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WWU grad student Wilson Sackett researching Jewish prayer books in Germany 2024-02-01
Journey to Justice: A Law Clerk’s 10-Week Adventure at the Alaska Native Justice Center

Zoë’s educational journey was a diverse one, commencing with an English degree from Western Washington University and culminating in a Master’s of Fine Arts in creative writing from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Initially, she considered pursuing a career in academia as an…

WWU grad student's new play gets a New England stage debut 2023-06-02
A furious, joyful memoir of working-class New Jersey and the writing life

A memoir that celebrates as much as it grieves, rages and broods, Jane Wong’s “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City charts its author’s progress from the casinos of New Jersey to the college dorms of Upstate New York, to Hong Kong and Iowa and finally…

Q & A with Jane Wong about her new memoir, 'Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City’  2023-05-30
Two Memoirs of Chinese American Hunger, Three Decades Apart

A New York Times book review of Jane Wong's new memoir, "Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City." Wong is a faculty member in Western's English Department.

Jane Wong: How Non-Linearity Mirrors the Experience of Migration

Jane Wong is the author of the poetry collections How to Not Be Afraid of Everything and Overpour. An associate professor of creative writing at Western Washington University, she grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Seattle, Washington…

7-time Pushcart Prize nominee Stephanie Barbé Hammer coming to campus April 26 2023-04-21
Modern classics from the Pacific Northwest

Bellingham’s own Kathryn Trueblood comes to mind here; your friendly critic picked up her most recent, very admirable story collection, “Take Daily as Needed,” on a recent trip to Ravenna’s Third Place Books in Seattle (your critic was visiting his mother). It is Trueblood’s…

Recent MFA Grad Caity Scott Wins Distinguished Thesis Award for Their Game, 'Bitter Roots' 2023-01-30
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