Evergreen Sponsors Appearance by Author Nancy Mairs

Published: October 13, 2003

Event Date: October 29, 2003

Olympia campus, Wed., Oct. 29
Reception and book signing
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, room 1007
5:30–7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Nancy Mairs, well-known poet and essayist, comes to The Evergreen State College’s Olympia campus to present a seminar and sign books. The public is invited to join a reception in her honor in room 1007 of the Longhouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Her appearance is sponsored by Evergreen’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Access Services and Friends of the Library.
Mairs is the author of such diverse works as “In All the Rooms of the Yellow House,” which won the 1984 Western States Book Award in poetry; the memoir “Remembering the Bone House”; and the spiritual autobiography “Ordinary Time: Cycles in Marriage, Faith and Renewal.” She serves on several boards, including the Committee on Disability Issues for the Modern Languages Association and the Arizona Center for Disability Law.

Mairs will work with autobiographical writing students at the Tacoma campus the previous day. They are reading her book “Plaintext: Deciphering a Woman’s Life.”

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Ernestine Kimbro, (360) 867-6715