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Everything Everywhere: Ron Hansen in Washington, D.C.

Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

Ron Hansen. Photo by Charles Barry.Folks in the Washington, D.C. area (or with literary-minded friends you'd like to steer in the right direction): Ron Hansen will be in town at the Associated Writing Programs Conference this week chairing a panel on "Finding the Story in History: Writing Historical Fiction."

Joining him are novelists Debra Bendes, Philip Gerard, and Speer Morgan.

When: 4 p.m. -- Friday, Feb. 4

Where: Washington, D. C. Marriott in Wardman Park.

More info on the conference here.

Readers of the mag know Ron Hansen's work well; he's our literary editor. He's also the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor of Arts & Humanities at SCU and known to the wider world as the author of the novels Exiles, Mariette in Ecstasy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, etc., etc., etc. 

He has a new novel due out this summer: A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (Simon & Schuster).

Intrigued? All the more reason to head to the conference and ask him about it.   

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