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Oregon Book and Flannery O’Connor Award-winning author Gina Ochsner to speak at October 20 Writers Connection

For October’s Faith & Culture WRITERS CONNECTION Thursday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., we are honored to feature award winning author Gina Ochsner! Gina is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall,
which received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the story collection People I Wanted to Be.                                                   Both books received the Oregon Book Award. Her novel entitled The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight is was published in 2009 by Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt in 2009 and was given an Orange Prize nod.

In addition to her writing, Gina teaches at Seattle Pacific University’s Low-Residency MFA program as well as at Corban University.

She has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts.  Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review, among other publications.

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Writers Connection is a ministry that meets at Rolling Hills Community Church, located at 3550 SW Borland Road
Tualatin, OR 97062. The phone there is 503- 638-5900.

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  1. pongboy says

    After having heard Gina Ochsner speak three times this year now, She is one of my favorite Oregonian authors to keep an eye on and follow. Having read some of her short stories, I look forward to reading her new, first novel just released on trade paperback. For anyone looking to read something very different–and I emphasize this word!–in faith-based fiction, I highly recommend her stories!

    Her recent visit to Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon in October was pure joy! She is an incredibly gracious, poetic woman in person! I look forward to hearing her again. Thank you for this opportunity.

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