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Alumni Reading Series: Alexis M. Smith

Alumni Reading Series: Alexis M. Smith
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Alumni Readers Series
Reading Room at Fort Worden
Port Townsend, WA

Join us for a reading, reception, and book signing with alumna and author Alexis M. Smith. This event is free and open to the public as presented by the MFA in Creative Writing Program's Visiting Alumni Reader Series.

Alexis M. Smith (MFAW '07) is the author of the novel Glaciers (Tin House Books), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a World Book Night 2013 selection. Glaciers has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and was recently published in the UK.

Smith grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington. She studied literature at Mount Holyoke College and Portland State University, and received an MFA from Goddard College in 2007.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish her second novel, Marrow Island, in early 2016. In the meantime, she is also working on a series of children's picture books with illustrator Amy Martin.