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The Visiting Writers Series Presents: Jackie Watterson and Mike Shum

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jaclyn Watterson is left-handed, vegetarian, and of choleric temperament. She gardens in fair weather on a small balcony and makes her home with the novelist Michael Shou-Yung Shum and several feline companions. Originally from Connecticut, she holds an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Utah. Ventriloquisms, her first book, is the winner of the 2016 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction hosted by Willow Springs Books and judged by Alexis Smith. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in New Delta Review, The Spectacle, Puerto del Sol, North Dakota Quarterly, Birkensnake, and many other journals.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Michael Shou-Yung Shum eventually found himself dealing poker in a dead-end casino in Lake Stevens, Washington. Two doctorates bookend this strange turn of events: the first in Psychology from Northwestern, and the second in English from the University of Tennessee. Along the way, Michael spent a dozen years in Chicago, touring the country as a rave DJ, and three years in Corvallis, Oregon, where he received his MFA in Fiction Writing. He currently resides in Queens, New York, with Jaclyn Watterson and three cats. Queen of Spades is his first novel.

Teagan Lochner
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teagan.lochner at oregonstate.edu
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film