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UO Today Interviews

UO Today is a one-half hour, videotaped TV interview program. Hosts engage our Reading Series visiting writers in conversation on topics focusing on their work and writing.

The show is taped in the Video Production Studio in the lower level of the Knight Library. The show is broadcast on cable access stations in western Oregon and is streamed from the UO Channel.

Click on the photos below to watch interviews with visiting writers from our annual Reading Series:

Fall 2018

Matt Rader, program alum and poet, discusses his work and reads from his collection Desecrations.

UO Today Interview with Rader


Fall 2018

Cai Emmons, program alum and fiction writer, talks about the protagonist and themes in her book Weather Woman and reads excerpts.

UO Today Interview with Emmons


Spring 2018

Andre Dubus, III (fiction writer) discusses how writing saved him from a violent and self-destructive path as a young man. He reads from his collection Dirty Love and talks about imagination and creativity.

UO Today Interview with Dubus

Spring 2018

Mary Jo Salter, poet, discusses and read from her collection The Surveyors.

UO Today Interview with Salter



Winter 2018

Mia Alvar, fiction writer, reads from her short story collection In the Country, and discusses her writing.

UO Today Interview with Alvar



Fall 2017

Robin Coste Lewis, poet laureate of Los Angeles, discusses her first collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems.

UO Today Interview with Coste Lewis


Fall 2017

Michael Copperman, program alum and Senior Instructor in the Department of English, discusses his memoir, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta.

UO Today Interview with Copperman

Fall 2016

Sara Jaffe, fiction writer and visiting Assistant Professor in the UO Creative Writing Program (2016-17), talks about her first novel, Dryland.

UO Today Interview with Jaffe


Marjorie CelonaFall 2015

Marjorie Celona, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, discusses her debut novel Y (2012).

CRWR Faculty Profile
UO Today Interview with Celona


Sidney WadeSpring 2015

Poet Sidney Wade reads from her collection Straits & Narrows and discusses her work.

UO Today Interview with Wade



Sara Eliza Johnson

Jeffrey Schultz

Winter 2015

Poets Sara Eliza Johnson and Jeffrey Schultz. They are alumni of the UO’s Creative Writing Program. Johnson reads from her collection Bone Map. Schultz reads from his collection What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other.

UO Today Interview with Johnson & Schultz

Photo by Jason Reblando

Fall 2014

Katy Didden, poet, and visiting Assistant Professor in the UO Creative Writing Program (Fall 2014), reads poems from her book The Glacier’s Wake. She talks about the influences of nature and other poets.

UO Today Interview with Didden

Amanda CoplinFall 2014

Amanda Coplin, author of The Orchardist and visiting Assistant Professor in the UO Creative Writing Program (Fall 2014), reads from the book and talks about how the novel developed. She also talks about her literary influences.

UO Today Interview with Coplin

reading seriesSpring 2014

Anthony Doerr, writer, talks about and reads from his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Doerr also discusses his writing process.

Reading Series Bio
UO Today Interview with Doerr


Robert PinskyFall 2013

Robert Pinsky served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. Pinsky reads two poems and talks about the Favorite Poem Project and his book Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters.

Reading Series Bio
UO Today Interview with Pinsky

UO Today - Latiolais

Fall 2011

Michelle Latiolais, author of Widow: Stories, discusses her book of short stories which examine loss and grief.

UO Today Interview with Latiolais


Winter 2010

Miriam Gershow, English instructor and author of The Local News, discusses her first novel and its themes, as well as her writing process.

UO Today Interview with Gershow


Pic - Kuipers, Keetje (2014)

Spring 2010

Keetje Kuipers, poet and UO alumna, talks about her writing and her book of poems Beautiful in the Mouth.

UO Today Interview with Kuipers


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