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Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series April 19 Features Meagan Ciesla, ‘Gonzaga Writes!’


Meagan Ciesla

SPOKANE, Wash. – The 2015-16 edition of the popular Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series concludes with the April 19 presentation titled, “Gonzaga Writes!” that features Meagan Ciesla and the winners of the Michael and Gail Gurian Award for Gonzaga student writers. Ciesla, who joined Gonzaga’s English department faculty last fall, earned an MFA from the University of Wyoming and a doctorate from the University of Missouri. Her novella “Me, Them, Us” was published in Iron Horse Literary Review, and her short fiction has appeared in Redivider, Prime Number, Kenyon Review, The Long Story, and others. At Gonzaga, she teaches creative writing, 20th century American literature, and working class studies.

  • The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.


Gonzaga English Professor Tod Marshall, the new Washington State Poet Laureate and the Robert K. and Ann Powers Chair of the Humanities at Gonzaga, organizes the series that he started in 2007. An Oct. 1 reading by Kimberly Meyer, a nonfiction writer and professor at the University of Houston, launched this year’s celebrated annual series featuring nationally and regionally prominent writers reading their work.

This year’s series is presented in partnership with Gonzaga’s English, religious studies, and environmental studies departments; Gonzaga’s Unity Multicultural Education Center; Spokane Falls Community College; and the Davenport Hotel.

For more information, please contact Tod Marshall at (509) 313-6681 or email him at

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