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Reed College's Visiting Writers Series resumes with author Adam Johnson on February 2


Johnson is the author of the much acclaimed debut collection of short stories, Emporium, and the novel Parasites Like Us.


PORTLAND, OR (January 3, 2006) - Reed College's Visiting Writers Series resumes this winter with a reading by short story author Adam Johnson at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2006.

Adam Johnson is the author of the much acclaimed debut collection of short stories, Emporium, and the novel Parasites Like Us, which received the California Book Award. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, and The Paris Review, as well as Best New American Voices four years running. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, Johnson now teaches at Stanford University.

He and his wife Stephanie were married five times: in Stuart, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Tallahassee, Florida; Pacifica, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada. They live in San Francisco with their daughter Jupiter and their son James Geronimo.

Reed's Visiting Writers Series brings acclaimed and emerging contemporary writers and poets to read at the campus for the enjoyment of the public and the Reed academic community.

All readings are free and open to the public.

All readings will be held at 8 p.m. in the psychology auditorium, room 105. Reed College is located at 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard in Portland. Use the east parking lot off SE Woodstock Boulevard and follow the signage to the adjacent psychology building.

For more information, the public is asked to visit web.reed.edu/visiting_writers/ or call the events line at 503/777-7755.


ADAM JOHNSON –  8 p.m., Thursday, February 2
Psychology Building Auditorium, Room 105


Adam Johnson is the author of the much acclaimed debut collection of short stories, Emporium, and the novel Parasites Like Us, which received the California Book Award. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, and The Paris Review, as well as Best New American Voices four years running. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, Johnson now teaches at Stanford University.

He and his wife Stephanie were married five times: in Stuart, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Tallahassee, Florida; Pacifica, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada. They live in San Francisco with their daughter Jupiter and their son James Geronimo.

BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY –  8 p.m., Thursday, April 6
Psychology Building Auditorium, Room 105


Brigit Pegeen Kelly's most recent book is The Orchard, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Book Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other collections are Song and To the Place of Trumpets, selected by James Merrill for the 1987 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. She is a recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her poems have been anthologized in two Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry collections and have appeared in numerous literary journals. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also teaches at numerous writers' conferences in the United States and Ireland.