Writers in Residence 2014-2015 Schedule

Resident nonfiction writer, Elena Passarello, will be on campus October 8th-10th. She will give a free public reading in the Walter Hall Rotunda at 7:30pm, Oct. 9th.

Our resident fiction writer is still to be determined, but he/she will read in Walter on January 29th at 7:30.

Resident poet, David Rivard, will be on campus February 25th-27th, and he will read at Walter at 7:30 on the 26th.

Writers in Residence

Our first visiting writer of the 2014-2015 school year is Elena Passarello.

Elena Passarello's reading is scheduled for Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello’s essays on pop culture, music, the performing arts, and the natural world have appeared in Slate, Creative Nonfiction, Normal School, Ninth Letter, and the Iowa Review, among other publications. Her debut nonfiction collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande 2012), explores the human voice in popular performance, and she co-wrote a series of devised nonfiction monologues for the 2012 music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University Press). A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, she received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa and BAs in English and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. (bio from oregonstate.edu)

See an example of Elena's work at longreads.