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Houston latest speaker in SLU’s Writers Series


CANTON – Author, speaker and teacher Pam Houston will read from her recent work as part of the St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series this month.

Houston will give her presentation at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat; a collection of essays, A Little More About Me; and two novels, Sight Hound and Contents May Have Shifted, all published by W. W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories of the Century.

Houston is director of creative writing at the University of California, Davis and teaches in the Pacific University low-residency MFA program and at writers’ conferences worldwide. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.

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