Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Suzanne Matson and Andrea Hollander
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fiction writer Suzanne Matson and poet Andrea Hollander read from their new work as part of the PSU Creative Writing Program's Reading Series.

Monday, March 4 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 333

Free and open to the public


 Suzanne Matson’s new novel, Ultraviolet, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was included in Real Simple's roundup of “The Best Books of 2018.” Her first novel, The Hunger Moon, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her third, The Tree-Sitter, was short-listed for the PEN New England/ L. L. Winship Award. She has published two poetry collections with Alice James Books, and received writing fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Matson studied at Portland State University and the University of Washington. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts, and teaches at Boston College.

 Andrea Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections: Blue Mistaken for Sky; Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Other honors include the 2017 Vern Rutsala Award, a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, the D. H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Runes Poetry Prize, and poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arkansas Arts Council. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, college textbooks, and literary journals. For twenty-two years she served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches workshops and seminars in her home.