Pam Houston–former bartender, highway crew member, and river guide–will cap her Advanced Revision Workshop at Fort Worden with a public reading on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
Houston gained international popularity in the early 1990s for short stories about women in relationships that are bad for them. Her stories have been translated into nine languages and been selected twice for the Best American Short Stories anthology, for the O. Henry Awards, and for the Best American Short Stories of the Century anthology.
Houston is the author of two collections of linked stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, which was the winner of the 1993 Western States Book Award, and Waltzing the Cat, which won the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction. She edited a collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry called Women on Hunting, and wrote the text for a book of photographs called Men Before Ten A.M. She also has a novel, Sighthound.
Currently the Director of Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis, Houston lives in Colorado at 9,000 feet above sea level, near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.