Canisius Welcomes Acclaimed Fiction Writer Ron Hansen

BUFFALO, NY ― Canisius College presents acclaimed fiction writer Ron Hansen on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Hansen’s visit to the college is part of its spring 2013 Contemporary Writers Series. He will read from his works followed by an audience question and answer period. Seating is limited. The evening event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude with a reception and book-signing. 

Hansen is the author of eight novels including Atticus, Mariette in Ecstasy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Exiles, as well as a collection of essays, A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction. Hansen received fellowships from the Michigan Society of Fellows, the National Endowment of the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Lyndhurst Foundation, and he is the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He is the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University.

The Contemporary Writers Series was developed by Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius.  Founded with a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation and continued through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program, the writer series is generously supported by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Hassett and Scoma Endowments, and with the cooperation of The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Western New York Writing Project, and Talking Leaves Books.

For more information on the Contemporary Writers Series, contact Cochrane at 716-888-2662.

One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York.