John Daniel will read from his new book The Far Corner: Northwestern Views on Land, Life, and Literature at the Manzanita Writers’ Series event at 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Hoffman Center.
As Wallace Stegner describes Daniel: “John Daniel loves wilderness of all kinds, …, but it is more than scenery he is after. He has a streak of mysticism, some generalized religious sense, that is stimulated by the natural world…his essays will win him devoted readers.”
Daniel is the author of nine books of memoir, personal essays, and poetry. He has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, a James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at Ohio State University, and a Research and Writing Fellow at Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities. He has been a Writer-in-Residence or Visiting Professor at a number of other universities. Two of his books have won the Oregon Book Award and he has won the Andres Berger Award for Creative Nonfiction, the annual John Burroughs Nature Essay Award, and a Pushcart Prize, among other honors.
Following Daniel’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The recommended theme for this month is “Something Wild.”
Admission for the evening is $5.