News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
WMU celebrates Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award
Yesterday afternoon, at the Richmond Center, President Dunn, Provost Greene, Dean Enyedi and more than 140 colleagues and students gathered to honor Dr. Jaimy Gordon, winner of this year's National Book Award. Gordon was introduced by Bruce McPherson, her publisher, friend and collaborator since her days at Brown University. Before her own reading from the first chapter of Lord of Misrule, three of her former students, all graduates from WMU's Department of English, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Liesel Litzenburger Meijer, and Melinda Moustakis, read from their works and recognized Gordon's essential role in their progress as writers. The event was organized and hosted by Dr. Katherine Joslin, Director of WMU's new Humanities Center.