Acclaimed Novelist to Speak on Writing at University Campus
April 04, 2011
Saint Leo University’s Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library is
pleased to present an evening with novelist, editor, and university
professor Ron Hansen at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in the
Student Community Center at University Campus.
The public is invited and admission is free.
Hansen will speak on
“Putting the Story in History.” Hansen has mined the pages of
history often for inspiration for novels. He researched the Old
West, for instance, for two novels, Desperadoes, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the
Coward Robert Ford, which was made into a popular film with
Brad Pitt. He crafted the novel Hitler’s Niece based on a real
young woman. His newest work, to be published by Scribner, draws
from New York City newspaper accounts of a murderous affair in the
1920s, and is called A Wild Surge
of Guilty Passion.
There will be time for questions from the audience.
Hansen can also discuss how the influences of faith and Catholicism are reflected in his artistic process. Hansen is an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church, and the Gerard Manley Hopkins S.J., Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in California. Gerard Manley Hopkins was British, and was considered one of the finest poets of the Victorian era. Hopkins was a convert to Catholicism, and became both a priest and university professor.
For more information on Wednesday’s event, contact Carol Moon at (352) 588-8261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.