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Milton Fellow Craft Lecture with Isaac Anderson
“The We of Me: Writing the Relations that Define us”

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Thursday, May 4 | 3:00 p.m.
Seattle Pacific University
Library Reading Room

Our stories often find their significance where the “me” and the “we” intersect. This talk will consider the ways the personal essay decenters the self to make room for another’s experience, complicating and enriching the individual in the process

Isaac Anderson is the 2016-17 Milton Fellow at Image. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth GenreImagePortland MagazineLos Angeles Review of BooksLiterature and Belief, and elsewhere, and his piece “Lord God Bird” (Image issue 72) received honorable mention in Best American Essays. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the Ohio State University, has taught at Ohio State, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Western Theological Seminary, and has been a writer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. As Milton Fellow, Isaac is working on a collection of essays titled This Is How the End Begins, a manuscript that examines moments of personal or historic consequence as threshold moments of birth and death, opening and closure. His essays consider subjects such as American identities and rituals, fidelity, addiction, loneliness and prayer, faith and science, cultivating empathy, religious extremism, and contingency as a native part of human being.

This event is free and open to the public. Q&A to follow.

Image’s 14th Annual Denise Levertov Award
Richard Rodriguez

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Thursday, May 25 | 7:00 p.m.
415 Westlake
Seattle, Washington

Richard Rodriguez is a journalist, essayist, and author whose books include Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father, Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography (all from Viking). He is a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times, and Time. He lives in San Francisco. Read Rodriguez’s essay “Transit Alexander: A Round,” excerpted from Darling, in Image issue 78.

This event is free and open to the public. Q&A and dessert reception to follow.

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