Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Jim Harrison Reading at Grand Valley State University

Here is an event I must go to, even though it will be a race to get from my class at Hope (which ends at 5:50 on Wednesday) to the reading in Grand Rapids (which begins at 7):

Grand Valley State University sponsors a reading by noted Michigan author Jim Harrison, Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. in Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Tickets are $25 and include admission to the reading, followed by a book signing and reception, and a hand-numbered, limited edition broadside of a new Harrison poem. Ticket information is available by calling the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at (616) 331-8655 or online at

The winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Harrison’s work has been published in 27 languages. In 2005, Grand Valley acquired Harrison’s papers for use by researchers and students for many generations to come. (See related story at, winter 2007 issue.)

Harrison is the author of five volumes of novellas, The Beast God Forgot to Invent, Legends of the Fall, The Woman Lit by Fireflies, Julip, and The Summer He Didn’t Die; eight previous novels, True North, The Road Home, Wolf, A Good Day to Die, Farmer, Warlock, Sundog, and Dalva; eight collections of poetry, including Braided Creek, a collaboration with U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems, and his most recent, Saving Daylight; and three works of nonfiction, the memoir Off To the Side and the collections Just Before Dark and The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand.

Born and raised in Michigan, Harrison now divides his time between residences in Montana and Arizona.


Blogger Talia said...

I'm sure your students wouldn't mind too much if cut class a bit short.


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