Crimson ReadsThe published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the third annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence. Refreshments will be offered during a reception open to the public.

Among this year’s honorees are books about Cougar Nation’s pride and citizenship in its first 50 years; translated poems of a 14th century knight, diplomat, and poet; and the impact of women on Pacific Northwest history from earliest times to the present.

WSU Vancouver foreign language professor Joan Grenier-Winther and co-editor/translator Peter Nicholson reintroduce the work of Oton de Granson to English readers through “Oton de Granson: Poems” (September 2015, Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University). And, in writing “Shaping the Public Good: Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest” (October 2015, Oregon State University Press), author and WSU history professor emerita Sue Armitage describes how women of all races, classes and eras influenced the region’s history – “the famous, the forgotten and the women in between.”

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