trust, Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Seattle Music & Arts Commission.


Portrait of Donna MiscoltaFiction writer Donna Miscolta
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:30 p.m.
SURC Theate

Novelist Donna Miscolta is a Seattle writer of  Filipino/Mexican descent. She is the author of When the de La Cruz Family Danced (2011, Signal 8 Press). Miscolta has published fiction and essays widely in journal including Seattle Magazine, Calyx, and New Millenium Writing, and has received grants from Artist Trust and 4Culture.




Portrait of Brandon SchrandNonfiction writer Brandon Schrand
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Wildcat Shop







Portrait of Mark WunderlichPoet Mark Wunderlich
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Wildcat Shop

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