Living Writers Series slated

Authors, poets, teachers and other speakers in the creative field will take part in SUNY Oswego’s annual Living Writers Series throughout the fall semester.

One added twist for this year is that some appearances dovetail with the new Arts and Psychology series that complements the selection of Elizabeth Moon’s “The Speed of Dark” for campus-wide review under the Oswego Reading Initiative. Moon will visit campus to discuss her book at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Hewitt Union ballroom.

Other appearances tying into the Arts and Psychology series will include Michael Burkard, a professor, alcoholism counselor and author of nine books of poetry, at 3 p.m. Sept. 19 in Hewitt Union’s Bell Auditorium; Sue William Silverman, author of “Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You” and “Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction,” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall; and author and documentary filmmaker Robert Perkins at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in Bell Auditorium.

The Living Writers Series will begin with Brad Korbesmeyer of SUNY Oswego’s English writing arts program discussing sitcom writing on Sept. 7. English writing arts faculty member Katie Riegel will address humor in poetry on Sept. 14. SUNY Oswego alumna Julie DeVillers, known for her series of books empowering teen girls, will talk about young adult writing on Sept. 26. Linda Loomis of the college’s journalism program will discuss writing for this field on Sept. 28.

Ira Sukrungruang of the English writing arts faculty, co-editor of “Scoot Over Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology” and “What Are You Looking At?: The First Fat Fiction Anthology,” will discuss obsessions and addictions Oct. 12. Lee K. Abbott, an author and director of Ohio State University’s creative writing program, will talk about short fiction on Oct. 24 in Bell Auditorium. Leigh Wilson of the English writing arts program will address fiction writing on Oct. 26.

English writing arts faculty member Robert O’Connor, whose novels include the acclaimed book-turned-movie “Buffalo Soldiers,” will talk about film and fiction Nov. 2. On Nov. 7, Bill Reilly of the River’s End Bookstore in Oswego will detail the life of an independent bookstore owner. Christine Motto of the English writing arts program will address fiction and book clubs on Nov. 14. Howard Gordon, executive assistant to the president at SUNY Oswego and a short-story author, will wrap the fall series with a discussion of short fiction on Nov. 16.

Unless otherwise noted, installments of the Living Writers Series will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall. There is no admission charge for any session, and the public is invited to attend.

For more information on the Living Writers Series, call 312-2626.

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(Posted: Aug 31, 2005)