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Visiting writer to read Oct. 11

October 6, 2011

Wendy Call will read from her work on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Shaw Lounge, Thomas Commons.

Wendy Call is a writer, editor, translator, and teacher of creative writing. Call’s narrative nonfiction book, “No Word for Welcome” (University of Nebraska Press, 2011), explores how economic globalization intersects with village life in a region of southern Mexico called the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Grants from the arts commissions of Seattle (2006), King County (2007), and Washington State (2006 and 2009), as well as the Oberlin College Alumni Association, supported the research and writing of the book. Wendy was a 2000-2002 Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs in the Mexican isthmus—the setting of “No Word for Welcome.” Wendy Call is the Distinguished Visiting Writer in creative non-fiction this block, teaching Literary Non-fiction: Legend and Lyric in Linn County.

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