Charles D’Ambrosio to speak at the next Columbia Writers Series Wed. 13


Charles D’Ambrosio. Photo courtesy of Clark College.

Clark College will welcome nationally recognized short-fiction writer and essayist Charles D’Ambrosio this Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., for the winter quarter installment of its renowned Columbia Writers Series. 

D’Ambrosio, whom critics have often compared to such luminaries of American short fiction as Raymond Carver and Thom Jones, will read from some of his most recent works and speak about writing in Clark’s Penguin Student Lounge, located in the Penguin Union Building. The event is free and open to the public. Directions and maps are available at

The Columbia Writers Series was launched at Clark College in 1988, bringing local, national and international authors to the college and the region. Writers who have visited through the series include Ursula Le Guin, Donald Justice, Sherman Alexie, Marvin Bell, William Stafford, Jamaica Kincaid, Roy Blount Jr., Gerald Stern. For more information, visit