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Sept. 26: Creative Writing

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Award-winning author to discuss environmental humanities

Award-winning author Scott Russell Sanders and University of Delaware instructor in English Lisa Dill will speak about creative writing and the environmental humanities at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in 104 Gore Hall on UD's Newark campus.

The lecture, sponsored by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Sanders, who is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, is the author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including Hunting for Hope and A Conservationist Manifesto. His most recent books are Earth Works: Selected Essays and Divine Animal: A Novel.

A collection of stories titled Dancing in Dreamtime will be published in 2016, along with a new edition of his documentary narrative, Stone Country.

Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 2012 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Frederick Bachman Lieber Award for Distinguished Teaching, the highest teaching award given at Indiana University.

Sanders continues to teach as a seminar leader at noted writing workshops around the country, including Bread Loaf and Bread Loaf Orion, for environmental writers.

Dill is the 2016 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellow in Creative Nonfiction and is working on a book about the Missouri River.

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