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:
Matt Rader, program alum and poet, discusses his work and reads from his collection Desecrations.
Cai Emmons, program alum and fiction writer, talks about the protagonist and themes in her book Weather Woman and reads excerpts.
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.
Mary Jo Salter, poet, discusses and read from her collection The Surveyors.
Mia Alvar, fiction writer, reads from her short story collection In the Country, and discusses her writing.
Robin Coste Lewis, poet laureate of Los Angeles, discusses her first collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems.
Michael Copperman, program alum and Senior Instructor in the Department of English, discusses his memoir, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta.
Sara Jaffe, fiction writer and visiting Assistant Professor in the UO Creative Writing Program (2016-17), talks about her first novel, Dryland.
Marjorie Celona, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, discusses her debut novel Y (2012).
Poet Sidney Wade reads from her collection Straits & Narrows and discusses her work.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony Doerr, writer, talks about and reads from his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Doerr also discusses his writing process.
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.
Michelle Latiolais, author of Widow: Stories, discusses her book of short stories which examine loss and grief.
Miriam Gershow, English instructor and author of The Local News, discusses her first novel and its themes, as well as her writing process.
Keetje Kuipers, poet and UO alumna, talks about her writing and her book of poems Beautiful in the Mouth.