Name: Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series Presents Scott Olsen
Date: November 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Scott Olsen, primarily a nonfiction nature and aviation writer, will be reading at CWU?s Museum of Culture and Environment. Olsen will be reading from a selection of his books, the newest being, ?Prairie Sky: A Pilot?s Reflections on Flying and the Grace of Altitude?, a collection of essays demonstrating and exploring the change of perspective that comes with Altitude. Olsen has written ten books, many articles, and one well-read blog titled, ?A Week in Fire?. He has edited many anthologies and is currently an editor for the literary journal, Ascent. Olsen?s work was listed among the Notable Essays in Best American Essays for the years: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 1998, and 1997. He is now a professor of English at Concordia College in Minnesota. After reading Olsen?s newest book, ?Prairie Sky: A Pilot's Reflections on Flying and the Grace of Altitude?, Mark Jenkins, field staff writer for National Geographic said, ?In his very bones, Olsen is a bird. His writing soars, swoops, circles and dives just like his beloved little Cessna 172. I don?t care how many times you?ve been on a plane, you?ve not flown until you?ve read Scott Olsen.?