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DiSalvatore offers creative writing expertise

November 18, 2003


Austin Peay Writer-In-Residence Bryan DiSalvatore will share his creative-writing expertise at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Harned 307.

For the past two weeks, APSU creative writing students and faculty have been learning from DiSalvatore, who has written for The New Yorker since 1987.
November 18, 2003


Austin Peay Writer-In-Residence Bryan DiSalvatore will share his creative-writing expertise at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Harned 307.

For the past two weeks, APSU creative writing students and faculty have been learning from DiSalvatore, who has written for “The New Yorker” since 1987.

Charles Booth, a graduate student majoring in English, has been working with DiSalvatore since his arrival. “He's rerouted some of my work in a better direction,” says Booth, who realized the humorous potential of one particular piece after working with DiSalvatore.

“He's a professional writer with a strong command for the language,” Booth says. “He just brings the language alive.”

Barry Kitterman, associate professor of English, urges students and faculty to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with an accomplished author. “It's a chance to talk to Bryan in a small, informal setting, asking questions about his works and creative nonfiction writing in general,” he says.


DiSalvatore is the author of numerous essays and articles, as well as two books, “A Clever Baseballist: The Life and Times of John Montgomery Ward” and “Truck Driver.”
—Terry Stringer