ACU and local authors to discuss creative writing, faith and art

Media Advisory
Nov. 15, 1999

A group of writers will speak on "Creative Writing: An Intersection of Faith and Art" tonight, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. The program is sponsored by the Friends of ACU Library. This event is open to the public.

The three published authors who will speak include Al Haley, ACU writer-in-residence, David Lindsey of Austin and Dr. Robert Fink, director of creative writing at Hardin-Simmons University.

Haley has published books including Home Ground: Stories of Two Families and the Land and Exotic which were published in 1979 and 1982. Following the birth of his first child in 1998, Haley's current work is a collection of 30 poems dealing humorously with vital infant experiences from the point of view of both child and adult, titled Babies Make Us Stupid (and Other Poems for Intelligent People).

David Lindsey, a native of San Angelo, began his writing career in 1983 with two mystery novels in the same year. Lindsey has published a total of 10 mystery and suspense novels and is currently working on his 11th novel. Lindsey has been heralded by critics as "Texas' Stephen King, or perhaps a latter-day Edgar Allan Poe."

Dr. Robert Fink has taught writing at Hardin-Simmons since he earned his doctorate at Texas Tech University in 1977. His poety has appeared in numerous poetry journals including Poetry, Southern Poetry Review and Writer's Forum. He also had a personal essay in Shadow and Light: Literature and the Life Of Faith, published by the ACU Press.


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