Oregon novelist and musician Willy Vlautin joins our campus on Monday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the Pilot House bookstore. Born and raised in Reno, Nev., Vlautin has published four novels of dark literary realism: The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, and The Free. His bands include Richmond Fontaine and the Delines. Vlautin’s storytelling in both prose and song explores economic vulnerability, addiction, and relationships in the overlooked spaces of contemporary America. A short interview on the English Department Blog can be found here. A recent short story of his, “The Kill Switch,” is available here. For details contact Lars Erik Larson, English, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7267.