Upper School assembly with Distinguished Writer Gina Ochsner

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Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:55am - 12:55pm
Location: 
Cabell Center Theater

Gina Ochsner lives in Keizer, Oregon, and divides her time between writing and teaching with the Seattle Pacific Low-Residency MFA program. Ochsner has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmer Train and the Kenyon Review.

She is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall, which received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the story collection People I Wanted to Be. Both books received the Oregon Book Award. A novel entitled The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight is forthcoming from Portobello Press and from Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt.

In addition to the assembly, Ms. Ochsner will work with Upper School students in English classes. Her visit to Catlin Gabel is made possible through the Jean Vollum Distinguished Writers Series.