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Elena Passarello to Read at Oregon State University

  • Valley Rotunda Library 121 The Valley Library Corvallis, OR 97331 (map)

Elena Passarello's new collection of essays Animals Strike Curious Poses will launch in her hometown of Corvallis, Oregon at Oregon State University.

Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection with Sarabande Books, Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, Slate, Creative Nonfiction, and The Iowa Review, among other publications, as well as in the 2015 anthologies Cat is Art Spelled Wrong and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essay. Passarello lives in Corvallis, Oregon and teaches at Oregon State University.

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