Hear Claire Davis: The Art of the Story

On March 11 at 7:30pm on Pacific University’s Campus, award-winning novelist Claire Davis’ will read from her work. (Get Silk Road Issue 1, Volume 1 to read Claire’s essay, “Stick by Stick” and her interview on the role landscape plays in her fiction.)

Claire Davis’ hard-biting prose and unwavering honesty make her fiction and nonfiction capture what it means to be human. Her writing is finely made and full of surprises. We see ourselves in her characters and pull hard for her to show them surviving their mistakes – which they sometimes do. Davis tells a great story with stunning craft and delivery. When she reads aloud audiences have been known to listen so hard they forget to breathe.

Claire Davis’ first novel Winter Range was listed among the best books of 2000 by the Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, Denver Post, Seattle Post, The Oregonian and The Christian Science Monitor, and was the first book to receive both the PNBA and MPBA awards for best fiction. Her second novel Season of the Snake, and her short story collection Labors of the Heart were both released to wide critical acclaim.

Join us! We’ll hear Claire at 7:30pm in Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall. www.pacificu.edu for directions