• Mitchell S. Jackson, Author of "The Residue Years," To Speak at Mt. Hood Community College

    Gresham, Ore. — Mitchell S. Jackson, author of “The Residue Years,” will be speaking at Mt. Hood Community College at noon on Friday, April 8 in the Visual Arts Theater.

    A former Portland native, Jackson’s novel is set in inner northeast Portland neighborhoods in the 1990s. Based on Jackson’s own life, the novel tells the story of Grace, a mother battling crack addiction, and Champ, her son, who sells the drug that has ravaged his family and his neighborhood.

    “The Residue Years,” which was Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads selection for 2015, just won the prestigious Whiting Award, with a prize of $50,000. Jackson teaches at NYU and Columbia and is also the author of “Oversoul,” a collection of stories and essays.

    Mitchell S. Jackson Page
    Author Mitchell S. Jackson

    The event is free and open to the community, and is part of MHCC’s The Mouths of Others Reading Series. The Mouths of Others brings nationally known authors, artists and scholars to the MHCC campus and to the larger community. In addition to giving readings, performances, interviews and presentations, each visitor will also be available to visit classes and/or give workshops on craft, livelihood, performance and social issues while they are on campus.

    For more information about the author visit his website at: mitchellsjackson.com