Peninsula College professor and writer, Michael Mills, will present on the life and work of Raymond Carver at Studium Generale on Thursday, May 23, at 12:30 pm in the college’s Little Theatre. His presentation will focus on Carver’s relationship with the writer, Tess Gallagher, and their time together in Port Angeles, particularly their commonalities as writers, and their prolific writing partnership.
The two authors served to inspire, challenge, support, and edit each other’s works during the last 10 years of his life. In addition to working on their many individual volumes of poetry and short stories, Carver and Gallagher worked as co-authors on various lesser known projects in drama and film. Since Carver’s death from lung cancer in 1988, Gallagher has published many new books of her own stories, essays, and poetry, while also serving as literary executor for Carver, seeing to it that his best unpublished works are made available to readers. She also works with translators, filmmakers, and publishers on many translations, adaptations, new editions, and the inclusion of his existing stories in textbooks and anthologies.
This Studium Generale presentation is part of an annual celebration of Raymond Carver’s life and work. Carver’s birthday is Saturday, May 25. Join Gallagher and friends for a poetry reading at Carver's graveside at 3:00pm on the 25th.
For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at email@example.com.