Mar. 19 |7 PM

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $8.00

Free to Students

Evan Morgan Williams

Evan Morgan Williams' collection of stories, Thorn, won the Chandra Prize at BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). The book has since been long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Williams has published over forty stories in such magazines as Witness, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, and ZYZZYVA. He has an MFA from the University of Montana, and has taught in a public school for over twenty years. Most recently, he has held a Writers in the Schools residency, an AWP Writer to Writer mentorship, and he gave the inaugural reading in Eastern Oregon University's revived Ars Poetica Visiting Writer Series.

Williams' stories are works of realistic fiction, set mainly in the Pacific Northwest, often on the Pacific shore. The stories tell about people making difficult choices, choices that invariably mean tugging or loosening the ties that bind.