Spotlight on the Arts: Creative Writing

Lawrence Coates to present ‘Temporary Landscapes: The Fiction of Place’

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Dr. Lawrence Coates, award-winning author, professor and chair of the Department of English, is the featured speaker for the second annual Spotlight on the Arts on Sept. 7. He will present “Temporary Landscapes: The Fiction of Place” at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Coates is the author of five novels, most recently “The Goodbye House.” His other books include “Camp Olvido,” “The Garden of the World,” “The Master of Monterey and “The Blossom Festival,” and are primarily historical fiction set in his native California. His work has been recognized with the Western States Book Award in Fiction, the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Press Novella Prize, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction.  

His talk is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Wolfe Center. Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, access@bgsu.edu 419-372-8495 prior to the event.