Oct. 13, 2006
Author and poet Gary Gildner will read from his book “Somewhere Geese are Flying” on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside College campus.
The free event, sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Sioux City Readings Series, is open to the public.
Gildner is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction including “Blue Like the Heavens,” “The Second Bridge,” and “My Grandfather’s Book: Generations of an American Family” which was named a Top Ten University Press Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine. He was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer to both Poland and Czechoslovakia and has received several awards for his work including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, Pushcart Prizes for fiction and non-fiction, a Robert Frost Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams and Theodore Roethke poetry prizes, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and has given readings of his work at the Library of Congress, The Academy of American Poets, and colleges and schools throughout the United States and abroad.
Gildner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He taught for more than 20 years at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and has been writer-in-residence at Reed College in Portland, Ore., Davidson College in North Carolina, and Michigan State University.