MHCC Welcomes Noted Author Tom Spanbauer April 9

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Creative Writer Speaker Series is pleased to announce the next presenter, Tom Spanbauer, noted novelist and teacher, April 9, 1 – 2 p.m. in the Visual Arts Theatre. MHCC students, employees and the general public are welcome to attend this free event.

As the creator of the renowned Dangerous Writing Workshops, Spanbauer has helped shape the craft of numerous authors, including Chuck Palahniuk.

Spanbauer has written a number of important books, including “The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon” and “In the City of Shy Hunters,” dealing with issues of sexuality, race, class and loss in ways that can be both humorous and devastating. Reviewing “In the City of Shy Hunters” for Salon, Peter Kurth wrote that the book is “so finely crafted, Spanbauer’s characters so true to life, the New York City he remembers from the early days of the plague so exactly captured in its ‘unrelenting’ mess and glory, you’ll think you’ve been reading a modernist classic by the time you’re through, rather than the latest entry in an artificial, post-post genre.” His latest work, “I Loved You More,” has just been released by Hawthorne Books.

Nationally Known Speakers
The reading series brings nationally known authors, artists and scholars to the MHCC Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. In addition to giving readings, performances and presentations, each visitor is available to visit classes and give workshops on craft, livelihood, performance and social issues.  

Parking on all MHCC campuses is free, no permit required.

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