Fiction Author, Fascinated by Midwestern People and Places, to Give Readings
Robert James Russell, author of “New Plains,” which will be published in 2017 by Dock Street Press, will be reading passages from some of his fictional work at the University of Findlay on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254. The event is free and open to the public.
Following his readings, there will be a book signing and reception.
Russell’s writing has been influenced by his interest in regionalist literature and the intersection of place/landscapes and relationships.
Along with ”New Plains,” he has also written three other books, including the Western novel, “Mesilla,” the suspenseful novella, “Sea of Trees,” and the short story collection, “Don’t Ask Me to Spell It Out.” He is the founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP. His work has appeared in a wide range of print and online journals, and has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. In 2016 he was awarded runner up for the Passages North Waasnode Fiction Prize.
For more information about Russell, a Michigan native and now a resident of South Bend, Indiana, visit his website at www.robertjamesrussell.com.