Santa Clara Mag Blog
Santa Clara Magazine's blog, updated whenever the writing goblin visits the editorial staff of the magazine.
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
Kick off the new year with a literary evening in Lafayette, Calif: Writer Ron Hansen M.A. '95 will be at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. He'll be talking about the writing life—and work that's taken him from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford to Mariette in Ecstasy and, most recently, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.
Hansen is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of Arts & Humanities at SCU, the author of 10 books, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He's also the literary editor for Santa Clara Magazine.
Read the story behind A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion in the Summer 2011 edition of SCM.
Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
Folks in the Washington, D.C. area (or with literary-minded friends you'd like to steer in the right direction): Ron Hansen will be in town at the Associated Writing Programs Conference this week chairing a panel on "Finding the Story in History: Writing Historical Fiction."
Joining him are novelists Debra Bendes, Philip Gerard, and Speer Morgan.
When: 4 p.m. -- Friday, Feb. 4
Where: Washington, D. C. Marriott in Wardman Park.
Readers of the mag know Ron Hansen's work well; he's our literary editor. He's also the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of Arts & Humanities at SCU and known to the wider world as the author of the novels Exiles, Mariette in Ecstasy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, etc., etc., etc.
He has a new novel due out this summer: A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (Simon & Schuster).
Intrigued? All the more reason to head to the conference and ask him about it.