6417-Malone University Fall Writers Series continues with Scott Russell Sanders
6417-September 28, 2012
The Malone University Fall Writers Series continues with the inaugural William Stafford Lecturer – Scott Russell Sanders – Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in room 106 of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. Sanders will address "The Art of Peace." The program is free and open to the public.
Scott Russell Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. The best of his essays from the past 30 years, plus nine new essays, are collected in Earth Works, published in 2012 by Indiana University Press. Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a distinguished professor emeritus of English at Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009. He and his wife, Ruth, a biochemist, have reared two children in their hometown of Bloomington, in the hardwood hill country of Indiana's White River Valley.
About the William Stafford Lecture Series
The Stafford Lectures honor the legacy of poet William Stafford, whose Quaker roots informed a deep appreciation for the sacred, interdependent work of conscience and art as well as his commitment to a life of peace.
The lecture series invites to Malone acclaimed writers who, like Stafford, explore ideas of consequence through the passion of conviction— concerns ranging from poetics to teaching, nature and place to the nature of justice, from the joys of private experience to our shared burden of discovering "this dream the world is having about itself."
In addition, there will be a film screening about poet William Stafford - "Every War Has Two Losers" (directed by Haydn Reiss) – Monday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, located at 189 25th Street NW in Canton. The documentary details the life of the conscientious objector during WWII, based on his poetry and journals.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013.
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