Robert Day "Where I Am Now"
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL)
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Robert Day will read from his new book, 'Where I Am Now.' The Kansas native is a highly regarded writer and professor, and a vivid storyteller.
"The reason my muse and I like first person stories is because together we can be more than ourselves as we tell them. It is as if we are creating a talking family, some of us from one generation and some from another, some adopted, some of dubious parentage.” —From the preface to Where I Am Now
Day is past President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House; and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington University.
His short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short Story and Pushcart citations. His fiction has been published by Tri-Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Kansas Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and New Letters among other belles-lettres magazines. He is the author of two novellas, 'In My Stead,' and 'The Four Wheel Drive Quartet', as well as 'Speaking French in Kansas,' a collection of short stories. Day gained national acclaim for his 1977 novel 'The Last Cattle Drive.'
Co-sponsored by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University.
Open To: General Public
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.