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Lost writer from a lost time
Winter 2014

A WSU professor and a Northwest novelist are bringing writer of the working class Robert Cantwell, a Washington native, and his most significant book, Land of Plenty, out of the mists of time.


Categories: History, Literature
Tags: Labor and unions, Writers, Northwest history


Wendell Berry comes to Washington
Fall 2011
Poet and author Wendell Berry visited Skagit Valley in May at the invitation of Washington State University students and faculty. He spent the day touring the WSU research and extension center and exploring a farm. He also visited with area farmers...
Categories: Literature, Agriculture
Tags: Writers


Dan Nelson '89—25,000 miles of trails
Summer 2010
Dan Nelson knows his way around Washington’s woods. As the author of a dozen books on hikes, snowshoe trips, and trails throughout the Cascades, Eastern Washington, and the Olympic Peninsula, he’s logged thousands of miles for research.“I...
Categories: Alumni, Recreation
Tags: Hiking, Trails, Writers


Desperately Seeking Sherman
Spring 2010
Although his work is increasingly ubiquitous, the writer Sherman Alexie ’94 is a little harder to pin down. Our correspondent is undaunted.
Categories: Literature, Alumni
Tags: Native Americans, Authors, Writers


Nöel Riley Fitch '65, '69—At Julia's table
Winter 2009
As a graduate student at Washington State University in the late 1960s, Noël Riley Fitch found her calling in an issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. A two-page story about Sylvia Beach and her little bookshop called Shakespeare and Company in Paris i...
Categories: Alumni, English
Tags: Writers, Julia Child, Cooking, Biographers


Yolandé McVey '07—Taking life back
Winter 2009
The heroine of Love’s Secrets puts on perfume, goes to a barbecue, and meets Rod: caramel skin, wavy hair, muscles, and commitment issues. The author of Love’s Secrets can never do two of those three things. Exposure to perfume or barbecue smo...
Categories: Alumni, Literature
Tags: Distance education, Novelists, Writers


Carol Edgemon Hipperson - Writing History
Winter 2008
When Carol Edgemon Hipperson was growing up in Coulee City, the eastern Washington community was too small for a library. However, every other Thursday during the summer, the Bookmobile from the North Central Regional Library pulled into town. "I ...
Categories: Alumni, History
Tags: Writers, World War II


Stories about growing up
Summer 2004
Pamela Smith Hill isn't one to forget her roots.Born and raised in Missouri, Smith Hill set one of her novels, A Voice from the Border, in the Show-Me state, and another, Ghost Horses, in South Dakota, where she lived and worked for nearly a decad...
Categories: Education, English, Fiction, WSU faculty
Tags: Writers, Writing


Crossing the line
Spring 2004
Snoqualmie singer-songwriter Garr Lange released a new CD last fall. Crossing the Line, recorded at Rainstorm Studios, Bellevue, and released by Sentry Records, includes a 12-song mix of the blues, country, and rock.Lange ('79 English) tested his ...
Categories: Music, Alumni
Tags: Writers