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Nationally acclaimed authors visit PNCA for writing residency

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Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomes K-Ming Chang, the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winner, and other authors to campus next week for its Low Residency Creative Writing summer residency.  

K-Ming Chang
K-Ming Chang

Nationally recognized authors and faculty members visit PNCA every summer and winter to foster student writing at any stage of the process. Whether students are preparing poetry for publication or simply cultivating the craft, they experiment with a variety of artistic mediums and forms of writing to achieve their personal goals. 

Guest artists include LaTanya McQueen, a 2022 National Endowment of the Arts grant winner, Alejandro de Acosta, founder of micropress mufa::poema in Austin, Texas, and Vi Khi Nao, whose latest collection of poems, “Fish Carcass,” published this year. 

The summer residency runs June 22-July 2. All faculty talks and readings are open to the public and can be streamed through PNCA’s YouTube channel. The July 1 event at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland requires signing up

LaTanya McQueen
LaTanya McQueen

Schedule of faculty talks and readings 

Wednesday, June 22

7 p.m.: Opening Night Reading: Vi Khi Nao, Sara Jaffe 413

Friday, June 24

  • 9-10 a.m.: Talk: Alejandro de Acosta 413
  • 7 p.m.: Reading: Alejandro de Acosta, Jay Ponteri, Joanna Kaufman 413

Saturday, June 25

  • 9-10 a.m.: Talk: Alison C Rollins 413
  • 7 p.m.: Reading: Alison C Rollins, Brandon Shimoda, Jess Arndt 413

Sunday, June 26

9 a.m.-10 a.m. talk: Vi Khi Nao 413

Monday, June 27

9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Talk: LaTanya McQueen 413

Friday, July 1

  • 10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Talk: Jay Ponteri 413
  • 7 p.m. reading: An Evening with K-Ming Chang and LaTanya McQueen IPRC

For more information, including faculty talk descriptions, visit PNCA’s website

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