NWWS Reading: 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner Karen Joy Fowler

May 2, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
Karen Joy Fowler / photo by Brett Hall Jones

Karen Joy Fowler / photo by Brett Hall Jones

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th & Olive)
Eugene, OR
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Karen Joy Fowler —the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner for fiction—will read from her work at Eugene Downtown Public Library, which will be open for the first Friday Art Walk. This event is free & open to the public. Fowler’s recent novel, novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, has opened up new ways of talking about family dynamics and the ethics of animal research. The novel is narrated by a young woman who, as part of her father’s academic research project, was raised until age five with a chimpanzee as her sister. This event is part of the third annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Family, Animal, Story,” being held Thursday May 1, 2014, through Saturday May 3, 2014.

Events will be held on the UO campus and at the Eugene Downtown Library. Starting April 12, pre-register for limited spaces for Saturday afternoon workshops at: 541-682-5450 (Press 2). For a full schedule of events, go to: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events-2/nwws/

Sponsored by: UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, Women Writers Project. Cosponsors include: Eugene Public Library; Oregon Humanities Center; the UO School of Journalism and Communication; the UO Department of English; the UO Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; and the UO Libraries.