UW Bothell’s Writing for Their Lives Series Continues in February with Rambo, Cheek, and Berkson

Thursday, January 21, 2010
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UW Bothell's Writing for Their Lives Series Continues in February with Rambo, Cheek, and Berkson
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell's Writing for Their Lives literary series will continue in February with authors, Carol Rambo, Cris Cheek, and Bill Berkson.

Each author will present their work and participate in a Q & A session with the audience. The events will be held in the UW Bothell Library, room 205.

The public is invited to attend. For additional information, contact the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, 425-352-5350

February's events include:

Carol Rambo
Rambo will appear on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Rambo is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Memphis and a cross-disciplinary writer. She is best known for her writing about erotic dancing, incest, trauma, and mentally disabled parenting. Rambo challenges the boundaries of sociological and literary writing.

Chris Cheek
Cheek will appear Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. Cheek is a sound artist, poet, photographer, mixed-media practitioner, and interdisciplinary performer. Born in London in 1955, Cheek lived and worked there until the early 1990s, developing his practice of "Performance Writing." Currently, Cheek is a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Bill Berkson
Berkson will appear Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. Berkson is a poet, critic, teacher, and curator. He has published many books of poetry, including, Gloria, Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently, and Goods and Services. In addition, Berkson is also a corresponding editor for Art in America, an illustrated monthly magazine.

About Writing For Their Lives: The Writing for Their Lives series is part of the Initiative for Creativity, Performance and Research, funded by the UW Bothell Worthington Academic Distinction grant. It is also generously supported by Barbara and Kent Chaplin of Chaplin's Automotive Group. To learn more about the authors, visit

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.