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Portrait of Ursula Le Guin

The legendary science fiction author is visiting PCC! These events are free and open to all PCC students, faculty and staff. Seating may be limited.

Free tickets for the Cascade event can be obtained from the Cascade Library. There are no tickets required for the Rock Creek event.

Visit information

Tuesday, May 20
Thursday, May 22

You can also checkout many of her books from the PCC Library. For more information, please contact David Stout.

About the author

Ursula K. Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various genres including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children's books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts for performance or recording. She has published six books of poetry, twenty novels, over a hundred short stories (collected in eleven volumes), four collections of essays, eleven books for children, and four volumes of translation. Few American writers have done work of such high quality in such a staggering variety of forms. 

Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and her writings have also received a National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, SFWA's Grand Master, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Howard Vursell Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

Le Guin leads an intensely private life, with sporadic forays into political activism and steady participation in her local literary community, particularly Oregon Public Library, Oregon Literary Arts, and the Soapstone Foundation. She limits her public appearances mostly to the West Coast. Having taught writing workshops from Vermont to Australia, she is now retired from teaching.

(Biography courtesy of Lyceum Agency.)