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The Literary Northwest Series Presents: Dionisia Morales and Matt Young


Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Matt Young is a writer, teacher, and Marine Corps veteran. He holds a BA in English from Oregon State University and an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University. He is the recipient of fellowships with Words After War and the Carey Institute for Global Good, and his work can be found in Catapult, Granta, Tin House, Word Riot, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. His first book, Eat the Apple, is a compilation of lyrical flash nonfiction essays about his three combat deployments to Iraq and subsequent returns home between 2005 and 2009. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Centralia College and lives in Olympia, Washington.


Dionisia Morales grew up in New York City and never thought she could call any place else home. But in her late twenties, while on a 30-day Rocky Mountain wilderness trip, she glimpsed an alternate life and decided to pull up stakes on the East Coast and move to Oregon. Morales’s bi-coastal identity crisis has been the subject of much of her work, which has appeared in journals such as Hunger Mountain, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Oregon Humanities Magazine. In her debut book, Homing Instincts, she brings together a collection of essays to examine the meaning of home, asking: What does it mean to be a newcomer? What is gained or lost when we try to fit in? Who has the right to claim a sense of place? A graduate of the Oregon State University MFA program in creative writing, Morales works as a publishing manager for the OSU Extension Service.

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Teagan Lochner
1 541 737 1541
teagan.lochner at oregonstate.edu
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
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