Jessica Johnson Nominated Oregon Book Award Finalist
PCC’s Southeast campus English Department Head, Jessica Johnson has been nominated for the Oregon Book Award.
The Oregon Book Award selects five finalists each year for the finest accomplishments in writing, for those who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature. Jessica Johnson has been nominated for her book of poetry In Absolutes We Seek Each Other.
Jessica Johnson received her Bachelors degree in molecular biology but left that field to pursue a graduate degree in poetry at the University of Washington. Her work has been published in Tin House, The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyan Review, Prairie Schooner, and Subtropics.
As a finalist for The Oregon Book Award Jessica Johnson has joined such famous Oregon writers as Ken Kesey, and Ursula K. Le Guin who have both won the award in separate categories.
The Oregon Book Award winners will be announced at the 29th annual Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 11, 2016 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, will host the ceremony.
Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.Com.
This event is open to the public and PCC students are welcome to go and show support for our very own Jessica Johnson.