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Everybody Reads 2015 author is former PCC student
Photos and Story by James Hill
PCC has partnered with local organizations to present this year’s Everybody Reads 2015 event, which will feature the book, “Residue Years.” The author is Mitchell S. Jackson, who is a former PCC student and who went on to earn master’s degrees in creative writing from Portland State and New York universities.
PCC will show the book’s documentary and have a community discussion. The discussion schedule includes:
- Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, Rose Room, Downtown Center.
- 2-4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, Room 144, Mt. Tabor Hall, Southeast Campus.
- 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, Little Theatre, Sylvania Campus.
- 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Auditorium, Cascade Campus.
- 2-4 p.m., Thursday, March 5, Event Center, Rock Creek Campus.
Jackson will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. ASPCC will have discounted tickets ($5). Copies of his book are available at the PCC Library locations around the college’s district.
Jackson has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction and is the former winner of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers. Jackson teaches writing at New York University.