MHCC Welcomes Award-winning Author Pam Houston March 3

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Creative Writing Speaker Series is pleased to announce the next presenter, Pam Houston, author of two collections of linked short stories and recipient of numerous accolades and awards.

This event will be held noon – 1:30 p.m., March 3, in the Visual Arts Theatre, located on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Students, MHCC employees and the general public are welcome to attend.

The MHCC Creative Writing Speaker Series brings innovative, thought-provoking authors, poets, filmmakers and scholars to campus for a series of interdisciplinary readings and discussions.

Houston’s short stories, “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Waltzing the Cat;”  novels, “Sight Hound” and “Contents May Have Shifted;” and a collection of essays, “A Little More About Me,” are published by W.W. Norton.

Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories of the Century.

Houston is a winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.

She is the director of Creative Writing at the University of California at Davis and teaches in the Pacific University low residency masters of fine arts program and at writers’ conferences around the country and the world. She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

Parking on all MHCC campuses is free, no permit required.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or

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