April 5: 'The Soul Thief' author Charles Baxter to speak at Erie

The Creative Writers Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host novelist Charles Baxter at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

His appearance in the series takes place in Samuel P. “Pat” Black III Conference Center, located on the first floor of the campus' Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, 5101 Jordan Road, Erie, Pa. Parking will be available in the deck south of Burke, off of Technology Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Baxter is the author of five novels, including “The Soul Thief” and “The Feast of Love,” and five story collections: “Believers,” “A Relative Stranger,” “Through the Safety Net,” “Harmony of the World” and “Gryphon: New and Selected Stories.” He also is the author of two books on the art of fiction, “Burning Down the House” and “The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot.”

The Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota, Baxter previously taught at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

Upcoming in the spring series will be literary nonfiction author Sharman Apt Russell on Thursday, April 19, and senior thesis readings by bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) students on Thursday, April 26.

Penn State Behrend’s annual Creative Writers Reading Series is produced by the campus' B.F.A. in creative writing degree program with support from the Clarence A. and Eugenie Baumann Smith Fund. For more information about the series, phone the Penn State Behrend School of Humanities and Social Sciences at 814-898-6108.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015