Clark hosts writer Jon Raymond

Award-winning author and screenwriter participates in Columbia Writers Series      

Jon Raymond

Jon Raymond appears in the Columbia Writers Series on February 13. Photo: Courtesy of Jon Raymond/Justine Kurland

Clark College welcomes the award-winning fiction author and screenwriter Jon Raymond during the winter quarter installment of its renowned Columbia Writers Series.

Raymond, whose work has garnered both critical acclaim and prestigious awards, will read from some of his most recent works and speak about writing from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, in PUB 258C.

Raymond is the author of the novels The Half-Life (a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2004) and Rain Dragon (2012). His collection of stories, Livability, won the 2009 Oregon Book Award for Fiction. An accomplished screenwriter, Raymond’s credits include Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, and Wendy and Lucy, a movie based on the short story “Train Choir” from Livability. He earned an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the 2011 HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. He lives in Portland with his family.

The Columbia Writers Series was launched at Clark College in 1988, bringing local, national and international authors to the college and the region. Information about the Columbia Writers Series is available at

Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP). The DSS office is located in room 137 in Clark’s Gaiser Hall.

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