Roanoke College

Robert Schultz

SALEM, Va.- Dr. Robert Schultz, in his first year as the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College, will read from a novel in progress, Dark Woods, about a man's attempt to rebound from disastrous losses by driving across country in pursuit of his lost son, Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom on the Roanoke College campus. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Previous books by Schultz, a novelist, poet and essayist, include two collections of poetry, Vein Along the Fault and Winter in Eden, and a novel, The Madhouse Nudes. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University's Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry.

A native of Iowa, Schultz attended Luther College, where he taught for 19 years before joining the Roanoke College faculty, and pursued his graduate studies at Cornell University. At Roanoke, he teaches creative writing, comtemporary literature, film and general education courses.

The event is sponsored by the English Department Creative Writing Program and the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities.

For further information, please call the Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2242.