'All Things at Once' presented in University Convocation

Published: September 23, 2014 | Read Time: 1 minutes

After discussing the “13 Things About Contemporary Short Fiction That Really Hack Me Off” with SUU writing students yesterday, author Lee K. Abbott will present his own short fiction, reading from All Things at Once: New and Selected Stories, in the September 25 University Convocation at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall.

Abbott, a native of New Mexico, earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from New Mexico State University. Abbott earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1977. He has been a professor in English at several colleges, among them: Case Western Reserve University, Colorado College, Washington University and Rice University. In 1989, Abbott became a professor of English at The Ohio State University until he retired in 2012. He has also taught as a writer in residence or visiting faculty at Wichita State University, Southwest Texas State University, Yale University, Antioch College, Old Dominion University, Miami University and the University of Michigan.

He is the author of Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, Living After Midnight and Wet Places at Noon, all collections of stories. He has twice won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and was awarded a Major Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 1991. His latest collection of stories, All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories, was published by Norton in June 2006.

SUU Convocations is a year-round lecture series that gives students and the local community the opportunity to engage today's leaders, thinkers and innovators from across the globe in thoughtful discussion of profession and society.

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