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