Pacific University will host nightly readings by some of the finest writers in America as part of its Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. Free and open to the public, these readings offer an opportunity to hear such notables as fiction writer Bret Lott whose book, Jewell, was an Oprah Book Club Selection; poet Marvin Bell, recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature; and nonfiction Guggenheim Fellowship winner, Judy Blunt.


All readings start at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Ocean View Resort in Seaside. Below is the schedule for this exciting series:


1/7 51; Judy Blunt (nonfiction: Breaking Clean) & Claire Davis (fiction: Labors of the Heart)

1/8 51; Marvin Bell (poetry: Mars Being Red) & Glen Moore (jazz bassist)

1/9 51; Pete Fromm (fiction: As Cool As I Am) & Valerie Miner (fiction: After Eden)

1/10 51; Ellen Bass (poetry: Mules of Love) & David Long (fiction: The Inhabited World)

1/11 51; Sandra Alcosser (poetry: Except by Nature) & Jack Driscoll (fiction: How Like an Angel)

1/12 51; Bret Lott (fiction: Jewell) & Molly Gloss (fiction: The Hearts of Horses)

1/13 51; John Rember (nonfiction: Traplines) & Mary Helen Stefaniak (fiction: The Turk and My Mother)

1/14 51; Dorianne Laux (poetry: Facts About the Moon), Craig Lesley (nonfiction: Burning Fence) & Joseph Millar (poetry: Fortune)

In addition, Peter Sears (poetry: The Brink) will read at 4:30 p.m. on 1/13 and his reading is also free and open to the public.