Dr. Denny Wilkins
Dr. Denny Wilkins professes journalism at St. Bonaventure University. He has climbed, hiked, kayaked, photographed, skied, and otherwise meandered aimlessly throughout the American West for decades. He has degrees in geology, environmental studies, and communicationand has tried to make use of them as a co-founder of the progressive cultural blog ScholarsandRogues.com. His photography can be viewed at 5280LensMafia.wordpress.com. He is broadly interested in how the world works and why it works that way. He hates writing, although he does like having written well. Excerpts of his novel, mapping Utah, can be read at mappingutah.com.
Copies of the book mapping Utah will be available at the event for a discounted price of $10.
American poet, editor, and literary critic William Heyen is Professor of English/Poet in Residence Emeritus at SUNY Brockport, his undergraduate alma mater. His M.A and Ph.D. degrees are from Ohio University, and he has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by SUNY. He has been honored with numerous awards including those from the National Endowment for the Arts (in 1974 and again in 1995), Guggenheim, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Heyen's work has appeared in hundreds of anthologies and in magazines. His manuscripts, correspondence and collection of first editions of modern American authors are archived in the Rare Books Collection at the University of Rochester, Boston University, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and at the University of New Hampshire.
Presented in the Magnano Reception Room on the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus sponsored by the Campus Program Committee and the Olean Public Library with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts.