Western Reads

Join dynamic authors Alex Wagner (author of this year's Western Reads book Futureface) and José Olivarez (prize-winning performance poet and author of Citizen Illegal) on Monday, Nov. 18 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the VU Multipurpose Room for performance poetry,…

Western Washington University has selected the book “Futureface: A Family Mystery, An Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging” by Alex Wagner as this year’s Western Reads text.

A story of Wagner’s “quest around the world – and into her own DNA– to…

The Western Reads team invites WWU students, staff, and faculty to submit creative work to our Art & Social Justice contest inspired by this year's text, "Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements."

The premise of "Octavia’s Brood" is reminiscent of “…

What does science fiction have to do with social justice?

Come explore on Thursday, April 18, as the Western Reads program hosts three authors from Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, the 2018-2019 Western Reads book. Octavia’s Brood, named in…

On Thursday, April 18, the Western Reads program will host three authors from "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements," the 2018-2019 Western Reads text. Co-editor/author Walidah Imarisha and authors Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Gabriel Teodros will…

Western Reads would like to invite members of the campus community to recommend texts for next year's Western Reads selection by Wednesday, Jan. 16! We welcome the diverse voices and perspectives of the WWU campus community in selecting a text for the coming year.

Also, copies of this…

Are you a first year student who wants to add a few extra credits to your winter schedule? Or an undeclared student who wants to explore different disciplines? Or someone who has interest in the themes of this year's Western Reads book? This year only, we're…

Western Reads Announces Fall Events

This fall, there are several opportunities for the Western community to explore how themes in this year’s text Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements can help us use issues like racial injustice and climate…

Rebecca Beardsall, Senior Director of Marketing, Conferences and Publishing (Extended Education) reads almost 100 books a year. Why does she read so much you ask? To open up the world.

“I get to know other cultures, other thoughts while…

Are you a WWU faculty, staff, or student who would like to review next year's Western Reads book Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements? We now have copies of the book available for review for any member of the campus community …

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