Poet and novelist, Joe Wilkins will discuss “Language, Memory and Story” as part of the Lewis-Clark State College Humanities Division’s Annual Stegner Lecture.
Wilkins is director of the creative writing program at Linfield University in McMinnville, Ore. He is the author of the novel “Fall Back Down When I Die,” which earned several honors, including the Pacific Northwest Book Award and the 2020 High Plains Book Award. It also made the short list for the First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction.
The Stegner Lecture is named after Wallace Stegner and has been an area literary-cultural highlight since Stegner gave the first lecture in 1982. Stegner has often been called “The Dean of Western Writers” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. The annual lecture at LC State features discussions about the writer’s relationship with the physical and psychological territories in which the writer resides.