Samuel Autman, A Reading of Creative Non-Fiction
Date: March 15, 2019 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Description Samuel Autman's longest distance traveled was not by land, sea or air, but the journey from St. Louis Post-Dispatch paperboy to staff writer there, and later the trip from journalist to college professor. His first literary impulse as a child was writing personal essays for church newsletters and school newspapers. He’s now Associate Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. His essay “Invisible Nails” won first place in the 2015 Disquiet International Literary Contest in nonfiction and is now available in THE KEPT SECRET: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction published by the Michigan State University Press. His other essays have appeared in THE CHALK CIRCLE: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, BLACK GAY GENIUS : Answering Joseph Beam's Call, Ninth Letter, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, Bonfires, PANORAMA: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Memoir Magazine, Brevity and the forthcoming The St. Louis Anthology.