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Everybody Reads 2015 author is former PCC student

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Michell S. Jackson.

Michell S. Jackson.

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.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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x by Tony Greiner 3 years ago

There is an additional event at Cascade that did not make this calendar.

On Feb 9, from 6-7:30 at the MAHB auditorium, there will be a panel discussion on recovering from addiction and incarceration, two major themes of The Residue Years. Orentheo Rivers, Brandon Jett and Fred McGee from Volunteers of America will talk about the work they do to get people back into society. The program will be moderated by PCC Faculty Dennis Morrow. There will be tables outside the auditorium with flyers and other information on programs available to help those who are addicted, recovering, or returning from prison.