[Zoom Event] Gordon Jackson in Conversation with Shawn Vestal

Writer Gordon Jackson will discuss his book, Never Say "Moist" at Wyndover College, and the perils of censorship with Shawn Vestal of the Spokesman Review. 

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About Never Say "Moist" at Wyndover College:

The war of words at Wyndover College begins with a single shot: a taboo placed on the word "moist," to placate a first-year student who finds the word repulsive. But then things escalate, when an anonymous voice of opposition takes on the college's strongly pro-student president and his latest innovative program to keep students happy. As the initially well received "Word-Free" program gains traction, it divides the college. The enthusiastic mid-level official charged with implementing this concept finds that it's increasingly difficult to manage--and his efforts are continuously undercut by the imaginative opposition of The Contrarian, a figure who posts creative, snarky messages in a wide range of settings...

About Gordon Jackson:

Gordon S. Jackson taught journalism for three decades at Whitworth University, in Spokane, WA. He grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era, encountering the extensive censorship that subsequently prompted him to promote free expression in the classroom and his writing. Jackson received his undergraduate education in South Africa and completed masters and doctoral work at Wheaton College and Indiana University respectively. Never Say Moist at Wyndover College is his second novel and fourteenth print book.

About Shawn Vestal: 

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013. His stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, The Southern Review, Cutbank, Sou’wester, Florida Review and other journals. He writes a column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane,Wash., and teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University. 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Never Say Moist at Wyndover College Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781684333509
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Published: Black Rose Writing - October 3rd, 2019

The war of words at Wyndover College begins with a single shot: a taboo placed on the word "moist," to placate a first-year student who finds the word repulsive. But then things escalate, when an anonymous voice of opposition takes on the college's strongly pro-student president and his latest innovative program to keep students happy.