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MFA Creative Writing Winter Residency Reading 2

Jan 5 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


Graduate Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Chelsea Biondolillo, Cole Cohen, Perrin Kerns, and Zachary Schomburg read from their most recent works on Sunday, January 5th at 6:30 pm in Room 601. This reading is part of the Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing Winter Residency. It’s free and open to the public.

Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of The Skinned Bird and two prose chapbooks, Ologies and #Lovesong. Her essays have appeared online and in print and have been collected in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016, Waveform: Twenty-first Century Essays by Women, How We Speak to One Another: an Essay Daily Reader, and others. She was a 2019 Oregon Literary Arts fellow in nonfiction and the 2014-2015 Olive O’Connor fellow in nonfiction at Colgate University. She has a BFA in photography from PNCA and an MFA in creative writing and environmental studies from University of Wyoming.

Cole Cohen teaches in the Critical Studies MA Program at PNCA. She is the author of Head Case (Henry Holt, 2015) and a featured contributor for Entropy. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Critical Studies from CalArts.

Dr. Perrin Kerns’ areas of expertise include modernism, feminist theory, women writers, poetics, creative nonfiction and her latest passion, digital storytelling. Dr. Kerns is also a filmmaker, and she has received national recognition for her documentary Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down Syndrome. Dr. Kerns directed Marylhurst’s writing center. She also engages MFA students in Creative Nonfiction and Digital Storytelling/Documentary.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of a novel, Mammother (Featherproof 2017), 5 books of poems including, most recently, Pulver Maar (Black Ocean 2019), and Fjords vol. 1, which won the Oregon Book Award a few years back. He’s almost done working on Fjords vol. 2. He’s also an illustrator, teacher, and the publisher of Octopus Books, an independent poetry press. He lives in Portland.