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Robert Olmstead: Sara Lura Mathews Self Writer-in-Residence Reading
September 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Creative and Professional Writing Program is excited to host award-winning novelist Robert Olmstead for a reading on September 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Zimmerli Common Room, Howard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Prof. Rick Mulkey with questions.
Robert Olmstead is the author of nine books, including Savage Country which was published by Algonquin, and was an Amazon “Best Book of October 2017.” Other recent award-winning novels include The Coldest Night, and Coal Black Horse published by Algonquin Books. He also has published a textbook for fiction-writing workshops (“Elements of the Craft”) and a non-fiction memoir (“Stay Here with Me: A Memoir”), plus numerous individual stories and essays in some of our nation’s finest magazines. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEA grant. He has taught in numerous colleges, universities and writing workshops, including Dickinson College, UC Irvine, Boise State University and the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. His novel Far Bright Star is in the early stages of production as a feature film directed by Casey Affleck and adapted for the screen by Damien Ober.
Olmstead is a core faculty member in the Converse Low Residency MFA program, and he is visiting campus for a month in Fall 2022 as the Sara Lura Mathews Self Writer-in-Residence, and is teaching an Advanced Tutorial Fiction course.